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Comment: Re:Plasma Media Center (Score 1) 64

by allo (#49488945) Attached to: KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Brings Lot of Improvements

Sorry, but this is bullshit.
A recent windows or even osx features buttons, which are for example grey with black text on a lightgrey dialog, or colorful window decoration buttons, but without even a tiny 3D effect distinguishing them from the titlebar.

Even win95 had a gui, where a button were a button and not a rectangular area with a slightly different color.

Comment: Re:Off Site (Score 1) 446

I use harddrives, and often new ones, just because my data is growing.

Of course, there is little important data. But when i need to start sorting "important / unimportant", then it's easier to buy a bigger drive and backup just everything. Better than forgetting to sort something into the imporant category.

Comment: Re:Graffiti? (Score 1) 140

by allo (#49456539) Attached to: Finding an Optimal Keyboard Layout For Swype

graffiti is nice (there are graffiti keyboards for android), but not as fast as good swiping. You want to try swiftkey, then you will never want to use swype again. Swiftkey beats them all at swiping and at good predictions, typos and next word based on previous word. Have a typo in your sentence? Do not bother to set the text mark correctly (which is annoying on android). Just keep backspace pressed (swiftkey goes into "delete whole words" mode), type the word correctly, then touch the correct suggestions instead of typing the rest of the sentence (swiftkey remembers them in a type of markov chain biased to recently typed words). And swiping is just more accurate there.

Comment: Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 140

by allo (#49456533) Attached to: Finding an Optimal Keyboard Layout For Swype

Because you do not type faster, if all the most frequent letters are in the home row. Just try it, type some Text only consisting of the homerow letters, then type some english text. If you are a good typist, the english text will be much faster.

There are several reasons, but for example see typing st, the fingers are one finger away from each other (stopping irritation when the t-finger returns to the home row) and you need to move your finger for the t, which makes it more distinct (try typting stststt and then typing asasasas).

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