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Can you touch type?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Ce127, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Ce127

    Ce127 Nibble Poster

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    Many I.T workers (I would hope) can type without looking at the keyboard and can look at what they're typing whilst they type, but do any of our members touch type in the traditional sense of aligning your index fingers with the guide keys and not straying too much from that position?

    I myself tend to just type sufficiently fast by chucking my 2 index fingers about the keyboard and landing on the correct key 90% of the time, but I'm starting to look into touch typing in terms of improving typing speed/efficiency. Also I kid myself that it is ergonomically better over several decades to type evenly across all fingers.
     
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  2. dmarsh

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    I never learnt to touch type so now I have a weird hybrid approach that mostly uses the two index fingers of each hand along with occasional other fingers.

    It really hasn't been that much of an issue, although I'd advise people to learn to touch type early if they can.
     
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    Yeah i can touch type without looking at the keys.

    Never really thought about it before but as i'm now typing this out i use 3 fingers on each hand which covers the majority of the keyboard for me.
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    I touch type using the index-finger arrangement, and whilst I have 3 primary-use digits (don't snigger now) I do use "the whole hand" when typing.

    Depending on what I'm using (I'm terrible at typing fast on the Surface Pro removable keyboard, but blazing on the sculpt ergo) I'll range between 60 and 90 wpm.
     
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  5. zxspectrum

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    I can and I cant, for me it really does depend on the keyboard. The ones with clunky keys, i have trouble with so my station at work has a mac keyboard connected via bluetooth, and i can dance around like there is no tomorrow. When i get to a traditional clunky one, i get all clumsy. Dont know why mind

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  6. Bluerinse
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    yES I CAN TOUCH TYPE PERFECTLY, THANK GOODNESS/
     
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  7. mstechfreak

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    Thanks to <snip> using a keyboard </snip> I also can touch type
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Your spam post has been reported mstechfreak.
     
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  9. mstechfreak

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    Why do you think it is spampost? That's rude of you
     
  10. Bluerinse
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    It is promoting an on-line business and that is advertising, which is a no no.
     
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  11. mstechfreak

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    Alright, sorry. I didn't think of it as business, since it's for free. Then what about discussions about LinkedIn? That's totally business. :D I just really want to understand.
     
  12. Bluerinse
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    I suggest you read the terms and conditions of this web site that are linked to in my sig.
     
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  13. Sparky
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    Post edited :)
     
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