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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Leehaa, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

    Just wrote a long post and lost it cos i'm learning to touch-type and pressed the wrong damn key!!!!!!:(
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    I have tried touch typing before and just can't do it.

    I can type quite quickly if I concentrate but I still have to look where my fingers need to go.

    It does my head in when you press the worng key and loose stuff, my keyboard on my home pc is quite slim and in tend to press the windows button when I mean to press shift, so it send me back to the main screen when I am trying to type. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    Ctrl+Z? :)

    I just touch type naturally now, but then I have been on computers pretty much 24/7 for the last 10 years!
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    Yeah, I'm the same as nXPLOSI.

    Years of typing mean that touch-typing just happens now. So much so, I'm hankering after a blank keyboard for my birthday :rolleyes:
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    I learned to type when I was 15 years old on an old style manual typewriter. I pretty much touch type automatically now but occasionally, I still cheat a little. My son came into my office while I was working once and was amazed at how fast I typed. Of course, when you're used to doing the same keystrokes over and over again, you don't really think about it.
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  6. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

    How are you?

    Yeah, I can semi-touch-type already, and fine with letters, but when it comes to anything else, I have to have a quick peep at the keyboard. I have just installed a MS one with a touch-type friendly layout - keys seperated for each hand - that way, I have to do it the proper way as its a lot faster than looking for the new location for the keys - it's just a bit frustrating when you get it wrong!!:biggrin
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  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Buy yourself a black keyboard and use a black Sharpie on the keys. :twisted:
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  8. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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  9. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    I normally use my own version of touch typing - definitely not the official way :D

    The problem I have is, my mind has already finished the thought that its on and I'm typing and moved on to the next thing - rather disturbing when you're trying to type up revision notes! :)
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  10. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    Stick to the pole dancing :twisted:
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  11. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    My guys at work thought it was pretty weird me bringing in my own keyboard, now they are more amazed that I can turn around and have a conversation with them whilst finishing up an email or continuing a document, formatting an'all

    It does just come over time, give it a bit more practice and you will do fine

    I know what you mean about pressing the wrong keys, I have found that for some reason the backspace key sometimes takes me back a page! doh
    that's probably my browser set up though and nothing more

    Good luck :)
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