They've been serving me well for my visiting-friends-during-summer purposes. I've gone swimming in them, and they dried quick enough for me to wear them the rest of the day. Yeah I know that's probably gross, but it's all good.
Anyway, I went to DC this past weekend to see Jason, and I left the pant legs there! My $60 pants just turned in to $30 shorts!
Needless to say, I was in a 軌 (rut). I tried to call him all afternoon (seems like he doesn't like to pick up his cell).
I ended up contacting him on msn, and we got it all figured out.
So, if you're like me (which is probably unlikely, too much Tuan here), you switch between English/Japanese/Chinese typing daily. You already installed the good stuff (said country's language typing), and you're tired of always having to switch between ひらがな (hiragana) and カタカナ (katakana) with the mouse, it's tedious, and it drives me crazy.
Look no further, I have the answer to all your problems (well only this one).
How to get mouse-free switching between all that good stuff (tips)
I hate whenever I first switch it to Japanese from English (alt + shift), it automatically puts it in direct input.
1. to switch to hiragana from direct input (while in Japanese mode) press ctrl+caps lock
2. to switch to katakana from direct input (again, while in Japanese mode) press alt+caps lock
If you want to type something in katakana, and you're in hiragana mode, F7 is your man!
Hero(hiiroo) -> ひーろー //F7 // ヒーロー
F6-F9 does a variety of things F6: hiragana F7: full width katakana F8: half width katakana F9: full width romaji F10: half width romaji