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Use text substitutions to correct common typing errors
Authored by: Supp0rtLinux on Nov 09, '12 12:39:27PM

I always thought it was just a lot easier to learn to type better. Text substitution is great on small devices or in obvious places like txt/sms/mms where we're using shorthand anyway. But when it comes to normal typing and such, its just easier to learn to type better than to do all the work of setting this up. To me, this is like using training wheels on your BMX bike at age 16 cause you were to lazy to learn to ride properly.



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Use text substitutions to correct common typing errors
Authored by: bedouin on Nov 09, '12 01:59:47PM

I'm still running 10.6, so I don't know when or if autocorrect became a default in OS X -- but I'm fairly sure it's something I'd disable upon upgrading. When I proofread I want to search solely for MY mistakes, not the machine's.



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Use text substitutions to correct common typing errors
Authored by: spinkb on Nov 09, '12 11:39:47PM

I type fairly fast, not record holding to anything...but fast enough that my fingers sometimes don't come down on the letters in just the exact timing I had planned for them. (100-120wpm) Especially dealing with the space bar. So in my specific spelling mistake scenarios, I can now make the OS fix them for me.

Otherwise, its kind of silly to sit and type on an iPad that automatically fixes this sort of thing for you but have your main OS do a poor job at it.

This hint definitely isn't going to be for everyone, but I know there are a lot of people who type a lot of emails and suffer form this same scenario. So I hope it helps them until they can learn how to type proper. :)



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