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Backtick (grave accent) QWERTY and QWERTZ Key that’s been marked with red border. It’s a dead key by default. AZERTY France Alt Gr + Key that’s been marked with red border AZERTY Belgium Alt Gr + Key that’s been marked with red border Forwardtick (acute accent) AZERTY Belgium Alt Gr + Key that’s been marked with red border ...


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In Windows it's alt+0133 on the numberpad.


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Use an editor with auto-complete functionality?


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In Microsoft Office 2007 you can use the Change Case button on the Home tab. If that is not what you are looking for you will need to add more details to your question.


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This is called PalmCheck. To disable this, go to Mouse Properties in Control Panel, select the Device Settings tab, select the Synaptics Clickpad or similar device in the list and click Settings, and under PalmCheck in PalmCheck-Enhanced, drag the slider down towards Off.


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If you have a numpad, turn numlock on and use Alt + 0150 for en-dash and Alt + 0151 for em-dash. That is keep Alt pressed and type the numbers on the numeric keypad. EDIT: As @gronostaj points out, this works with only left Alt.


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When you've had caps lock on by mistake, highlight the words you typed and press Shift+F3. Pressing Shift+F3 repeatedly swaps between upper case, title case and lower case. eg. if you type: tHIS IS A TEST. ... then select all the text and press Shift+F3: This IS A TEST. ... then press Shift+F3 again: THIS IS A TEST. ... and Shift+F3 again: this is a ...


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Run this in Terminal: defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false


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Since disabling SmartSense didn't solve the problem for me, I had to go all Morpheus on this hole. (Popped both blue and red.) After much toil and bickering with various forms of Sony's Support, I gave up and tried messing with the Registry. After some failed attempts to disable the Synaptics filter driver that's attached to the keyboard, I found something ...


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Using a programmable foot pedal could help you out a bit.


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I think your mother needs to make a value judgement as to whether typing or nails are more important to her. You can't always have it both ways in this life. ;)


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That would be GNU Typist.


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Sounds like you might want to consider a mechanical keyboard. Pressing keys is generally lighter, and the recognizable 'click' you hear when the key is pressed will allow you to stop pushing the keys further. If you want to go all-in, consider the Model S Ultimate Keyboard. Not only is this a very solid, durable mechanical keyboard, but it also has no ...


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There's an online Dvorak typing tutor. It basically just follows you through repeating patterns of letters and gradually introduces more letters and builds up words from the letters you've learnt so far. (Just click on "Lessons" in the menu along the top, and select which lesson you want to start with)


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You don't mention what your current typing speed is, or what your goal is. "Much higher" has entirely different connotations to a(n) secretary administrative assistant than it does to a coder or even a network administrator. At my best as a coder, I was hitting the 60-70 WPM range, and that was fine. Now that I'm back in network adminning, I've probably ...


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You should really specify what OS your young friend will be using, to help responders. Given the remark about lack of funds, I assume your young friend will use free software instead of paying M$ for a proprietary system. Under gnu/linux there is a plethora of such software. Just three examples amongst the many others: ktouch klavaro nlkt EDIT: as you ...


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With cheaper keyboard designs and why "gaming" keyboards are more expensive. Most keyboards use a matrix (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollover_%28key%29) and a really fast typist can cause the keyboard to incorrectly register key presses (I am seldom this fast). A better external keyboard is likely the best solution.


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I just got the solution by myself. Go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts; Select the row Hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop; Press Alt+D or any other combination; Kill your current vncserver connection by vncserver -kill :1; Restart it by vncserver :1; Re-connect it from your VNC client. Problem solved. Peter


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What is really important is the force and consistency of the force necessary to push a key, and the way it pushes back. They keys have to slide, without friction, which excludes most cheap keyboards which have a high friction mechanism for positioning each key. Yes, in most keyboards you can't check that until you try them. And usually low profile keyboards ...


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The game, Typing of the Dead. Wiki entry Coding horror review


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See this thread : How do you type with long nails? Apparently it's quite possible to type despite long nails and without any mechanical aid such as pencils. One just has to hold the hands at the right angle and use the pads of the fingers. It seems to take some training, but is then quite efficient (although not as much as when typing with clipped nails).


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For Linux (Gnome), press and hold Ctrl+Shift, then type U. After that, you enter the hex Unicode value. For Theta, this is 398. (The symbol will not appear until you press another key, such as space. This is reasonable: you may want more digits, such as U+3987, 㦇.)


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You should clarify what fast and what slow means. According to this article an average computer user does above 30WPM. Typing fast on a keyboard is at least a two part thing. I'll try to explain myself: Keyboard layout The layout of the letters you're using is important. Almost everyone uses QWERTY layout, but It's not designed for speed. You could ...


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On Windows 8 logon screen you just have to be really fast to type ♥ in password field. Don't hold the Alt for too long. I don't know how fast are your fingers, but you can probably forget about codes longer than 3 characters. Besides those characters are obviously not supported I would not advice to use them, because they won't add as much entropy as you ...


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I'm not a great typist, but I'm a highly skilled piano player. To play the piano it is important to curve your fingers so as to use your fingertips for accuracy. Of course, it is easier if you keep your nails short. I have found this greatly increases my accuracy when typing. EDIT: also, we don't aim for "speed" until the last step. We aim for accuracy. ...


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I don't know of a general purpose one, but there is one for directory names: $ shopt -s cdspell $ cd /usr/ibn /usr/bin $ pwd /usr/bin $ cd /usr/shar/doc /usr/share/doc This is from the man page for Bash: If the search is unsuccessful, the shell searches for a defined shell function named command_not_found_handle. If that function exists, it is invoked ...


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Another good way to get proficient is to just make the switch and work with it in whatever you do daily. I learned Dvorak a while ago, tried to switch, but gave up and went back to Qwerty. Recently I made the switch for good. I was too lazy to put stickers on my keyboard or rearrange the keys, and as a (positive?) consequence I'm not at all helped by looking ...


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Voice recognition system maybe?


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Keyboard typing methods were invented way after the layout was invented. This is really personal preference. Just like how I type the C with my index finger instead of my middle finger. In other words, whichever it is you like. Heck, add it as a speech command if you like so that you don't have to worry about wondering which fingering to use.



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