You must have wondered why these keys; which you cannot press all at once while holding something in one hand, are chosen in this way. The interesting reason why you have to use both hands for the Ctrl+Alt+Del command dates back to the early 1980s.
Ctrl+Alt+Del command, which is a keyboard shortcut used to restart the system or run the task manager in Windows, exists in our lives; as a key combination performed by pressing the Control and Alt keys; while pressing the Delete key at the same time.
It can be difficult to use, as it is a key combination that requires the use of both hands. The story of this command, which is known as the most effective medicine for confused computers, but can sometimes annoy the user, goes back to ancient times of information technologies.
IBM engineer David Bradley then created a shortcut command that allows the system to reboot without memory tests.
Since these keys can be pressed with one hand at the same time, the Delete key was preferred instead of Escape in order to prevent accidental restart of the system and data loss. This command, which engineers developed for themselves in the first place and chose keys that are far from each other in order not to cause errors, was later used in the operating system developed by Microsoft.
Answering the question on the subject posed to him at a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Bill Gates said that single click would be better; However, he said that the person who designed the IBM keyboard at that time did not want to give them a single key, and therefore they were programming at a low level, which was a mistake. Bill Gates “If it were up to me, this function would be a single button.” He stated that he did not like the Ctrl+Alt+Delete shortcut.
The employees of the IBM company signed the emergence of the command; which had a great weight in computer technology at that time. Researchers, working on the company’s personal computer project had, to reboot the entire system when they encountered a programming problem.