Skill of writing by use of a keyboard.

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Does fast typing influence fast programming?

Many young programmers think that their bottleneck is typing speed. After some experience one realizes that it is not the case, you have to think much more than type. At some point my room-mate ...
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How do I type the tick and backtick characters on Windows?

How do I type tick and backtick on Windows?
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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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How to choose a keyboard for faster typing [closed]

I noticed that, with different keyboards, my typing speed varies greatly. However, I don't know what, exactly, in the keyboard, affects the typing speed? My current keyboard makes me type very slow. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to enable keyboard repeat on a Mac

On a Windows machine, pressing and holding a keyboard key results in the character being repeated. For example, if I press and hold q for a few seconds, I end up with the following: ...
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What is the Unix/Linux equivalent of Typing Tutor?

Back when I started to use computers, there used to be an application called 'Typing Tutor'. As the name of the application indicates, Typing Tutor was meant to teach computer users to touch-type. To ...
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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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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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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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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 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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“English autocompletion” program for Windows

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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Is there a KTouch equivalent for windows

Is there a KTouch equivalent for windows for learning touch typing?
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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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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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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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notepad++ “autotext”-type plugin

As part of my job, I regularly enter long descriptions of real estate into a database. I type those up in N++ and then paste them into the web interface of the base. However, they are quite ...
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Need a simple APP or Software or Tool for auto typing

I'm looking for an application which can do something as follows - In a notepad or any editor, if I go on hitting any keystrokes, it shall go on typing only predefined text in an application. For ...
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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 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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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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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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What is LaTeX and How Can I Get Started Using It?

For physics and math classes, it would be very useful to be able to type out equations with symbols and such. I believe that LaTeX allows you to do this, but I am not sure. So, what is LaTeX exactly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Math formula editor with export to SVG, EPS or AI

I'm looking for a free formula editor, which can export formulas to Vector-based formats. (svg, eps, ai, pdf, cdr, etc..) Do you know something?
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Unable to get the deadkey feature working on XP

A family member of mine has a Windows XP PRO desktop (with Dutch MUI). Now because he wants to type letters with accents (i.e. chars like à) I've set the keyboard settings to "US-International". This ...
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What is the correct way for using a laptop keyboard, specially the CTRL/SHIFT/ALT keys?

Sometimes I find myself doing strange acrobatics when using my laptop, specially when using these keys: CTRL, SHIFT or ALT. What are some rules or tricks to make typing on a laptop keyboard less ...
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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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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, ...