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offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-11 12:16 [#02587220]
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Imagine, you're typing a work document or a lengthy
xltronic reply or your suicide note and you want to change a
word. You tentatively click on it only for the cursor to
land squarely in the middle.

What do you do hot shot?

...What do you do?


 

offline mermaidman from behind on 2019-10-11 12:25 [#02587221]
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one delete one backspace onne delete one backspace keep
doing it until the word vanishes


 

offline mermaidman from behind on 2019-10-11 12:26 [#02587222]
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if you're writing a suicide note fuck it who cares anyway


 

offline Roger Wilco from Mo's Beans on 2019-10-11 12:35 [#02587223]
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I'd double-click to select the whole word and then either
replace it or delete it. I know I know, I'm a Power User.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-11 13:04 [#02587224]
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Fucking hell, I bet you use shift instead of pressing
capslock twice for every capital letter.


 

offline Roger Wilco from Mo's Beans on 2019-10-11 14:28 [#02587228]
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10,000+ subscribers to my YouTube channel "Unlock the
secrets of Windows Vista
" can't all be wrong!


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-10-11 15:56 [#02587232]
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do you really want me to answer this? i spend all day at
working ((typing (code) && (the (way)) II ((about)
think(typing)) b unsimple

for your scenario, though, i hit delete until the latter
half of the word is gone, then backspace until the first
half is gone. if there's a part of the word i can employ to
form the target replacement word, i will determine the
optimal, minimal combination of delete/backspace that will
allow me to replace the word with the fewest keypresses

it is effectively a running priority queue, i have a list of
target objectives and i'm constantly shuffling them around
to minimize effort. i am exactly the same way when i'm
getting ready for work in the morning, doing the dishes, etc


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-11 17:00 [#02587235]
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Solid answer tbh


 

offline mappatazee from ¨y¨z¨| (Burkina Faso) on 2019-10-12 17:02 [#02587360]
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ctrl+left arrow, ctrl+shift+right arrow, dlete or backspace,
type the new word


 

offline RussellDust on 2019-10-12 17:13 [#02587362]
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Highlight word —> backspace/delete


 

offline RussellDust on 2019-10-12 17:21 [#02587363]
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Are you doing alright, indeks? You seem a mess!


 


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