fat finger


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fat finger

Accidentally pressing the wrong key on a keyboard and entering an erroneous command that causes a serious problem. The term harks back to the very early days when computers were instructed to perform operations by flipping switches on the console.
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With touch screen features of smartphones, fat fingers is also the cause of a lot of misspelt words or wrong amounts in text messages.
Fat finger To accidentally press the wrong key and cause a serious problem on a computer.
WHATEVER value you put on your body parts, a fat finger can end up costing millions.
The blunder raised fears fat finger syndrome could happen in London, despite firms pouring millions of pounds into tightening up their computer systems.
A NEW dose of Fat Finger Syndrome hit the City yesterday after two sloppy traders mistyped the price of their trades in Ryanair.
While gout, clinical obesity and liver problems have always been top of the Square Mile ailment list, Fat Finger Syndrome also reared its head.
A BUNGLING broker lost pounds 71million in a split second yesterday because of Fat Finger Syndrome.
AN outbreak of fat finger syndrome hit the City yesterday, causing two traders to mistype deals into their computers and pay thousands more than the market price.
Ever since the Yanks got their fat fingers on our Dairy Milk, I, and many others, have claimed the product just doesn't taste the same.
Visitors have little patience for digging through a website, especially if it's a mobile site and they have fat fingers.
Earlier this week I received a press release about a new "armlift in a bottle" cream that promises to give you arms like Michelle Obama and I am seriously wondering how long it is before someone invents a potion that can fix fat fingers or flabby wrists.
The octopus on the reef's edge, who slides His fat fingers among