Learning to type

king killa

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> Were you a person that typed one key at a time with only
> your index finger?
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I don't know about him but I genrally only use my index on my left hand, and my index, middle, and pinky on my right.
I can type quite fast though.
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SwampGas

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120wpm on a bad day using my own method I just picked up from typing. That home row stuff is for the birds.
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Isildur

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> 120wpm on a bad day using my own method I just picked up
> from typing. That home row stuff is for the birds.
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plaese bear inm mind thjat it doesnm;t couint if itg looks liek ths.

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(wraith_)

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> 120wpm on a bad day using my own method I just picked up
> from typing. That home row stuff is for the birds.

I've never clocked myself, but I type really quickly and I do not use home row, either. I just type. Works fine for me :)
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> 120wpm on a bad day using my own method I just picked up
> from typing. That home row stuff is for the birds.

About the same here.

Yeah, I never understood the point of home keys.
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SwampGas

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> Care to share your secret?

Yeah...don't look at the keys. When I clock myself, I read it outloud in my head and type what I say to myself rather than trying to translate the two.
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Audigy

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Good luck.

Your typing speed will double once you stop looking at the keyboard. Just form phrases in your head and have your fingers spit them out on the keyboard. The only way you can get better at it is if you practice.

The "home row" technique is good - that's what I was taught. There may be better ways, but try to perfect that first.

Most importantly, DON'T LOOK AT THE DAMN KEYBOARD! :)
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Blade556

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Use typing tutor games. Fuck learning by using the home keys, they never did anything for me.

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Disch

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> Yeah...don't look at the keys. When I clock myself, I read
> it outloud in my head and type what I say to myself rather
> than trying to translate the two.

Well yeah... I mean any typeist knows to keep his eyes off the keyboard.

Knowing where the keys are and being able to hit them without thinking about it doesn't really have anything to do with where you put your hands. I mean that stuff is just going to come from typing experience.

What I meant was, if you don't do the traditional home-row method, what kind of typing system do you have? Like where do you keep your hands? Which fingers hit which keys? That kind of thing.

I use the home row method because it just makes a lot of sense. You keep your hands pretty much in the center of everything so that all the keys are easily accesable by one of your 8 fingers (thumbs pretty much confined to the spacebar though).
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SwampGas

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Hmmm.

left hand to right hand:

caps, a, d, c, m, k, ;, enter. thumbs are beneath the space bar. The fingers change...whichever is closest gets the key.
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Danoz

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My mother insisted I learn the right way to type very young. So I learned one key at a time and then she'd test me with a box over my hands. Now I get up to 88-90wpm before losing accuracy... in fact, my fingers are better at spelling than I am. Just takes time I guess, I couldn't imagine not typing the way I do, and I wonder how people who type incorrectly or a couple fingers at a time survive hehe.
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