Skill of writing by use of a keyboard.

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Typing symbols directly instead of diacritics

After reinstalling my Mac OS X 10.6.6 typing special characters like these " ~ and more does not directly insert them into the text, but waits for the next character to be pressed. If these two ...
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Are you supposed to type '6' with the left hand or the right hand? [closed]

A few weeks ago, I did a Google Images search for keyboard finger charts to see which fingers I'm supposed to be using to type which keys. According to the charts, '6' is supposed to be typed with ...
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Solutions for one-handed typing on a regular keyboard [closed]

Are there any well-estabilished solutions for using a computer efficiently with the left hand on the keyboard exclusively, and the right on the mouse; optimized for, but not limited to programming? ...
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Is there a KTouch equivalent for windows

Is there a KTouch equivalent for windows for learning touch typing?
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Why would a computer swap letters around when typing very fast?

A friend of mine's having trouble with her computer. When typing really fast, the letters get swapped around. All my years working with computers I've never encountered this. I'm guessing virus. An ...
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Windows 7: typing [space] you [space] quickly frequently beeps or brings up modal dialogs

I have had this problem on many Windows machines since Windows XP, and I have never figured out how to make it go away. It's pretty simple to reproduce for me: Open MSWord, Windows Live Mail, ...
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How can I find the words I type most frequently?

Many programs can save you some typing by setting up shortcuts for commonly typed words. For example you could always replace @gm with @gmail.com. I'm having trouble coming up with a list of things I ...
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Is there a way to type the symbol Θ (theta) in Linux using an Irish keyboard?

How can I type the symbol Θ (theta) on an Irish keyboard layout (mostly the same as UK layout) using Linux? Seems a lot of hassle to go copy and paste it from somewhere everytime I need it,.
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When I type certain characters, they come out as backquotes

Very strange behavior. Some background: I bought a new lenovo G550 laptop, running Windows 7. I live in Israel. When I type certain keys, in any application, they are prefaced with the backquote (`...
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How can I help a long-nailed person type?

My mom has long nails and she is PROUD of them. Sometimes she needs to do something at the computer. When it concerns typing text, she does that using two pencils holding them in two hands. Or ...
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How do I convert lower case text to uppercase text in Microsoft Word?

I want to convert lower case text to uppercase text in Microsoft Word.
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How to practise typing in dark?

I'm familiar with a-z,but not so familiar with symbols like -=[]{} and so on. Is there a tool that can help me get familiar with those not so frequently used symbols so that finally I can type with ...
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Most Efficient Typing Finger Position? [closed]

So I've decided to try and work on getting my typing speed up much higher, since the way I type now creates many errors. The general consensus seems to be that the best way to type is with your ...
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Typing in Arabic is tedious

I realized that typing documents in Arabic script on Microsoft Word is a tedious process. Selecting, formatting, aligning (among other things) Arabic text is a really inefficient process (especially ...
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What keyboard layout should one switch to, for maximum typing speed?

If this link is to be believed, then colemak/capewell/arensito are the layouts that make the fingers move the least amount of distance over the keyboard. It looks like Colemak is the best supported ...
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Replacing latex with unicode symbols

Often, during a conversation or an email, or at a forum, I would like to type some math, but I don't need full equation support. Unicode symbols should suffice. What I need is an easy way to type ...
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Free “Learn to type” Software [closed]

I have a friend of mine who wants to learn to type. Yet he is still young and can't afford to buy any software. Are there some free (offline) typing learning programs out there? Thanks for all help!
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Looking for a sentence finisher [closed]

Is there any Windows tool that will learn sentences or phrases that you write a lot and then start auto-competing them for you as you type?
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Is there a typo corrector for bash?

I'd like for something to hook into the 'command not found' error on bash and offer a useful fix. For example: grep-C3 error bash: grep-C3: command not found It would be nice if it said: Did ...
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How to quickly type underscore?

I'm using gtk, and all the function names have many underscores. It gets annoying to type things like set_from_file and on_button_clicked, etc. Do you have any tips on how to type these more ...
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Is it possible to touch type fast on more than one layouts?

I am a touch typist on Turkish-Q keyboard. I want to switch to dvorak but standard dvorak keyboard does not have Turkish characters on it. I do not type in Turkish very often but sometimes I need it ...
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Is there any software to help me learn the Dvorak layout?

I've recently stumbled upon the ability to install other keyboards through Windows, and I've installed a few languages and the US-Dvorak keyboard as well. I've been trying to learn it blindly for a ...