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Question: Most annoying typing habit

Chacham (981) writes | more than 10 years ago

User Journal 13

When i type, my most annoying habit is that i hit the semicolon instead of the single-quote. And sometimes, i hit the el (no, not the train you silly Scrabble player) as well. So, i often type don;lt, or isn;t, and the like. Never seems to happen when i reach for the double-quote though. I wish i knew how to break the habit. Electroshock feedback? :)

Any suggestions? Or, what's your most annoying habit whilst typing?

When i type, my most annoying habit is that i hit the semicolon instead of the single-quote. And sometimes, i hit the el (no, not the train you silly Scrabble player) as well. So, i often type don;lt, or isn;t, and the like. Never seems to happen when i reach for the double-quote though. I wish i knew how to break the habit. Electroshock feedback? :)

Any suggestions? Or, what's your most annoying habit whilst typing?

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Tlak tlak tlak (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | more than 10 years ago | (#8189761)

THings i hate about my typing. THe double capital THat usually only strikes when typing 'TH.'

Tlak instead of talk.

Remedy? Repetition. No, i'm not kidding. when you get it wrong, type a line or two of it correctly. Delete, continue as you were.

When i can, i do this. Most of my typos i correct, they're from muscle spasms rather than anything else. You'd hate to see my typing as it appears normally; it's something like

you'd hatew to seew my thytyping the way it normal;lt appears, because the muscale spasms get in the wayu and it gfets pretty awkwarD. extra wa letters and all.

if my hands shake, like they do today, i end up hitting different letters than i mean to and i have to go back and delete, try again. extra letters that weren't even supposed to be in there.

Tlak and the TH, though- those are my characteristic mistakes.

Re:Tlak tlak tlak (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8190418)

Yep, double capping hits me too. Not too often, but enough to notice. As for interprosing letters, it happens, but even less often. I think that has more to do with my thinking than anything else.

As for typing an entire line. Sounds interesting. Thanx.

Darn Caps Lock... (1)

Pirogoeth (662083) | more than 10 years ago | (#8189836)

I'll miss the 'A' key with my pinkie and hit Caps Lock instead, then go a few words before I realize i'M tYPING lIKE tHIS...

Re:Darn Caps Lock... (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8190444)

OK, you got me. I do that too often. Maybe i should just shift my keyboard slightly to the left. :)

Time warped keybuffering (1)

dmorin (25609) | more than 10 years ago | (#8189937)

In particular my new Dell 5150 laptop has a rather nasty keyboard lag such that I know for a fact I've typed 'cd ' but it comes out 'c d'. Or '/bin/shu[tab][enter]' when I want to execute the /bin/shutdown.sh program in tomcat comes out '/bin/shutdown.sh u' because the tab registered after the h and before the u.

Bah... (1)

FroMan (111520) | more than 10 years ago | (#8190344)

Try type casting every number to a long!

int i = 0l;

Grrr.... very frustrating...

Or:

foo = bar.foo()l;

I know what you mean about it. The solution? Bugger if I know, but if you find one make sure to post it. :-)

Lots of transpositions.. (1)

Trolling4Dollars (627073) | more than 10 years ago | (#8190720)

Tlak - Talk
Tlenet - Telnet
Homtail - Hotmail
Teh - The (O-mi-gawd am I JeffK?)

Every so often when trying to type 'org' at the end of a URL I type 'oef'.

When using a web browser, I might hit the Enter key when trying to hit Shift. That really screws me in web forms.

That's about all I can think of right now.

Re:Lots of transpositions.. (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 10 years ago | (#8192001)

When using a web browser, I might hit the Enter key when trying to hit Shift. That really screws me in web forms

That's the bane of my web form existance...

Re:Lots of transpositions.. (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8192113)

I seem to hit left-shift mostly. It's probably rare that i use right-shift for uppercasing, unless i'm only using one hand and the letter is closer. :)

switching hands (1)

petard (117521) | more than 10 years ago | (#8216816)

From time to time, mostly off the "home row", I'll type with my left hand when I should type with my right hand. e.g. t for u z for . or [ for q.

Re:switching hands (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8216854)

Why would you do that?

Re:switching hands (1)

petard (117521) | more than 10 years ago | (#8216894)

No idea... just for some reason, the brain appears to send the signal to the right pinky instead of the left pinky, etc. Seems to happen most often when I'm having a conversation with someone while typing.

Re:switching hands (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8219572)

Yeah, like driving and talking on a cell phone. :)
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