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Backtick 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 AZERTY Belgium (Alt Gr + Key that's been marked with red border) Alt codes There are no forwardtick ...


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


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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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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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That would be GNU Typist.


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


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


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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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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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Voice recognition system maybe?


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(removed the old unused stuff) Edit: For Linux (Gnome), press and hold ctrl+shift, then type "u", and afterwards you enter the hex unicode value. In Linux it seems to be 398.


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In Microsoft Office you can add auto correct list items, e.g. to automatically replace (alfa) to α, so after typing the text it will be automatically replaced to the character. It's longer to type then Alt codes, but also easier to remember. Update Doing a bit of research I've realized that this solution is already implemented, you don't need to type ...


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If Georgian letters work correctly in other applications, it would mean that this is not a keyboard issue but a software issue. For example, Warcraft and Quiz Builder may not support Georgian. Maybe your encoding is set wrongly? You probably should be using Unicode; check if these applications support Unicode and how to tell them to use it.


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In Windows 8 the option is called SmartSense. Disabling this worked for me. Press Win+W to bring up Settings Search Type "synaptic" Double Click "SmartSense" Slide the Slider all the way to "Off" Click "Close" and then "OK" This will Disable the Anti-Palm detection which prevents simultaneous Keyboard and Mouse use. I recommend you re-enable this ...


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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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