I had this ideea after asking some friends if they ever used editor overtype mode and most of them complain about hitting "Ins" key by mistake.
Simply deactivating "Ins" accelerator will solve this problem, so: "Tools/Customize", "Category: Edit", "EditToggleOvertype" - Remove current key;
This is one of my favourites. It's just that. Simple but definitly effective when you are working with your code.
You can go to the other combos or to the 'WizardBar Actions' by using tabs and finally pushing enter when you are in the place you wanna go or you wanna write part of it to see what's available. I use the Alt-D combination because of the similarity with the Ctrl-D (which goes to Find combo in the toolbar).
Ok, at begining it's some way hard to get used to this but once you get used to it, believe me, you can stop it. You do all your code with your keyboard really without using the goddamn mouse.
You can assign also keys for the other combos instead but I prefer somehow this more simple approach. Of course I use the class viewer too (her...sometimes)...
Here's some of my shortcuts:
Alt-0 -> go to class viewer pane;
Esc -> returns to the document being edited (your code)
Ctrl-PageUp and Ctrl-PageDown ->Cycle through ClassView,
ResourceView, FileView and DataView;
LeftShift-F10 -> Displays the menu for the selected item.
Ctrl+W -> starts Classwizard
Ctrl-Shift-G (in the Find Combo) -> type the name of a file in the combo and then press this one.
Alt-2 -> Goes to the output pane
Alt-F8 will format selected lines of code. Very useful when you cut/paste code from one section to another.
Just select the code you pasted in and Alt-F8. Ctrl-A (Select all) then Alt-F8 will format your entire file.