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    Speedykeys alternatives

    I've never been a great fan of the speedykeys system but because of the way it's written I really don't want to have to install it to the network thanks to the fact that a teacher needs to remember to run the server part, hit initialise, wait for it to start, then tell the children to login, etc..

    Add to that any installation requires a repack and also needs to give the domain users full control of the installation folder...

    In short, not a particularly well thought out or simple system for me to handle or the teachers to use.



    Anyway another Granada rant in the making so moving on, I'm looking for some good alternatives to Speedykeys that provides the same level of interest and involvement but a much more realistic installation and user profile.

    Has anyone found anything along these lines and so's you know we already have 2simple 2type.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Speedykeys alternatives

    TuxTyping?

    http://tuxtype.sourceforge.net/

    Stick it on the server. Create shortcuts. Run. No wierdness required.

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    Re: Speedykeys alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    No wierdness required.
    You mean apart from the bit where the penguin shoots letters that are falling out of the sky witha laser cannon?

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    Re: Speedykeys alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    TuxTyping?

    http://tuxtype.sourceforge.net/

    Stick it on the server. Create shortcuts. Run. No wierdness required.
    Excellent stuff... that'll give the more independent kids something to use... Thanks for that geoff

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    Re: Speedykeys alternatives

    here we use an application called Busy Kids Fingers

    http://www.busyfingers.co.uk/

    its easy to use and its easy to setup

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