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writing with the shakes

My father has essential tremor, and it's gotten to the point where he can't write legibly, or even type. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by wearyaswater on Jul 21, 2014 - 11 answers

One False Keystroke

What am I doing that makes my computer suddenly read all inputs as though the Shift key were pressed, and how do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Dec 26, 2013 - 5 answers

The Aux Input on my car radio menu is missing!

I have a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon with its original factory radio, a Kenwood KDC-MPV6022. I've just now tried to use its Aux In feature by connecting a cable to its RCA cables as listed on page 31 of the manual. According to Page 27 of the manual, the radio's configuration menu should have an Aux On/Off setting but this setting doesn't appear in my menu. I can hear the music from the iPhone but it's in addition to the other source (radio or CD), not instead of the other source, i.e. I hear both the iPhone and the other sound combined. I've tried connecting older iPods in case there were some equipment compatibility issues but the results were the same. What am I missing here? The radio has the Aux In cables so clearly it's expecting the audio. Why doesn't the radio allow me to select it as an input?
posted by Jamesonian on Sep 2, 2013 - 16 answers

Retro-fitting MP3 input to 1970s record player?

I have a record player from the 1970s (a Garrard 2025 TC to be exact). How difficult (or risky) would it be to replace the sound input from the tape deck with a mini-jack input so that I can play MP3s (such as from an iPod) through the speakers? Is it just a matter of taking the back off, cutting wires and splicing them together?
posted by Grinder on Jun 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Google Japanese Input

I have just started using Google Japanese Input on Windows 7. It works fine, but I would like to be able to switch input modes (i.e. between direct input, hiragana, katakana etc) using a shortcut key. Currently I have to click on the language bar to switch, which is a pain. I looked in the properties and can't see an option for shortcuts. I tried googling but can't seem to find an answer either. [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Feb 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me find this advanced text input APP that predicts your next letter

Help me find this advanced text input APP that predicts your next letter [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 25, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I stop being prideful?

How to be less...prideful and more open to outside suggestions? I guess? [more inside]
posted by jumelle on Oct 19, 2012 - 17 answers

typing katakana - details

For those who, like me, frequently use the Japanese language on Windows, I have a 2-question query so I can type my name without hassle: 1) How to add a new Katakana word to the candidate list, so when I type in hiragana it comes up as an option without having to manually switch to katakana? 2) How to get the small Katakana letters? Like the ァ in ステファニー or ェ in ニフェー デービル . These come up sometimes in hiragana but less often. [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Jun 21, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I get sogou chinese input on my iPhone?

How do I get sogou chinese input on my iPhone? The default Chinese input in iPhone sucks, sogou or the equivalent (QQ input) is a million times better, but how can I get it on my iPhone? I had it on my old android.
posted by Patrick Leo on Jun 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Desktop/Cubicle amplifier with at least 3 inputs.

I am trying to find a desktop or office cubicle ( by which I mean pretty small and elegant) compatible amplifier. I just really need a headphone amplifier since I wont ever be able use any speakers at work, but I must be able to select between 3 different sources. [more inside]
posted by digividal on Apr 28, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I connect several different inputs to my tv?

I am trying to connect various inputs to my old tv and it's driving me insane. Halp! [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Nov 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Keyboard Input Suddenly Slow

Why is my laptop's keyboard input suddenly extremely slow? [more inside]
posted by jimmysmits on Sep 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me with Adobe/iPad issue!

Is there an adobe app available that will allow for data input on a pdf form on an iPad? [more inside]
posted by nataliecay on Sep 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Realistic, "alternative" mobile text input methods?

I want to be able to do real text input on a mobile device. Not two-thumb it. And I want to be able to enter special characters such as numbers and ()*+-[TAB] easily. Basically, I want to be able to write programs, not just misspelled SMS messages, more-or-less at full speed on a tiny device. How? [more inside]
posted by DU on Jun 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Properly Putting Data Into a .jar for the Major Platforms

NetbeansFilter: I need to know exactly how to do a very simple thing - package a .jar file correctly so that the Java App inside can read critical data files, across the three major platforms. [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Mar 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Please recommend a replacement input device for my Macbook, the trackpad isn't working for me.

Loathe the new Macbook trackpad in XP, what input device should I use instead that doesn't require a desk and is OK for gaming? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Aug 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Latency problems using Oxygen keyboard to input into Sibelius 4

How can I fix a latency problem with a Oxygen8 v2 midi controller keyboard inputting into Sibelius 4? [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Missing Pinyin IME keyboard

Trying to add Chinese as an input language in Windows Vista Ultimate, but the Pinyin IME keyboard option does not appear. Selecting any of the Chinese languages (PRC/Taiwan etc) only brings up the option of a "US keyboard". How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by hellopanda on Jan 11, 2009 - 6 answers

How to record electric guitar noiselessly with minimal computer specs?

I'm looking for a decent USB-to-audio input adapter, like the M-Audio Jam Lab [more inside]
posted by Phire on Dec 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Is an Apple keyboard on a PC supposed to be glitchy?

I have strange issues with my keyboard and mouse in Picasa: shortcuts with modifier keys don't work. Other keyboard and mouse glitches also occur in other applications. Windows Vista; Apple aluminum keyboard; Microsoft Habu mouse. [more inside]
posted by qvtqht on Jul 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Wanted: Car stereo with simple aesthetics and aux input

Car Stereo Recommendations: must have an aux input. Must have zen-like interface simplicity, and mostly pushbutton operation except for the few things for which knobs really make sense. A manual should be all but redundant for operation of this device. Would be nice if it has bluetooth built-in. Satellite radio is a plus. What am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by wildblueyonder on Jul 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Basic Audio Recording with Audacity: Need help removing the microphone from the input mix

I'm using Audacity to record audio from various software on my laptop, but it's grabbing info from my microphone instead of my speakers. How do I fix this?! [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Dec 9, 2007 - 31 answers

Need a fast, comfortable mouse

I am looking for a good computer mouse with certain criteria. It should fit my hand well (I like the rounded but flat mice like the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. An "arrow-shaped" design is also an option.) And it needs to have a high-resolution sensor, ideally 2000dpi or higher. [more inside]
posted by qvtqht on Aug 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Stop-Start Computing

What would make an old Windows computer stop accepting input for short periods of time (2-3 minutes)? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Aug 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Laptop Front Audio Input Concerns

Are front headphone jacks on a laptop computer a real pain? [more inside]
posted by Overzealous on Jul 31, 2007 - 15 answers

Connecting an Xbox so it comes on automatically

When I had a Playstation, I could just turn it on and it would appear on the TV. I now have an XBox hooked up to the same TV through the same scart connection, but have to cycle through all of the inputs on my TV to get the XBox screen to appear. Is there a way to make it automatic like it was with the Playstation? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Jun 12, 2007 - 4 answers

How can I make a laptop display's VGA input work?

What can I do to make a VGA input on an LCD monitor work? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Dec 3, 2006 - 7 answers

Fixing Firefox

Making Firefox behave like a Mac application... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 13, 2006 - 6 answers

SCART input to PC

I have a Freeview box with SCART output that I want to watch on my PC. It doesnt have any kind of video input yet, but thats where you lovely people come in. [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Nov 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Looking for an easy to use database interface

I need to collect a list of names and addresses at a trade show on a Windows XP Home Laptop. It needs to be setup in such a fashion that attendees walking past our booth can input thier information themselves. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Oct 6, 2006 - 12 answers

Is my computer possessed? My BIOS has a mind of it's own!

I've got a tower (AMD 3000+ with a gigabyte motherboard, 3/4ths of a gig of ram, etc.) that I'm trying to set up for a media center. The thing is, the first screen (where it's checking the ram) the keyboard works fine. I can go and edit my bios settings, save and exit, etc. However, on the next screen (where I have the option of booting from CD and such) keyboard input ceases to be. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Apr 22, 2006 - 10 answers

2 mice/cursors 1 computer

Has anyone ever added two mice/cursors to one computer? Can I get that on my computer today? [more inside]
posted by ejhdigdug on Feb 8, 2006 - 20 answers

Hebrew input support in X

How do I add a foreign language (Hebrew) input to X, and how do I switch keyboard layouts? This was easy to set up in Gnome and KDE, but I've since left those for Fluxbox, which doesn't (seem to) have a proprietary configurator. I'm running Debian/Testing, xorg 6.8.2dfsg.
posted by ori on Jan 29, 2006 - 1 answer

Mac OS - lower the menu bar?

Tiger 10.4.3 - Can I lower the menu bar? [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Dec 17, 2005 - 11 answers

How to get Spanish to work in my computer?

I would like to add a Spanish keyboard (language interface pack?) to Windows XP in order to make typing Spanish more efficient. [more inside]
posted by Colloquial Collision on Dec 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Windows locale troubles

?????! I can type in Japanese and have a slightly broken OS as a result. [more inside]
posted by squidlarkin on Mar 22, 2005 - 6 answers

Filmscanner input resolution?

Filmscanner 101. Is there any advantage to setting the *input* resolution for scans intended for monitor display to anything greater than 72dpi? The default input resolutions on my scanner vary with the dimensions selected for the output file. Bigger output files require higher input resolutions (from 704dpi to 1759dpi). As everything will be displayed at 72dpi, why not *scan* everything at 72dpi? It all looks the same to me on my screen.
posted by carter on Jan 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Does anyone here have a Griffin Powermate? If so what do you use it for?

Does anyone here have a Griffin Powermate? If so what do you use it for?
posted by zero on Dec 14, 2004 - 10 answers

Is there any way to just "listen" to the mic input on a PC?

ThisCan'tBeThisHardFilter: Is there any way to just "listen" to the mic input on a PC? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by LairBob on Aug 6, 2004 - 11 answers

Help with projector/setting up a movie club

two for one:
I just set up my new projector and while it is AWESOME, i'm having an issue with running my incomputer tv input through and losing allot of quality. 1) is there a good piece of software for interpolating tv input to make it higher quality
2) i'd like to organize a movie club to take advantage of the new beast and meet people in my area (berkeley for the bay area mefites). I'm thinking a craigslist ad but i wasn't sure how you would start such a thing when you don't know anyone (similar to starting a bookclub or something) [more inside]
posted by NGnerd on Aug 1, 2004 - 7 answers

Web Design Critique

A site I designed was recently described as "competent but uninspired," while this stung, it matches what I feel about it. My question to the community: are any designers here willing to take a look and offer me some constructive criticism? I'd really appreciate it, as this site is for an artist friend and I'd like the design to be both professional and "inspired" without obscuring the art. [Link Inside] [more inside]
posted by Grod on Feb 16, 2004 - 20 answers

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