How do you touch type?

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Which method do you use to know where you are without looking?

  1. I use the WASD keys to find my way!

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  2. I use the Home Row keys!

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  1. juggernaut911
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    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    there are a couple methods for Touch Typing but which do you use?

    If there is a method you use, lemme know and I'll update!



    WASD for the win!

    Pinky: left Shift
    Ring: A
    Middle: W
    Pointer: D
    Thumb:

    I can find my way without looking from there!
     
  2. nin10do

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    i touch type the proper way. using the tabs or dots on the f and j keys to keep in place.

    i used a program called mavis beacon to learn. awsome software. i learn't to touch type in one month. spent the next month working on my speed.

    now have a typing speed of 86wpm.
     
  3. Hehe Moo

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    Same as nin10do.
     
  4. Gore

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    Pointer Fingers do the main keys
    Left Ring Finger/Left Pinky covers shift.
    Right Thumb does space.
    Right Pinky does enter.

    Don't know my WPM but I know it's above 60 with pretty high accuracy.
    I touch type like this. It is not the best way, but I'm pretty much stuck on it now.
     
  5. UltraMagnus

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    I touch type the proper way... took classes when i was about 8 [​IMG]
     
  6. BiscuitBee

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    Been touch typing since age... 10 (maybe?)using the Home Row keys. With about 98% accuracy I can normally get above 100 WPM.

    However, I'd like to try out dvorak, but I'm too lazy.

    I didn't know people use WASD for typing. This is word processing, not counter strike... [​IMG]
     
  7. raulpica

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    Can't really say it for sure, probably the WASD [​IMG]

    I usually go above 100 WPM [​IMG]
     
  8. Psyfira

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    Mavis had it in for me. I was fine until somewhere around capitals and the number keys, the software decided if I made a single mistake in 3 exercises it'd bump me back to the lower-case e. On the 6th time around I quit.

    I keep meaning to give it another go, hopefully I just set the targets too high at the start. Accuracy's never been my strong point, even when I can see what I'm doing [​IMG]
     
  9. nin10do

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    try this. when touch typing on mavis, put a folder over your hands so you can't see the keys. works wonders for accuracy. don't worry about speed till you've memorised the position of every key.
     
  10. Sstew

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    My typing is terrible, I don't use either of the two, I have my own typing system [​IMG] which can get me 110 WPM with 96-99% accuracy.
    I just can't type 110 without looking at the keyboard.. Just looking at the monitor instead of the keyboard my speed is like 60-70WPM [​IMG]
     
  11. Gore

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    I'm going to learn Dvorak. Using it now, actually.
    Proving difficult...
     
  12. Dark

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    I use most of the home keys. I only use like 4 fingers to type. [​IMG]
     
  13. Jundeezy

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    Eh I'd say I could probably use either method, but I probably use the home row keys more often.
     
  14. gumbyscout

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    Who cares?
    Mavis Beacon didn't like me. She always complained about my "accuracy" whatever that meant [​IMG]. I couldn't type properly until school started grading us and typing, then I quickly surpased everone, probably due to my previous Mavis Beacon torture [​IMG]. Who is Mavis Beacon to tell me how I should type anyways?