The keyboard shortcut
, for opening the preferences panel is really a pain.
I have never needed to use it, but when I have the bad fortune to mistakenly hit it during an evaluation instead of
., instead of aborting the evaluation, mathematica hangs until the evaluation (which I am trying to abort) completes, upon which the preference panel is opened.
Basically, it principally serves as shortcut for making mathematica unresponsive, and is directly adjacent to the abort shortcut.
If the evaluation is not completing, the only work around I have found for such a situation is terminating the kernel in the activity monitor directly, which of course loses the kernels state.
Is there a way to remove this shortcut? Or failing that a way to unhang mathematica when the preferences shortcut is inadvertently hit?