Skill of writing by use of a keyboard.

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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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How to type “त” (from Hindi) in English alphabet?

I know there is no such syllable as "त" in English, but still is there any way we can write it with English alphabet, using any accent or anything? Like it's done for Spanish or Italian I guess? Also ...
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Is it possible to remove keys from Dell Inspiron 11-3513 laptop keyboard by myself without damaging anything?

I spilled juice on my laptop and i will like to know if and how i can take off the keys and clean whatever residue and put them back myself as it will be hard for me to get it done professionally.
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Use touchpad while “typing”?

My laptop (a Sony Vaio on Windows 8) disables my touchpad when I "type". This means actually typing, or just holding down a key like say, W, A, S or D. The touchpad stays disabled for a short period ...
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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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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 can I make it so that holding down Shift can capitalize a maximum of 1 letter?

My biggest personal problem with typing is that I tend to accidentally captilize the first two letters in a word when using Shift. For example, I'd type "GEorge" instead of "George". Then I have to ...
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Typing an ellipsis on Windows

Occasionally I find the need to include an ellipsis in my writing. I could just use three periods, but that's bad typography. Is there a way to insert … just using the keyboard? Similar to ...
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Fastest way to type greek letters like α or β?

I am working on a computer with only English keyboard, I have no admin rights to change the language settings in Windows, but I need to insert Greek letters in a text editor and other typing programs. ...
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How to type “raw” bopomofo/zhuyin without converting to hanzi characters in Windows 7?

Windows 7 comes with a variety of IMEs for entering Chinese in the manner used in Taiwan known as "bopomofo" or "zhuyin". Like other IMEs their main job is to convert from a small set of characters ...
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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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Logitech K120 Keyboard Sometimes Doesn't Work on Internet

I use a logitech K120 wired keyboard on a Windows desktop computer. Every so often, usually when I am googling something, my Logitech keyboard will stop being able to type on the internet. The mouse ...
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Is there an app that measures my typing speed in the background? [closed]

I'm searching for an application, that can measure my typing speed while I'm using my pc. Like now, I'd like to know with what speed did I type this question.
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Erasing a letter and typing, erases characters before

I just downloaded Notepad++ and using to program in C. But, when I trying to erase something in the middle of characters, and start type from there, They replaces with the characters I've entered ...
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How to replace mistakenly typed characters without pressing backspace?

I have seen this in many videos, where the programmers replace a mistakenly typed character without typing the backspace button. Here is a sample video showing what I am actually meaning where the ...
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How to type 《 》and 〈〉efficiently on Mac OS X?

How to type 《 》and 〈 〉efficiently (such as with a simple key combination) on Mac OS X?
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easiest way to change text to UPPERCASE/lowercase in windows 7

I want to change a size of letters from upper to lower case in every field where text could be typed (internet browsers or notepad, or explorer). But i don't know how it could be done instead of ...
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What software or programs can I use wherein I can record keystrokes [closed]

What software or programs can I use wherein I can record keystrokes? I will use this in filling out forms on the web, and I want to record several keystrokes, ie (like the examples below): tab tab ...
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Strange behaviour: Quotes show only after typed twice [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7. After adding some East Asian Fonts - I started having strange phenomena with quotes: For instance, if I type a " (double quotes), it won't show. But, if I type a " again, both ...
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Keyboard/typing problems on Dell laptop

I've started to notice all kinds of typing/keyboard issues on my laptop recently (Dell Inspiron n5110). Some of them are: when I wake the laptop from sleep, I can't type my password can't type to ...
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While typing on Chrome's url bar stop showing what I'm writting

I can't see what I'm typing but IT's there cuz the autocompletes keeps looking for fav urls. It only happens there while typing on the URL. I've disabled LAN connections that I don't use I'm using ...
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Windows 7 latency when typing

When I type, there has been a slight delay between when the key is pressed and when the letters appear on screen. Occasionally when typing, nothing appears for a second and then the letters stutter ...
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How to type en-dash and em-dash in Windows 7/8?

I write blog posts, and I often need to type en-dash (–) and sometimes em-dash (—) in my blog posts. Currently I keep these characters saved in a text file, and copy-paste them whenever I need them. ...
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My computer won't let me type an uppercase z - How do I fix it?

I'm on an iMac. I used to have a wireless keyboard but the Bluetooth for some reason isn't working so I went and purchased a wired keyboard. Having said that, the capital z didn't work on either ...
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Correct way to type strings with parenthesis in them? [closed]

I have a question regarding typing technique. I learned how to type in school, and I type enough that I do occasionally get some wrist fatigue, and when I switch back to the specific techniques I ...
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I Cannot Type the Key 'd' (lowercase) in VNC Viewer Connected to a vncserver of Ubuntu 10.10

I set a vncserver in my Ubuntu 10.10 Server, and started the service by vncserver :1, and I could also connect it from my Ultra VNC viewer on my WinXP. Everything works fine, but I just cannot type ...
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Mouse unpredicatably left clicks when typing in Linux Mint

I have a new Linux Mint install and I am very happy with it. Except for one thing: sometimes when I am typing my mouse will left click, often causing me to select another area of the text. This is ...
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is there a way to disable Windows from switching window focus when I am typing? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I am typing in a notepad, command prompt, webpage, or the file explorer address bar, or even any other place where typing is allowed, it happens that the currently active window loses ...
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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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How to put LaTeX formulas in Word 2010?

I have a problem to convert directly equations from Mathematica *(copied as LaTex) in Word 2010. Is there any option?
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How do I add support for “Hindi Remington layout”, in Windows-8

How do I add support for "Hindi Remington layout", in Windows-8. I tried looking in the language option located in the control-pannel. However there are only 2 Hindi keyboard layouts ( Devanagari - ...
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Is it possible to detect that data from notepad is copied or pasted into it technically

Or we can say that if rather than typing I want to copy paste the content into NotePad. Is there any way to detect it.
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When I type, my touchpad becomes unresponsive

I have a Samsung laptop with Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 running the v16.1.1.0 driver. Whenever I type, my touchpad becomes unresponsive. Note that I can't find palmsense or an option that allows me to ...
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Mac keyboard won't type letter 'c' only in some cases, also switching keyboards. No problems with the same keyboard connected to a PC

I've got a strange problem with my Mac keyboard on an IMac, year 2008: I cannot type letter 'c' in password fields, gmail website and other specific circumstances. I've tried switching the keyboards, ...
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Can I stop the keypress beep on my Kinesis Advantage keyboard?

I'm a bit of an ergo freak and recently bought a Kinesis Advantage keyboard. The manual says to press Program+\ but that doesn't stop the keyboard's speaker making that awful noise; in fact it changes ...
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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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In what way does non-“full n-key rollover” hinder fast typists? [closed]

Wikipedia claims (although the latter claim does not cite a source) that: High-end keyboards that provide full n-key rollover typically do so via a PS/2 interface as the USB mode most often used ...
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Envy m6 Laptop unable to left click after typing

I have a problem with my touchpad that whenever I try to click while i have a key pressed it is unresponsive for at least a second until the key is released. Palmcheck is off as I am able to move the ...
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Any key press goes to line end while typing

When I click any key my Acer Aspire 4736z win7 goes to end of that line. Even if I select a word and start to replace it another, courser goes to line end after the first key up. Is it a virus or ...
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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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How do I stop making the same typo over and over again? [closed]

I learned how to touch type 13 or 14 years ago and I rarely make mistakes. However, lately I've been making the same mistake over and over again. When I have to type io I'll often type oi instead. How ...
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My keyboard types question marks instead of “Georgia” letters

I have a problem with typing in Georgian language. Our letters are not Latin and looks like "ა,ბ,გ,დ,ე,ღ" etc. when I type in Warcraft or Quiz Builder i get question marks instead of the text i want. ...
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How can I enter Unicode characters (e.g. ♥♦♣♠) when logging into Windows?

As far as I can tell, it is possible to put a ♥ character in a Windows user password. The problem is, when you get to the log on screen, how can this be typed? As far as I can tell, any symbol that ...
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“English autocompletion” program for Windows [closed]

I never experimented with software which gives you "English autocompletion", but it sounds like something I'd love to use and that could make typing much much more efficient. I mean, if I start typing ...
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How to achieve word completion (google search style) in MS Outlook and MS Word

When doing a google search, one can take advantage of word completion. E.g., when one searches for drug rosiglitazone, one can just type 'rosi' and it offers rosiglitazone. When a user writes emails ...
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Keyboard Type “th” twice when typing “the”

When I attempt to type the word "the", my keyboard gives me "ththe". Note this does not happen when I type "this" or "that" or "th" by itself. Nor does "te", "et","eh", "he". The "th" only repeats ...
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Wordpad wont let me type a letter between cursor after back spacing

Have I hit a button that is causing the titled problem? I recently lost my 23 year old daughter and I desperately need to write using wordpad. I am a doomed, computer stupid old mother who is about to ...
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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 ...