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I just realised I only ever use my middle fingers for typing. I type pretty quickly, but after watching this DAS typing video, made me realise what an amateur I am. Do most of you type like this guy, using all your digits? Are you godlike keyboard clickers

Maybe I should learn to use more fingers for a better typing experience?

    
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Yes, I am, more or less. All those keyboarding classes in elementary school paid off, apparently.
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Yes, I am, more or less. All those keyboarding classes in elementary school paid off, apparently.
mine didnt im a pointer finger and middle finger typer
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mine didnt im a pointer finger and middle finger typer
Glad I'm not the only one then! When I use right right shift, I use middle finger to hold that down and then use index finger for surrounding keys like ?><, and left hand pinky for left shift plus index or middle finger for surrounding keys. Other than those, it's middle finger all the way.
    
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I'm a pointing finger typer.
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Yes, I am, more or less. All those keyboarding classes in elementary school paid off, apparently.
Ditto.

I can smoke everybody at school. It's pretty funny. They struggle to type at 25wpm (considered an A at school) yet I type in the 60s and 70s range for normal typing. 92 if I try. I play piano though and consider that an advantage.

Edit: I never realized there are 'improper' typists here.
Edited by HybridCore - 8/4/11 at 6:20am
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My mother made me take typing in high school, I didn't want to. Thank god she did, I use that skill every day. My dad types with his pointer fingers, looks ridiculous and he's so slow.
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I'm not quite "proper." I never use right Shift, my left hand sometimes reaches across to hit keys my right hand is supposed to hit, and I use my right ring finger for any key above the home row your pinky is supposed to hit (P, brackets, backspace, + -, etc).

I can still hit 120 wpm on a good day though.
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Wow, I've always typed using all my fingers across the entire board.

Did typing in classes, but never did well with their method so I shrugged off the entire thing.

Taught my self to touch type. Funnily enough, when not typing I use W,A,S,D as my guide-keys to know where I am so I don't look.
And they say no good comes from gaming.
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I type just about as improper as humanly possible, but I still manage 90+wpm on typing tests.
    
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