Can you touch type?

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Jun 17, 2008

Can you touch type? by Prime at 6:50 PM (3,714 Views / 0 Likes) 49 replies

  1. Prime
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  2. TheWingless

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    Nope! But I'm working on it... It's a pain to use the keyboard in the dark.
     
  3. pasc

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    Yes I can... although I have trouble with the numbers since it has been 4 years since I learned it.
     
  4. Jax

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    Sorta, but I can "touch write" perfeclty!
     
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    Yes. Although sometimes I place my hands wrong at the start and type every letter one to the left or something.
     
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    yep i can. i type about 70-80 wpm, though i do make a few mistakes.
     
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    I'm practicing it as well. The only thing I know is the ASDF Spacebar JKL; position for the hands. When it comes to what keys are around them, IDK...

    QFT.
     
  8. Neko

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    This was written by touch typing. I mean , who doesn't touch type ?
    Although I cant't do it perfectly , I make mistakes sometimes because one finger is faster than the other. [​IMG]
    Got my own writing style though. It's using four fingers. [​IMG]
     
  9. myuusmeow

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    I can, but not the normal "home-row" way. That way sucks and is too slow IMO. Typing my way gets me 80 WPM.
     
  10. PBC

    Member PBC What!? I can change this??

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    Yes. I learned in gradeschool with a cardboard box covering my hands so I couldn't look down at them. I would have the box over the keys and play a game like "paws program" a typing program with a cartoon cat. It was on 5 1/2 floppies. I've kept up my studies with help from mavis beacon teachs typing and mario typing. I never look at the keyboard when I'm typing anymore.

    Sometimes I freak my friends out because they walk into my room and I'm typing on the computer while looking out the window. Or they will ask me a question and I'll talk to them and type something else at the same time. I've had acouple friends tell me I was a freak for doing so. They would stand in my door way and ask me something. but they would be compelled to come in and verify I was actually typing something out and not just key mashing. Its a good exercise in multi-tasking and mental dexterity.

    Plus when I'm on a roll touch typing, doing it really fast because I have alot of words to get out or a deadline to meet...it sounds like I am just mashing on the keyboard. Fun stuff. Everyone should learn.
     
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    Nope still typing just like the first day 17~ years ago.
     
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    Oooh! Paws typing town! And they would rhyme every lesson number. My elementary (not in it anymore(going to 8th!).. but my brother is) school which uses Macs still uses it. They had it installed on the computers in the computer lab.
     
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    Yes, and have been for the past few years.

    However, if I get one finger out of place things tend to get shifted over a letter, e.g Hello becomes Jr;;p
     
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    im a bad typist, but i can write with both hands...
     
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    Oh hellz yea i can. My mother forced me to take a typing class in highschool, and it was the best thing for me to do. I can do about 90 wpm with about 99% accuracy. Numbers aren't a problem and 9 times out of 10 i can hit the symbols of those numbers as well.

    Heh, i'm the go-to Menu Typist for our team at work (a nation wide coupon/restaurant magazine).

    I enjoy typing [​IMG]
     
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    I remember only one thing from typing class in 6th grade, "Hands on home row". I never got used to it.

    Since then I have pretty much memorized the entire keyboard, but I can't do touch typing properly. I can type 58 words per minute though.
     
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    haha..I'm pretty sure there have been acouple versions...but man, thats funny. We did use old ass macs at the time. With like monochromatic green screens. It would be great if they still used them at my elementary school. I would die to play that typing game again.
     
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    I can, but I normally don't. Actually, I'm trying it right now.
     
  19. Salamantis

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    I can't, I tried and tried but just can't seem to learn to type without looking at the keyboard.

    I can force myself to type without that standard touch type position and without looking at the keyboard but the mistakes are endless.
     
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    I can touch type. My parents set me infront of an old Smith Corona Word Processor when I was 6 years old, opened the typing/keyboarding book to page 3, where lesson one began and told me that I was going to learn to type--it was a skill and would be more useful to me in the coming years than it was to them and my mom was working with IBM so I guess typing was pretty darn useful in her work.

    I typed that entire book out and I have to admit that after the first few lessons it gets boring to have to "cheat" and look at the keyboard all the time, plus I was always to curious as to what else was going on around the place, so yeah, I dont need to look at all to type and if I can get to a desk and not have extra junk in my way/around my hands and the keyboard then I type about 70 wpm average. If I'm typing something that I am making up for myself, not what is dictated elsewhere than I can get even faster.

    I wasn't very fast at typing though, even having learned to type when I was very young, it wasn't until I went to the business school right after I turned 16. They make you relearn typing from the get go and you must do 55 wpm on 90 out of the 120 typing test that you will take along with the other "base skills requirement" to get even a "D" in the first semester of business school...My fastest time on record at school is 117wpm with 3 errors.

    So I can touch type really well.
     

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