Caps lock... (was Typos of the Week!)

Subject: Caps lock... (was Typos of the Week!)
From: Jim_McAward -at- Ademco -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 08:12:22 -0400


I type the way you do. I solved my caps lock problem by popping off the
offending key, then putting a short length of plastic tube beneath it. (I
used clear aquarium tubing, with ~0.25" outside diameter... but anything
flexible, even a ball of scotch tape, will work.)

After you pop the key back on, you'll have to really *press* it when you
want it on (since you'll be compressing both its flimsy spring and the
tubing); however you won't switch it with a misplaced left pinky the way you
used to.

Have a great morning!

- - - - - - - - - - -

James G. McAward
Director, Technical Publications
Syosset, NY USA

As a professional writer, do you:

* touch type
* look at the keys
* use all 10 fingers
* use as few fingers as possible

I am abashed to admit that, after almost 30 years of writing for a living, I
still look at the keys when I type. No wonder I hate caps lock so much!!!!

John Garison
Documentation Manager
150 Baker Avenue Extension
Concord, MA 01742

Voice: 978-402-2907
Fax: 978-318-9376


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