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Old 05-05-2013, 10:57 PM   #1251
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I just began using internet explorer as my browser for the first time since buying a pc with windows 8. I've never liked using ie. I have preferred chrome or even foxfire over ie because ie used to be so goshdarned pokey. well, ie has speeded up, and can now keep pace with both chrome and foxfire. my new beef with ie is that proper names and places are automatically capitalized with ie. i'm also noticing that my spelling/typing is being automatically corrected. I know it's no biggie, but to me, it is a minor irritant. I was finally getting around to making peace with the red underlinings of misspelled words. I don't appreciate having my posts micromanaged by my pc. and I still resent having the beginnings of my sentences reset to just one space instead of two. to my eyes, it looks and reads like a run-on sentence when only one space is separating one sentence from the next.

THERE, now I feel much better, having aired what might be the most petty vent ever recorded here....
I understand your frustration. I used to teach Windows, long before Windows 8. I was teaching folks who were going from the typewriter to a computer. I had the dangest time teaching the single space. It is a hard habit to break. I also had a hard time teaching them that indented paragraphs were no long the accepted form for a formal letter. There were new rules to learn and they didn't want to learn them. It was not what they learned in high school or secretary school. They would buck me all the way. I would finally have to tell them, if you want to keep your job, you will learn these new rules and live by them. That got their attention. As far as spellcheck goes, they loved it. They thought it was better than sliced bread. A lot of folks just stink at spelling. And I understand that. My daughter is one of those people. She used to call me at home all the time. "Mom, how do you spell....?" Now I never get phone calls from her for spelling. Even I find that red line a help. It is usually just a tpo. Such as wnat for want. What I don't like is the correcting my grammer. It will suggest something I don't want to say or suggest I reconsider. Be patient. Accept the new rules. Your eyes will adjust. Today I can spot a double space in an instant.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:04 PM   #1252
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The two co-workers who have worked MDS a lot longer than me, have no clue about typing or computers. So they have decided to type in all caps...I won't do it! I end up with lower case where it should be a capital letter. Took me forever to get something typed using all caps having to go back and fix it. They also can't believe how I can type an entire page with no misspellings. I guess they don't see me fixing them as I go.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:11 PM   #1253
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Try here

Spell Checking - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Apparently this is a forum for Windows 8 users .. you might find other stuff there too ... good luck !!

thanks, mrslmb, this link looks like a good reference tool for windows 8, (which is itself a whole 'nother subject for a petty vent.)
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #1254
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The two co-workers who have worked MDS a lot longer than me, have no clue about typing or computers. So they have decided to type in all caps...I won't do it! I end up with lower case where it should be a capital letter. Took me forever to get something typed using all caps having to go back and fix it. They also can't believe how I can type an entire page with no misspellings. I guess they don't see me fixing them as I go.
Drives The Pirate crazy when he sees me typing at a high speed (to him) and am looking right at him and not even hesitate. He claims I do that just to send him over the edge. (He's right!)

When I bought him his laptop, he started out as a one finger typist and had never used a computer or typewriter. Today, he can use more than one finger and has picked up speed. Just like I told him e would. But he still can't outytpe me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #1255
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Drives The Pirate crazy when he sees me typing at a high speed (to him) and am looking right at him and not even hesitate. He claims I do that just to send him over the edge. (He's right!)

When I bought him his laptop, he started out as a one finger typist and had never used a computer or typewriter. Today, he can use more than one finger and has picked up speed. Just like I told him e would. But he still can't outytpe me.
I'm really quite surprised at how my typing skills have evolved since the computer became a big part of my life in the last 15 years or so. It was something that I struggled with in middle school in keyboarding class, now it is very natural.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:01 PM   #1256
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I'm really quite surprised at how my typing skills have evolved since the computer became a big part of my life in the last 15 years or so. It was something that I struggled with in middle school in keyboarding class, now it is very natural.
My typing has always been lousy. I can type faster with 2 fingers on the iPad than I can with all fingers on my work laptop.

I remember how painful it was in college and grad school, many moons ago, having to use the Whiteout and the correction tape for papers and resumes. On a little Smith-Corona portable typewriter, which I still have!
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:12 AM   #1257
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I bought my cat Iams senior cat food, since he's old and I was feeling nice. Apparently this food has made him extra barfy......

He's taken to barfing on the carpet in the basement. I can highly recommend Woolite pet stain spray. Sprayed that on the barfy stain, ran the carpet cleaner over it and it was like it was never there.

I guess that it is back to the 9 lives plus care urinary tract formula. Upside, it's a lot cheaper and he likes it.
Do you know how well it works on cat pee?
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:13 AM   #1258
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I used to watch my piano teacher lift her hands off the keys and place them perfectly elsewhere on the keys without making a mistake. I so wanted to be able to play like that. By the time I was ready for my first recital, I didn't realize it but I was doing that when I was playing that night. I could play part of it and look up at the audience smiling without making a mistake. I didn't realize that I was even doing it. It wasn't until much later when my teacher showed me her home movies of that recital, that I saw me doing it.

I have always lacked confidence in myself. I guess I still do. I have always admired someone else who had accomplished something that I thought I could never learn. And over time when I reached the same level of expertise I didn't even recognize that I had arrived. It was the same wth reading. I never recognized that I was the best reader in the class. Why else would my fourth grade teacher have me read to the class on the last hour every Friday. I didn't even realize that I loved reading until the fifth grade.
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Do you know how well it works on cat pee?
My furball had developed a liking to behind a chair in our living room while having an episode of UTI. Unfortunately there was (and never will be) a litter pan back there. Someone in a pet shop recommended "Nature's Miracle" cat formula. Even on hot, humid day we can't tell the little bugger was having issues. *poof* all smell is gone.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:29 AM   #1260
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My furball had developed a liking to behind a chair in our living room while having an episode of UTI. Unfortunately there was (and never will be) a litter pan back there. Someone in a pet shop recommended "Nature's Miracle" cat formula. Even on hot, humid day we can't tell the little bugger was having issues. *poof* all smell is gone.
Thank you. I'm taking notes. Drove me buggy trying to find that post by Bakechef.
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