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Learning to Touchtype.

Discussion in 'General' started by Atomic, 6 Jan 2005.

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Can you touchtype?

  1. Yes.

    81.8%
  2. No. (Hunt-and-peck method)

    18.2%
  1. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Thought Id finally bite the bullet and teach myself to touchtype. Damn its an ass! I got some key covers with no letter markings on so I cant cheat either :thumb:

    Just wondered how many of you lot can touchtype?
     
  2. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    I can touch type a bit but I usually can't type for very long without making any spelling mistakes.

    I'm always getting better though. Practice makes perfect. I would like to be able to do it properly at some point.
     
  3. Aa-chan

    Aa-chan AA-CHAN

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    Almost. MSN has been a god send for it to be honest but as above, can't go for too long without the odd mistake coming along :) .
     
  4. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Yep, on both normal and natural keyboards... but not quite as well on laptops :D
     
  5. westeee

    westeee New Member

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    i was the first to vote no

    i cant touch type but i can type quite fast
     
  6. Lazy

    Lazy Meow?

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    I can touch type but I use my own adapted style. I.e Using some different fingers for different keys.

    I was actually taught to touch type proplery in school at about the age of 10, they used to put wooden boxes over the keyboards (but with a gap in one side so you could get your hands under) so we couldn't see the keys when we typed.
     
  7. SeT

    SeT New Member

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    Instant messaging is great for learning to touch type as long as you don't use the typical "AOLspeak." Actually type things out instead of crap like "OMG U R..." "NE1..." Damn that annoys me.
     
  8. kobaj

    kobaj Banned

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    I can but I hate the way it feels, I prefer my methode were my first 2 finger controlls the top two rows and my second two fingers controll the bottom rows. I can go pritty fast.
     
  9. fizban

    fizban New Member

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    learned to type in school, still make mistakes but I've got the 'Backspace' key down!!!!! :D
     
  10. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    I can only touchtype properly on a natural keyboard (about 70-80WPM at 99% accuracy), on a normal one I make more mistakes just because my hands are in the wrong places so I'm slower, don't have to look though. I taught myself to touchtype at Uni playing IRC trivia (## on Quakenet) for hours every day ;)
     
  11. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    I've got no idea if how I type is "correct" touch typing, all I know is I can type without looking at the keyboard, and I usually know if I've done a mistake and automatically hit the backspace button. Then again, I proof read everything I type as I go along.
     
  12. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    Hooray!

    I know the way I touchtype isn't the proper way, I only use the first two or three fingers on each hand and my right thumb, but it gets the job done ;)
     
  13. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    Yes and No, I'm pretty good at typing fast, although I have to try and stop myself looking at the keyboard but that's hard because of the way I type - mainly first finger and thumb of left hand and first and second finger of right hand with a smattering of other fingers thrown in seemingly at random.

    - H.
     
  14. Spiral Architect

    Spiral Architect Cooked on Phonics

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    I can touch type, with the occasional mistake. They tried teaching me the 'proper' way at school a few years back but it was like learning to type again. I just type my own way.
     
  15. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    Yeah same as. I tried doing it properly once and it didn't feel right. I usually don't look at the screen, I just kind of stare at my desk in some kind of daze.

    Switching betwen a PowerBook, an IBM Lappy and a Dell lappy plays havoc with it though. All of them have different bleedin' keyboard layouts! :duh:
     
  16. rankie

    rankie New Member

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    I can type with the right fingers but normaly I have to look at the keyboard
     
  17. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    What is 'touch type' ?

    If you meant type..
    I followed typing at school, about 7/8years ago. Only did one semester, the teacher sed I was as good as most after 2 years. Probably because I chatted alot at that time.

    I normally don't type much mistakes anymore. Only when I'm typing really fast, but then I know that I wrote a mistake (without looking at the screen).

    So yeah I type 'blind' as we call it (without looking at your screen). On most keyboards, normal as laptop. And I learned tot type on a real typwriter (the huge things with the 'hammers' with the letters on. So I can do that aswell, but it goes alot smaller since you have to go much deeper with your fingers. But I can do that faster then most people can typ on a regular keyboard.

    I hope that is what this thread was all about!

    ::edit:: I did, lol

    L

    ::edit:: oh and I type the proper way (with all 10 fingers). And I can typ on AZERTY or QWERTY just have difficult finding some special characters.
     
  18. rankie

    rankie New Member

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    touch typing is typing without looking at the keyboard
     
  19. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    sometimes yes, sometimes no.
     
  20. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    Pretty well yea... some kb's are better than others though.... Not the proper touch typing though, but it gets the job done well enough....
     

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