Chinese Computer Habits

Right click & Refresh

The average copy shop worker will right-click the desktop and choose "refresh" approximately 5 times every time he does anything with a USB drive.

Nobody knows why this happens, but it happens *everywhere* in China from Beijing to Guangzhou.

Typing Capital Letters

It took me like 8 years to notice, but nobody uses shift+letter to type capital letters. Instead, they hit the caps lock key, type the letter, then hit caps lock again to turn it off.

This is insane.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Nobody even knows alt+tab. They just use the mouse for *everything*

Adaptation

Nobody really minds, and pointing out shortcuts has pretty much no effect. People will be like "wow, that's interesting/useful" but they will not usually write them down or remember them.

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9/18/2013 11:39:16 PM
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