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7061Re: [NH] An annoying 'feature'

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  • Rick Mitchell
    Feb 12, 2012
      Unfortunately I can add two real-world examples of how strange key
      combinations can mysteriously happen.

      1). A drop of soda or food that ends up under or next to a Ctrl, Alt
      or other key and only makes the key stick for a second or two.

      2). I had a second keyboard and rollerball mouse hooked up to my
      system for use at an alternative chair and monitor. The keyboard and
      mouse were moved onto the chair for some reason. Now add a curious
      Jack Russell puppy. The mouse rollerball quickly became a chew toy
      while his paws randomly hit the mouse buttons and pressed various
      letters on the nearby keyboard.


      Basic lesson learned: soda and/or puppies can only lead to trouble
      when allowed access to parts of your computer designed only for your
      fingers.



      On 2012-02-01, Axel Berger <Axel-Berger@...> wrote:
      > bruce.somers@... wrote:
      >> How do I do that? I tried specifying a Western European Code Page
      >> in the Open-dialog without effect.
      >
      > It ought to work just like that. However I too found NoteTab to behave
      > idiosyncratically since the introduction of its limited UTF capabilities
      > and it often does not do what I expect it to. Try "UTF-8 no conversion"
      > and remove the read-only setting.
      >
      >> Format:Mac How can that come about?
      >
      > Easy. All text files consist of bytes 32 to 255 plus some extra. There
      > is no way to find out what the bytes above 128 are supposed to mean, you
      > have to guess. As ever it's easy to guess wrong. I'd guess you've
      > somehow inserted one byte, that's very rare in ANSI but a frequently
      > used character in Mac and that toggled NoteTab's heuristic.
      >
      > Axel
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