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mode error

a type of slip where a user performs an action appropriate to one situation in another situation, common in software with multiple modes. Examples include drawing software, where a user tries to use one drawing tool as if it were another (e.g. brushing with the Fill tool), or text editors with both a command mode and an insert mode, where a user accidentally types commands and ends up inserting text.