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24th
AUG

Fixing typos in Skype

Posted by Lester Madden under Skype, Software

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I used to be able to spell. At school I may have not been the best in the class but I could hold my own. Since leaving school and starting working with computers, particularly Microsoft software my spelling has gone to shit.

 

Not only spelling but my grammar and hand writing have also suffered. I’ve been told I write like a spider dipped in ink. I’m confident that give it 1000 years and human thumbs will have evolved into USB adapters. We’ll just plug out thumbs into the PC and Windows 3007 (code name Longhorn) will allow us to interact directly with the PC.

 

I blame intellisense, these days I’m just too lazy to even try to spell, if Word doesn’t underline my errors then it must be right.

 

With MSN messenger and Skype my spelling is appalling, I type away and after sending the message I notice a dozen spelling errors – don’t pretend your not the same, I’ve seen your emails.

 

I found a feature in Skype 3.5 that lets you edit the last chat message you sent so you can fix those stupidly annoying errors you spot after pressing enter.

 

The next time you spot an error in your Skype chats either press the up arrow or right click and select edit to fix your errors.

 

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While changing text is good, you can also change your last message for evil as well.

 

Eg.

 

Lester says “you coming out for a beer tonight”

 

Steve says “yeah of course”

 

Can be edited to

 

Lester says “you wearing your wife’s knickers again you fat bastard”

 

Steve says “yeah of course”

 

 

Great fun in group chats.

 

 

If Steve happens to by your boss then another feature you might want to take advantage of is deleting your last message. (right click and select Remove).

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It’s always good to delete the evidence. :-)

 

 

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Reader's Comments

  1. steve |

    Now you tell me you can’t spell.
    And I let you edit my blog !

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