Bill Gates apologizes for Crtl-Alt-Del to log in to Windows computers

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New York (CNN) -- Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer.

The billionaire Microsoft co-founder admitted Wednesday the control-alt-delete function used to start up Windows computers is an awkward maneuver.

Gates was on a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Form in New York City when he was asked about it.

Gates says, "The IBM, the IBM PC hardware keyboard, only had one way that it could get a guaranteed interrupt generated. So you know clearly the people involved they should have put another key on in order to make that work."

He added, "If i can make one small edit i'd make that a single key operation."

It's a confession gates has made before.

In 2013, he blamed IBM for the issue.

Back then he said, "We could have had a single button. But, the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn't want to give us our single button."

And if you're not an Apple person-- on Mac computers, users can press a single key to log in -- not three.

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