May 7, 2007

Software Developer

When typing a parenthetical (especially a longer one), get in the habit of typing "()" followed by the left arrow key. This position the cursor between the parentheses before you type your text, and makes it much less likely that commit the common blunder of forgetting to include the close parenthesis.

The same trick works when typing phrases within brackets, single quotation marks, or double quotation marks.

-- Lee Knight

Posted by Matthew at May 7, 2007 9:15 AM