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Regarding that last post...

I'm trying to train myself a certain key sequence.  Whenever I see or type a word that I don't know, I'm trying to seamlessly do the following:
  1. Select the word.  (Often Shift+Ctrl+LeftArrow, or use mouse if hand is already on it)
  2. Ctrl+C  (copy)
  3. Windows+S  (Bring focus to DQSD)
  4. Ctrl+V  (paste)
  5. Shift+;  (type the colon character, which tells DQSD to query M-W dictionary)
  6. Enter  (Tell DQSD to go get it.)
But that combination of Ctrl+Shift,Ctrl,Windows,Ctrl,Shift is a finger twister!   This is a hard skill to get right.  But it'll be worth it.
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 (no name) on Jun 14th 2007 at 3:51 PM
Yeah a couple of coworkers are using emacs now. They might appreciate that. So much you can do "seamlessly" (cough, cough) on a computer keyboard once you learn those 5 control key sequences.