Talk:477: Typewriter

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The spaces are because he's trying to alt-tab. 22:21, 31 January 2013 (UTC)mr

You are absolutely correct, and the is much more missing. So I did tag this as incomplete.--Dgbrt (talk) 18:31, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
Ctrl+Tab, next tab in tab bar. Alt+Tab, next top level window on desktop. If he uses a browser based email program it could be either 01:44, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Ctrl+Shift+Tab is back a tab. 20:08, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

I don't know you , but it looks like a "Madlibs ( meets Firefox tabs" kind of letter to me. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Technically it's the carriage that holds the type hammers for the letters. The platen is the rubber cylinder that holds the paper in place for the hammers. The ribbon is between the hammer and paper. -gateway mike (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The platen is indeed the rubber cylinder. The carriage, though, is the larger piece the platen is part of, which moves back and forth as you type. Hence "carriage return" at the end of a line. Either one works in this case, since the position of the next character is determined by moving the paper, not the hammers. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Unless there was a change in the way a browser worked between then and now, Ctrl-tab is not something you would type an URL into after hitting as it switched between already open tabs. You would need to use Ctrl-T to open a new tab where the cursor would then be in the address bar to type an URL to go to. CTrl-Tab with only 1 tab open does nothing. 16:44, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

This is less about Ctrl-tab but rather about Alt+Tab. The joke is that he would be typing within some text processor or email client, Alt-tab to the browser and enter an address there. --SlashMe (talk) 22:48, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

I had always seen this one as a somewhat unrealistic exaggeration, though lately I have found myself occasionally attempting to 2-finger tap to undo a line written with pencil on paper, with no success. Oh, the magic of technology. PotatoGod (talk) 05:45, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

i do this sometimes too! i'll mess up some drawing or misspell a word on physical paper and instinctually reach to hit ctrl+z before i remember that that isn't how that works. i've actually gotten frustrated before thinking my keyboard wasn't working before i snapped back to reality too, lol. (also - i do this in minecraft sometimes. like i'll misplace a block and i'll try to ctrl+z on java ed on my computer, and hell even on bedrock ed on my xbox, where i have a friggin controller and i know there's no ctrl+z'ing to even have the possibility of being done, i'll still try it, lol.) -lance ( 01:47, 21 January 2021 (UTC))

Maybe I'm missing something; why is this listed under 'Comics featuring Nate Silver'? BlackHat (talk) 22:52, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Because of there being in the list of sites he tried to alt-tab to. PoolloverNathan[stalk the blue seas]UTSc 22:15, 30 March 2021 (UTC)