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Make the "F" Key 800% Bigger

Because at no time have I ever wanted to type "ducking".
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I will never comment on a "stupid ducking politician", or tell somebody to go duck themselves, but my autocorrect is evil and I hate it.

It's been suggested that the querty keyboard be updated to better work with the new autocorrect feature that we all use.

I say let's start with this one change we all sorely need. If it works we can discuss other modifications, though this is probably the onely one necessary for now.

Or we can just eliminate "ducking" from the English language. We can crouch, dodge, elude, dip just fine without this cancerous word creeping into every other sentence we write.

doctorremulac3, Feb 09 2018


       The guy who invented autocorrect was a complete punt.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 09 2018


       Didn't you mean vunt?
doctorremulac3, Feb 09 2018

       //a complete punt.//   

       I've been to Cambridge in the summer. The letter change does nothing to the meaning.   

       oh and [+] if the key is enlarged at the expense of the caps lock key.
bs0u0155, Feb 09 2018

       Done and done. Most horrific key on the keyboard.
doctorremulac3, Feb 09 2018

       Ah, but what happens when you want help everyone by telling them to duck? - as in "quick, there's a hydrogen bomb about to explode.... everybody duck" Ha.
xenzag, Feb 09 2018

       "Fancy heading to the pub for a quick game of darts?"
Wrongfellow, Feb 09 2018

       You need to duck, you’re outta luck.   

       I’m fine with abandoning the safety benefits of that word. Besides, when has that warning ever resulted in anything other than: “Huh?” BAM!!!
doctorremulac3, Feb 09 2018

       I think you missed my little joke about ducking before being incinerated.
xenzag, Feb 09 2018

       I got it. Very good.   

       There's a wonderful line in the Hitchiker's Guide where the Earth is about to end and the poor Earthling behind the bar says "Well, shouldn't we get under a table and put a bag over our head or something?" and the other guy says "If you'd like."
doctorremulac3, Feb 09 2018

       Using a dynamically-configured touchscreen keyboard, and a sufficiently efficient and agressive predictive text algorithm, it should be possible to configure a system whereby the only letter displayed, filling almost the entire contact area, is in fact the single letter that the user wants to press next.
8th of 7, Feb 10 2018

       // at no time have I ever wanted to type "ducking". //   

       You might after I post one of the ideas on my list. It's called "ducker"… and it ducks you.
notexactly, Feb 11 2018

       We've lived without a ducker for this long, we'll just have to do without.
doctorremulac3, Feb 11 2018

       Sp. Aggressive.   

       Come on [8th], you ought to have that one down pat.
pertinax, Feb 11 2018

       Curse this predictve text ...
8th of 7, Feb 11 2018

       When you say "800%" bigger, do you mean with doubled dimensions? Or is it eight times bigger in all directions? Because that would be 256 times bigger, wouldn't it?
nineteenthly, Feb 12 2018

       We can start with surrounding the F key with other F keys. If that doesn't work we can have a keyboard with a 4 foot wide F key surrounded by the other keys about an tenth of an inch wide, in a recessed hole that require a stylus to activate.   

       The D key would require a needle.
doctorremulac3, Feb 12 2018

       You know, a lot of time could be saved by just having a word processing program that inserts the magic word everyplace that it's possible to have it. You could of course hit the back key if you wanted to skip the insertion at that particular point but I'd never use it.   

       So the above sentence would read: "You know, a lot of fucking time could be saved by just having a fucking word processing program..."
doctorremulac3, Feb 12 2018

       "Besides, when has that warning ever resulted in anything other than: “Huh?” BAM!!!"   

       The proposal to deliver the warning via the written word ought to solve that problem neatly. : )
snarfyguy, Feb 12 2018

       If woulf ff possiflf fo ffplaff ff kfys afounf F wifh somf kinf of finfinf, woulfn'f if?
nineteenthly, Feb 13 2018


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