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Yes I am, I cannot type as fast but I do type properly.
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I'm a touch typist but most women find me improper.
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Hunt and peck for life lol, got away with it in school and stuck with me, teacher said if your getting over 45 WPM then you can type however you like...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ripster View Post
I'm a touch typist but most women find me improper.
Hah! Brilliant.

I type "proper" and stay above 100 WPM like an employer.
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I've never had typing classes (there aren't any at school), so I use my usual WASD finger position and then the right hand around UHJK. I use most fingers (though rarely the pinky). My dad OTOH... Oh god... He only uses 2 fingers. I do 47 WPM in this: http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php. I'm not a touch typist though, so I was reading switching between looking at the screen and the keyboard.
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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
I've never had typing classes (there aren't any at school), so I use my usual WASD finger position and then the right hand around UHJK. I use most fingers (though rarely the pinky). My dad OTOH... Oh god... He only uses 2 fingers. I do 47 WPM in this: http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php. I'm not a touch typist though, so I was reading switching between looking at the screen and the keyboard.
I got 45wpm first time with about 15 mistakes and this on the second go with different text. I made loads of mistakes because I'm trying to get a higher score. It did show me however that to some small extent I was able to touch type for some words without looking at the keyboard and it really pushes you to look ahead and memorise a certain amount of words.


'Your speed was: 52wpm.

You made 11 mistakes, your mistakes are shown in bold text:

"In the fair land of Novia Scotia, a maritime province, there is a ridge called North Mountain, overlooking the Bay of Fundy on one side and the fertile Annapolis valley on the other. On the northern slope of the range grows the hardy spruce -tree, well adapted for ship-tmber, of whicha many vessels of all calsses have been built. The people of this coasr, hardy, robust, and strong, are disposed to compete in the worlds commerce, and it is nothing against the master mariner if the birthplace mentioned on his certificate be Novia Scotia. I was born in cold spot, ion the coldest North Mpuntain," '
    
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I'm honestly not sure what I am, I have taken some keyboarding classes in elementary school and it's helped me tremendously but at the same time I still think I use some fingers that shouldn't be used with certain keys.

Who knows.
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Nope. I rarely use my pinky unless it's to push shift or something on the right side of the keyboard. Last time I checked I type at 66wpm.
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Originally Posted by Roman5 View Post
I got 45wpm first time with about 15 mistakes and this on the second go with different text. I made loads of mistakes because I'm trying to get a higher score. It did show me however that to some small extent I was able to touch type for some words without looking at the keyboard and it really pushes you to look ahead and memorise a certain amount of words.


'Your speed was: 52wpm.

You made 11 mistakes, your mistakes are shown in bold text:

"In the fair land of Novia Scotia, a maritime province, there is a ridge called North Mountain, overlooking the Bay of Fundy on one side and the fertile Annapolis valley on the other. On the northern slope of the range grows the hardy spruce -tree, well adapted for ship-tmber, of whicha many vessels of all calsses have been built. The people of this coasr, hardy, robust, and strong, are disposed to compete in the worlds commerce, and it is nothing against the master mariner if the birthplace mentioned on his certificate be Novia Scotia. I was born in cold spot, ion the coldest North Mpuntain," '
Your speed was: 91wpm.

You made 3 mistakes, your mistakes are shown in bold text:

My biggest issue with that typing test was I was fumbling over the British method of spelling some of the words. I do like how it doesn't have a bouncing highlight or color change based on what word you're on though. Allows me to transpose it quite smoothly.
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Yeah, I'm not a proper typer at all although I"m trying my best to make up for it.

See, I'm a programmer. I type characters such as .'";:[]{}-_=+\\/? and press enter and backspace way too much. It has shifted my right hand's home buttons from jkl; to kl;'. As such, my left hand reaches as far as my Y, H, and N keys while my right hand focuses on all those special characters. Long story short, QWERTY is a terrible layout for a programmer.

Anywho, since getting my Filco Majestouch I've been forcing myself to type properly but I've taken a permanent 30WPM hit thanks to both the shift in hand placement and also to the crazy sensitivity of these brown switches (I usually press my keys all the way in). I never use my right pinky and only use my left for LSHIFT, LCTRL, Tab, or A. Everything is pointer and ring heavy - middle just sits still while the other fingers do all the work.
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