Adjusting software is the most easy part of it all. You don't
need anyone to go out and buy you something or work things out for
you in the workshop. Everybody can solve things out in front of
their screen. It's more a matter of knowing, which programme can do
the job for you.
When I work with a new computer, the mouse-cursor is the first
thing I change. Otherwise, I always lose the location of the
mouse. I have to look for it on the screen, before I can continue my
work. That's why I designed my own mouse cursor.
the image to download the cursor).
A time-winning programme is RoboForm. It fills out the fields
when I have to log in, because it remembers data required and is
able to place it, next time you log in.
RoboForm is also very useful for filling in bigger quantities
of information (like adress- and payment-information) on
internet pages. The program knows what is supposed to be where and
fills out the information, by just one click.
The next two programmes use the Clipboard, a standard feature on
every Windows-computer. Each time you copy some text (if you want to
paste it in an other programme) you use this clipboard.
The information on the clipboard is very volatile. A new
copy writes out the old one and re-starting the computer also
deletes the text on the clipboard. These two programmes are
working with these issues.
- Clipboard Express:
This clipboard utility is very useful. It's ideal to handle parts of
text or code you frequently use. Just one click and that part is
ready to be pasted somewhere.
- Clipboard Magic:
Clipboard Magic is a handy programme which stores all pieces you
copy so there is no need for typing it again. You can set up the
programme to automaticaly save as many boards you like to keep (for
instance the last 100). The program is free so just try it.
But most frequently I use SofType, an on-screen keyboard. It
uses word recognition so you can type faster. It's very handy
when using a second screen, not blocking the view on other
This costly program (in the Netherlands fortunately payed for by
health-security) has one flaw. It's not able to make a
sound every time you hit a keyboard-key. So I bought an
extra program, called SoundPilot.
For every one of these programs counts: what is useful for me,
surely is useful for healthy people!