I heard about SpeedScript on jkOnTheRun and it looked intriguing enough to try. A faster keyboard is definitely something I’d like when I’m in slate mode and can’t avoid "typing". I hate flipping my T4215 screen around when I’m grooving in slate world.
Unfortunately I’ve found some bugs and design flaws that are keeping me from using the program. I sent these to the makers of SpeedScript but haven’t received a reply so off they go to blog world.
- It appears to be designed for lefties that write with the pen pointing from upper left to lower right? As a righty I find that a fair amount of time the button I need is covered by the pen or a finger.
- No way to customize the program? I couldn’t find any way to change any settings of the program.
- The included demo shows stylus pointing straight up and down. Who writes that way?
- Doesn’t save the startup position. I really wish it would save its position when shutting down and come back up in the same place. Its default location of the lower-left corner of the screen and partially covering the start button isn’t convenient at all.
- Frequently it doesn’t work with remote desktop. I use RD a lot as I move around the office and maintain a connection with my main machine and SpeedScript often doesn’t seem to even know it’s running.
Unfortunately these all added up enough that I haven’t been using SpeedScript. I’d like to. It looks promising but it’s just not quite cooked.