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I have a "seven finger" typing style. I move very fast with
my strokes..too fast on some. For example, I tend to
the word "the" as "teh". I also will think I am typing "and"
or "because" and they come out "nad" and "becasue". This
happens in many other words. I videoed my typing and
the video in slow motion to find out why this is
happening. I know in my mind I am spelling these words
correctly. But, my fingers are "stepping" on each other by
habitual too-rapid strokes I have found it impossible to
correct unless I very dramatically slow down my typing
speed. In watching the slowed video, though., I had an
idea. What if I could deliberately show down a key's
signal after I hit it- that is buffer it somehow on the keys
am having trouble with. In analysing my writing errors, I
found the only offending letters are the vowels 'a', 'e' and
'u' and the consonant 'n' with an occassional 't' and 's'
an offender. Few words using the rest of the letters get
mixed up. I decided that if those letters could somehow
delayed by mere milliseconds before their actual input,
typing errors would dramatically decline. As you can see,
the error keys are some of the most used letters,
R,S,T,L,N,E, then, correcting those errors would be a big
step in the right direction.
So, the idea is, to create a typing input adjustment
in which the typist could install tiny thousands of a
delays between actually hitting the key and it being
inputed to the prosessor. This delay would help stop my
overly eager finger inputs, letting the proper sequince of
my intended letter selection be placed in my writing.
Now, I know that spell-check can help and it greatly does
in some of the word processors. I have built quite a
correcting vocabulary and I do very well with writing in
processors like Word and Works and so-forth. But, some
places on the net, like my e-mails, various blogs and
discussion boards don't have spell-check and so far I have
not found how to make everything I type no matter
type,to filter through my spell check setting (if there is a
way to do that, my idea is kaput...I know)
But, it seems to me, this would be a great way to vastly
imporve one's typing accuracy in working on computer
keyboards..a kind of super smart keyboard (ha- I just
that as "keyborad" and the word 'just' came out as 'jsut'-
well at least I have a backspace key.)
Am I half baked or is this a good idead?
Best idead I've raed all day.
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 14 2015]
||This only works for the one machine it is installed on. Better perhaps to implement this mechanically, though prosthetic finger-tip add-ons which contain tiny springs and linkages. Little grub-screws on each finger-tip adjust for the delay between the finger movement and the impetus being transmitted through to the end of the prosthetic.
||Yul'd have t adjust the delay fr each persn using the
cmputer, t accunt (srry!) fr persn-t-persn variatins.
wrked well fr ne persn might nt be right fr anther.
||[+] for going to the time to research this.
||I have similar problems but always assumed it was a
combination of learned bad habits and certain key
sequences being slow. I worry that putting a fixed delay
on one particular key might help for one work but mess
up another. Of course this tool could look at the
sequence of keys as well and apply different adjustments
in different contexts. How about we just make it monitor
your typing against a dictionary, determine the delays
needed for the current user, and apply those
||Aside... Altoidian, you have had more careers than anyone I
have ever met.("chick sexer"used to be a favorite title around
here, is missing however.)
||// my e-mails, various blogs and discussion boards don't
spell-check and so far I have not found how to make
type no matter where I type,to filter through my spell
||The major web browsers have all had spellcheck support
last ten years or so. Based on that, and the mention of
Works (which I'd completely forgotten existed until I saw
mentioned in another idea earlier today), I had been
idea was written around 2005, until I got to the bottom
||Still, I like this alternative way of reducing typos. If the
never gets a red underline in the first place, surely that's
than if it does and you have to correct it?
||A croissant for the linked comic as well!