|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
(WWWOT)true shiftlock key?by jptxs (Curate)
|on Oct 15, 2001 at 01:11 UTC||Need Help??|
this is really silly, but I have to know if I'm alone here. writing a script for a client the other day, it occured to me that several keystrokes could have been spared by a true shiftlock key.
I remembered when I was about 8, typing in my grandfater's home office (yes, he was way ahead of his time). I had an assignment to hand in and it had to be typed (actually, the typing was mostly the point). He showed me how his Streamliner Typewriter worked. I actually marveled at the shiftlock key as is altered the workings so grandly, lifting all the hammers up all at once.
While at the client, I realized for three whole lines the only non-shifted character I had typed was '='. I had capslock on, but had to hit/hold shift many times for '$', '>', '#', etc. Would have been great to hit shiftlock and then just shift for the '=' three times.
Anyone else ever think about it?
Anyone else know a way to make a shiftlock without being a device driver hacker?
Any else think I should have better things to think about?
=] <--non-shifted smily i've grown to use to avoid a keystroke ;]
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