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Ticket 1773 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2013-06-16 5:22 pm
Answers: 2
Allow the name of custom lessons to be changed
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2013-06-16 5:22 pm
Currently, once you save a custom lesson, you can not change it's name. I suggest changing that so that all the perimeters of each custom lesson, including its name, can be later changed as needed. In my case, after completing a few of my own custom lessons, I wanted to go back and change the naming format but wasn't able to.

Thanks,
Sam
2013-06-17 9:04 am
Hi Sam,

Thanks again for your suggestion. You're right, in our software version it is not yet possible to change the name of the lesson. That's because the structure of our database was not very good. We made that much better in our online version, so there it is already possible to change the name. Our next software version will have the same database as our online version, so it will be possible to change names of lessons in the next version. I think we publish the next software version in the next months.

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
2013-06-17 6:33 pm
The ticket was marked as "resolved".
Ticket 1772 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2013-06-15 6:38 pm
Answers: 1
Add the obtion to export and import multiple lessons at once (batch export/import)
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2013-06-15 6:38 pm
Hello,
First off, thanks for creating and freely sharing such a great typing software. I am currently creating custom typing lessons for a student I am working with. I would like to share my custom lessons with others and be able to move them from one computer to another easily. Currently, Tipp10 only provides very basic exporting and importing options. The following improvements are essential to being able to quickly and easily share groups of lessons with others and move custom content to new computers:

1) The option of exporting and importing multiple lessons at once. Currently, I have export and import one lesson at a time.

2) In the exported "txt" file, include more of the perimeters of the lesson rather than just the name and the lesson content. Currently the "Short Description" and the selected "Dictate the text as" option are not saved. That means if I want to share or move the lessons to a different computer, I have to go through each lesson individually and add back in the other perimeters missing in the imported lessons.

Thanks again,
Sam
2013-06-17 8:59 am
Hi Sam,

Thank you very much for your suggestions. Let me answer your questions:

1) You're right - exporting multiple lessons would be a nice feature. We will think about that for upcoming versions.

2) In our software version it is not yet possible to export the "entire" lesson with all additional parameters. But we will change that with the next version (it's already implemented, but not published yet). Our online version already has this feature.

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
Ticket 1771 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2013-06-09 4:36 am
Answers: 1
Can I upload my offline history into the online version
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2013-06-09 4:36 am
I want to change to the online version. How can I upload my offline training history into the online version?
2013-06-10 10:21 am
Sorry, this is not possible yet. We are planning a feature like this, but first we have to finish and publish a new software version, because we have completely redesigned the database in order to synchronize online and software version.

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team

Ticket 1770 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2013-06-07 7:28 am
Answers: 4
Online connection with Beeminder
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2013-06-07 7:28 am
A connection with Beeminder would be great to allow people to "force" themselves to practice each day for X minutes.
www.beeminder.com
2013-06-07 9:54 am
Thank you for your suggestion! We never heard about Beeminder before - we will take a look at it and think about connecting TIPP10 with this service.

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
2013-06-07 3:48 pm
The ticket was marked as "resolved".
2013-06-08 3:29 am
The ticket was marked as "resolved".
2013-06-08 12:14 pm
The ticket was marked as "resolved".
Ticket 1764 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2013-05-30 10:12 am
Answers: 1
Make documentation available as pdf download
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2013-05-30 10:12 am
Please make the documentation available as a pdf download, and add a chapter with suggestions and tips for a training programme for beginners (how best to switch from two-finger to 10-finger typing, training sessions: how long per day, what pace of improvement can be expected, what if my 10-finger typing is actually slower than my two-finger typing, etc.).
2013-06-05 10:01 am
Thank you for your suggestions. With our next software version we plan to extend the introduction window with additional tips and how to practice the best way. Also we plan to put in some FAQ into the documentation.

The additional tips on the introduction page you can already find in our online version.

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
Ticket 1739 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2013-04-08 7:19 pm
Answers: 1
'Dead key' problem on Dvorak
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2013-04-08 7:19 pm
Hello!

I am really enjoying TIPP10!

Gut gemacht!

The problem I discovered affects the Windows, Linux (ubuntu), and online versions of TIPP10.

I use an International version of the Dvorak keyboard which requires "dead keys" to type accented letters, like ç, ü, é, á, ó, í, œ, etc. Because of this, TIPP10 cannot recognize the ' or the " keys. My solution is to temporarily switch to a layout that doesn't use dead keys. However, because other typing tutors I've used, like kTouch, Klavaro, Type Faster, Stamina, etc. don't seem to have this problem, perhaps your programming team might be able to accommodate this some day.

Granted, the percentage of people using "dead key" layouts is probably very small. So it may not be a priority for you. But I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.

Vielen Dank!

Prem
2013-08-14 11:29 am
Thank you for your request.
We know about the "deak key" problem and we will solve it in the near future.

All the best from Berlin,
Your TIPP10 team
Ticket 1720 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2013-03-29 6:47 pm
Answers: 1
Restart Game
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2013-03-29 6:47 pm
When playing the ABC game, the user must exit the game and then click on GO > ABC Game to restart the game after game over. The ability to restart the game without having to exit would be excellent for those that enjoy the game.
2013-04-08 2:25 pm
Thank you very much for your suggestion of improvement. You are right, restarting the game by closing the game and then use the menu is not the best solution. Our next software version will have a complete new typing game with levels for each training lesson (like in our online version).

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
Ticket 1672 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2013-01-23 5:01 pm
Answers: 1
Calendar report
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2013-01-23 5:01 pm
Would much like to have some kind of calendar report/bar diagram (time spent, mean CPM/WPM, errors rate etc. for each day) — like the one on keybr.com =)

P.S. Debian-based would be a more correct way to specify Linux distro =/
2013-03-13 4:15 pm
Thank you very much for your suggestion of improvement. Very interesting idea, we will think about it.

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
Ticket 1660 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-12-17 4:55 pm
Answers: 2
Tipp 10 for iPad
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2012-12-17 4:55 pm
Are you working on an iPad edition of Tipp 10?

It's by far the best typing tutor available for Mac and Windows.

The typing programs at Apple's App Store are rubbish, and only cater for the onscreen touch keyboard – Tipp would be a great addition: well worth paying for.
2012-12-17 4:55 pm
Thank you very much for your message. At the moment, we don't plan a TIPP10 app for iOS. BUT our online version of TIPP10 also works for iPad. It's available in German language since July 2012 and we will publish the English version very soon. It's already fully translated but there are a lot of small corrections we are still waiting for.

But if you like you can already register for free here:

https://www.tipp10.com/en/online/

With iPad it's necessary to push an extra button before you can start the training. It's to select the input field and, if there is no external keyboard, to show the touchpad keyboard. You will notice the button in the left bottom corner of the training window. Also, on iPad TIPP10 Online is working best with an external keyboard. With touchpad keyboard you have to zoom a little bit at the beginning to see the whole training window.
2012-12-17 4:55 pm
Thank you so much for this. I've just tried the program online, and it's just as good as the download version.

I've been using Tipp 10 for over about 18 months, and my typing has really improved. I practice a little most days.

The ability to create your own lessons is fantastic: I've imported a list of pangrams, which really gives the typing a workout.

I've just purchased an iPad with wireless keyboard. The keyboard needs a little getting used to, so the online version of Tipp 10 will be great here.

Think I ought to make a little donation.

Thanks
Ticket 1649 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-11-17 8:38 pm
Answers: 1
Restart ABC game after game over
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2012-11-17 8:38 pm
Please inlcude the ability to restart the ABC Game after Game Over. This would save the user trouble of having to exit the game and then opening the game again from the GO menu option.
2013-04-08 2:24 pm
Thank you very much for your suggestion of improvement. You are right, restarting the game by closing the game and then use the menu is not the best solution. Our next software version will have a complete new typing game with levels for each training lesson (like in our online version).

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
Ticket 1620 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-09-28 4:09 am
Answers: 0
An open format of lessons
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2012-09-28 4:09 am
Hello,

First, thanks for the software, it's very good. I've practically learned touch typing in English with it, as the length of this message indicates.

Now, I was thinking of adding Russian lessons to it to learn touch typing in Russian. As a programmer (kind of), I wouldn't have much difficulty with making up a bunch of texts composed of letters that are in the same positions as in corresponding English lessons.
But I've found no lesson files of any human-decipherable format in the program files or source.
I see in the answers to other suggestions that you are planning to implement a way for users to customize the lessons. So, if I may, I'd like to suggest that the format of the lessons be something more open to human intervention, for example XML with custom markup or something like that. This alone would allow to roll a language course quite easily. And it would be easier yet if the program stored the lessons in runtime files (not in the source) so it wouldn't be necessary to recompile it. The same applies to the keyboard layouts.

Of course, I may be missing something and the creation of lessons requires more than that.

And another suggestion I'd like to add is that the program would probably benefit from the community if it were hosted on Github. It would make it easier for others to help with development. Of course, that means that people would ask about the file formats, development plans and things like that. But I think this is healthy for the open source ecosystem and it would be useful to roll out the incomplete next version for developers to play with it.

Sorry if my uncalled-for advices annoy you. Keep up the good work, anyway. I hope that I may one day advertise the program to the russian community.
Ticket 1618 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-09-25 12:30 am
Answers: 1
Option to Only see Typing Text  in progress
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2012-09-25 12:30 am
Would it be possible to have the option of only seeing the typing text? I know nearly everything can be turned off - except the Errors, CPM, Time and Chars.

I have ADD and seeing them is wildly distracting. I have noticed after many tests that if I place the window at the bottom of the screen (hiding the above stated data) I consistently score 20 points higher.

Thank you so much for making such an awesome program.
2012-09-25 12:30 am
Thank you very much for your interesting question and sorry for the delay.

In earlier versions we turned the status bar completely off but then users complained they want to see the values but not the finger description.
I think you are right and we have to offer two options - one to display the description and one to disable the entire status bar. We are working on the next software version and we will probably consider this topic.
Ticket 1604 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-09-07 7:27 pm
Answers: 1
word count please, not character count  solved and in progress
Solved
2012-09-07 7:27 pm
please incorporate word count instead of the useless character count. the industry metric for typing is 'word count' not characters.

the implementation for this is pretty trivial - record the typing time between spaces and average it.
2012-09-07 7:27 pm
We will implement this feature in our next software version. The online version (which is available in German and will be available in English in 1 or 2 weeks) already has this feature (you can select between W(ords)pm, C(characters)pm, S(trokes)pm).
Ticket 1598 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-08-26 6:49 pm
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Document that on 64-bit Ubuntu one needs to install ia32-libs package  in progress
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2012-08-26 6:49 pm
Possibly on other Linux distros too, I had to install ia32-libs package on my 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 to get the installation to work.

Either provide a separate download for 64-bit linux, or at least document it on the downloads age that one needs this package for tipp10 to work on 64 bit linux.

This suggestion applies to both, the .deb package and to the binary download too.

My first impressions of the software: "impressive". Keep up the good work.

- Gurjeet Singh
singh.gurjeet@gmail.com

PS: I wish to publish my name and email address, as opposed to hide it as suggested in the boxes below.

PPS: Waiting anxiously for the online version.
2012-08-26 6:49 pm
Thank you for your message and the notice regarding to the Linux distros. We will include your information in the manual within the next software version.

As you requested I added your email address to your bug report (you wrote your name already at the end).

If you are interested in the online version, you can already access it. To register simply go to the German website (www.tipp10.com/de/), then choose "Onlineversion". After that you can switch again to the English version (select "English" in the top right corner). Then you can register.
But you have to know that we are still translating the content - so especially in the results, a lot of phrases are not translated yet.
Ticket 1595 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-08-18 12:34 pm
Answers: 1
How to press the Alt Gr key
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2012-08-18 12:34 pm
I noticed that the software teaches to press the Alt Gr key with the right ring finger. I noticed that it is not really comfortable doing it that way. I find that it is more logic to use the right thumb, which is actually closer to the key and which is usually free (because you also have the other thumb to press the space bar). I don't know if you can change it, because maybe the 10 finger system is copyrighted (sorry for my bad english), but I just wanted to know what you think about it.
2013-04-08 2:52 pm
Thank you very much for your message. And sorry for the delay.
I think you are right, using the thumb for some keys would be better and faster. The problem is, I think there is no general "copyright", but the software is used by a lot of schools. And I think everywhere you can read that the thumb is only used for the space bar. So we could change it, but I think we would then get a lot of feedback from schools.

So feel free to use your own "system" - we can also recommend alternative keyboard layouts like NEO or Dvorak (also supported by TIPP10), where all keys are completely reordered to give you the possibility to write very fast and comfortable. If you are interested, you will find a lot of information about it on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
Ticket 1546 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-06-03 4:52 pm
Answers: 1
Estonian keyboard layout
Solved
2012-06-03 4:52 pm
Please add the Estonian keyboard layout.

Estonian (Normal State)
msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc195130

Keyboard layout 454 - Estonian (Estonia)
ascii-table.com/keyboard.php/454
2013-05-23 7:17 pm
Thank you very much for your suggestion of improvement!
We are working hard on an easy system to add keyboard layouts.

All the best from Berlin,
your TIPP10 team
Ticket 1517 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-03-29 11:49 am
Answers: 1
Default display font  in progress
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2012-03-29 11:49 am
First of all, I absolutely love the program. The one tiny change I would make would be to change the default font in the dictation window from a sans-serif to a serif one because the current one can cause a few 'unforced errors'. An example is in lesson 6, which deals with capitalization, where it is impossible to tell whether it reads 'Al' (as in a diminutive from Albert) or 'AI' (as in Artificial Intelligence).

I know the problem can be easily solved via the preferences window, but it may still be worth correcting.

Thanks again for a great tool!
2012-03-29 11:49 am
Thank you for your post! You are right, the font can confuse in some cases. In the character list of the results we already saw this problem and changed the font, but until now I didn't noticed we have the same problem in the ticker of the training window of course.
At the moment we completely renew the software caused by our new online version (which is in beta status now), because we want improve a lot of things and also both versions (software and online) should have the same features, databases, manual and so on. So I will think about changing the font in the new versions. The only thing which bothers me is that changing the font will not look very nice... but that's not really a reason to discard your proposal :)
Ticket 1500 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2012-02-24 11:16 pm
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Localization in Dutch? Uebersetzung in Holländisch?
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2012-02-24 11:16 pm
I'd like to offer my services to translate the program into the Dutch language.
I've got a kid of ten who loves the program, but doesn't understand all of the texts.
I am native Dutch, I speak and understand German and am fluently in English.
I can translate from both German into Dutch as well as from English into Dutch.

I'd love to hear from you!
Ticket 1450 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2011-11-15 2:41 pm
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Portuguese
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2011-11-15 2:41 pm
Hi,

If you considering to have also in Portuguese, please do not hesitate to contact me on rnrbarbosa@gmail.com


Roberto
Ticket 1412 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2011-07-26 12:48 am
Answers: 1
Line breaks  comment
Solved
2011-07-26 12:48 am
thank you for your clever app.

Is it possible to add an option to choose which key will finish the sentence in lessons (return key or space bar)
2011-07-26 12:48 am
Thank you for your message and question.

Does it really make sense to add an option like that? I see no reason why people should finish a sentence with the space bar. If there are reasons, please let me know.

TIPP10 should remain simple and clean. So I want to add only options that are useful for a big group of people.
Ticket 1410 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2011-07-25 1:19 am
Answers: 1
Use some kind of prefix  comment
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2011-07-25 1:19 am
You are extensively using QCoreApplication::applicationDirPath(), which requires source code modifications for platforms, where binaries and data files are put on different places. A better way is to use some kind of prefix.

A quick and dirty fix I used is:

for i in `grep -R 'QCoreApplication::applicationDirPath()' * | awk '{print $1}' | sed -e 's/:$//'`; do sed -i '' -e 's/QCoreApplication::applicationDirPath()/QString(DATADIR)/g' $i ; done

with setting the DATADIR environment variable to something like /usr/local/share/tipp10. Here is a patch for tipp10.pro

--- tipp10.pro 2011-03-12 20:22:32.000000000 +0100
+++ tipp10.pro 2011-07-24 14:24:03.000000000 +0200
@@ -88,3 +88,5 @@
sql/startsql.cpp \
games/abcrainwidget.cpp \
games/charball.cpp
+
+DEFINES += "DATADIR=\"\\\"$$(DATADIR)\\\"\""

As I have said, this is a quick and dirty way that allows "proper" installing the program data in a different directory, where the binary will look for it.
2011-07-25 1:19 am
I use QCoreApplication::applicationDirPath() to read and copy the database template to the users home directory at the first start of TIPP10. And I call it whenever I need the user settings (registry) in the portable Windows version. To manage the user data I don't use applicationDirPath(), because then I use the access to the user directory.

What exactly do you mean with "data file"? OS like Windows, OS X or Ubuntu separate program data and user data. TIPP10 does this, too. Which OS do you have? FreeBSD? Why is there a need to separate files that are in the program directory?

If there is a need, you are right, a define variable with the path to the program directory would be nice for systems who separate binary and data file from the program directory. On the other hand, the program directory can change in one OS, for example it is different between Windows 98 and Windows 7. If I would use a "prefix" I had to compile different versions of TIPP10 for different versions of one OS!
Ticket 1400 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2011-06-25 12:49 am
Answers: 1
Dvorak Lessons  comment
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2011-06-25 12:49 am
I noticed that Dvorak is a keyboard layout option, but sadly there are no lessons for it. Would it possible for dvorak lessons to be added?
2011-06-25 12:49 am
Lessons are hard to create, because you have to create a lesson structure and then you have to find words and sentences which consists of only specific characters. It's a lot of work.

We plan to develop a platform where users can help to create keyboard layouts, lessons and to translate the software. I hope this way we can offer some lessons for the Dvorak layout some day. In the meanwhile you can use the lessons for the QWERTY layout. You then you may have to put aside some keys from the beginning. So it's possible to use the Dvorak layout but at the beginning it's more difficult than with specific lessons.
Ticket 1391 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2011-06-05 2:21 pm
Answers: 1
making the training interface resizable
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2011-06-05 2:21 pm
Firstly, I really appreciate that this software is free, thank you very much.

Currently, it seems that we couldn't change the size of the training interface. Even we could maximize the whole interface and change the size of ticker font, the training interface itself stays the same.

Is it possible to make the training interface resizable when we resize the overall interface?
2013-08-14 11:23 am
We will implement this proposal in the near future.

Regards,
Yout TIPP10 team
Ticket 1370 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2011-04-02 8:19 pm
Answers: 1
Additional Keyboard Layouts...?  in progress
Solved
2011-04-02 8:19 pm
Where or how can I add more keyboard layouts? The Standard keyboard layout in Brazilian Portuguese is the ABNT2 one. Can I do it by myself? or help in any way on it? ABNT2 is almost similar to english ones, but includes also signals like ^,´,`ç and some others....
2011-04-02 8:19 pm
Thanks for your message and your offer to help. It's not as easy to create a new keyboard layout.

We are planing to create a web portal for translating all the parts and to create different keyboard layouts. With details how to create/translate the best way. At the moment we only have a web portal in beta status to create training lessons.

So please be patient until we finished the "Developer Zone".
Ticket 1366 | Software version | Suggestion for improvement | 2011-03-30 12:59 am
Answers: 1
Display and unable-to-type problem (Burmese language)  comment
Solved
2011-03-30 12:59 am
Hi,
I configured Burmese font fully and truly compliant to Unicode encoding ver 5.2.2 (present is ver 6.0.0) and Writing system as Myanmar in the settings.
It appears characters correctly in Sample box but not appear nor unable to type.
I created a lesson and pasted the sentences copied from Notepad as I can't directly write in it. Still doesn't work.

Is it a bug or need improvement ? I don't know what to say.

Thank you.
2011-03-30 12:59 am
At the moment we only support German and English keyboard layouts. Training with these layouts limits the characters to those which are supported from the keyboard layout (General Setting - Language - Advanced). I think that's why you can't write your lessons. Without the right virtual keyboard layout in TIPP10 it makes not really sense to type different languages.

At the moment we renew our developer zone to offer more possibilities for translating and organize TIPP10.

I hope we can finish the relaunch in the next weeks. If you like you can help us then translating and improving TIPP10.
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