Keyboard Shortcuts Are Here
Hi Fellow Typeracers,
Although you might not have noticed it, we actually recently deployed a new version of Typeracer. Most of the changes are “behind the scenes”, but there are a lot of bug fixes among them. For example, a lot of people complained that changes to their display names were taking up to 24 hours to take effect, and the profanity filter was blocking people from creating legitimate accounts (a Typeracer from Tallahassee, Florida was unable to enter the name of his city… oops!). Also, when someone left a race immediately after finishing, it might have appeared to others that he/she didn’t finish the race. All that his been fixed now.
However, there is also one new notable feature: keyboard shortcuts! For some time now, people have been telling us that it’s too inconvenient to use the mouse to join the next race, etc., so we’ve made it possible for you to speed up this process. There’s a new link at the bottom of the home page that will give you the details:
Give these a try, and if you have any comments, suggestions, or problems, please let us know. As usual, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email David directly at email@example.com with any feedback about this new feature. If you have any suggestions that are not related to this feature, feel free to email us as well, as we really want to get a better sense of what is important to the typeracer community.
We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you on the racetracks!
– David (valikor) & Alex (typeracer)
P.S. If you forget any of these keyboard shortcuts, you can hover your mouse pointer over a link like “race again” for a few seconds, and if the link has an associated keyboard shortcut, it will tell you!