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Originally Posted by mott555 View Post
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.
Funny, I have the exact same quirks in my typing. Exact.

I don't get 120 wpm though. The best I've seen on a typing test is around 90, and I seem to average 80 if I'm concentrating. Never have to look at the keys though.
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I use all of my fingers, though I deviate in some ways from the standard way typing is taught.

For instance, I only ever use left shift, so if I want to type a capital A, I hit L-shift with my left pinky, then hit a with my ring finger.



EDIT: Seems like everyone does that.
I also only hit space with my right thumb.
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^^^ pretty sure you are with the majority of people who only use left shift. i have never used the right shift before.
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Just do this test.
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I use all my digits and I am a touch typist, I don't look at the keyboard while typing. That being said I'm really not all that fast, about 55wpm, corrected for accuracy. I am pretty accurate though, usually scoring about 98% accuracy in most typing tests. After reading through some of the thread I can hit higher numbers in a typing test if I sit and concentrate but just typing as I normally type its around 55wpm.
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Originally Posted by McAlberts View Post
^^^ pretty sure you are with the majority of people who only use left shift. i have never used the right shift before.
I use both shifts, although I've only started doing that as I've become a better typist. It is more efficient, basically if I am hitting the letter with my left hand I use my right to hold shift and vice versa for keys struck with my right hand.
Edited by Mygaffer - 8/4/11 at 9:48pm
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post #86 of 186
-dont use right shift

Everything is normal, i guess all those years of counter strike taught me how to type correctly or maybe school... Naaah.
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You know what i find amazing that i doubt you guys have thought of? The space bar, my brain knows te exact time to hit it and i dont even need to tell it to, after every word no matter how fast im typing i just hit the spacebar perfectly in between every word.
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post #88 of 186
i don't usually use my right shift either i don't think, and i can't type numbers w/o using the numpad, other than that, i say i'm fairly proper at it

just test at 80wpm for 1min, no errors, guess thats ok
Edited by shrapner - 8/4/11 at 11:43pm
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I'm a proper typists nightmare.
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post #90 of 186
Hmm I don't think I ever use the left shift key... I type with my index and middle fingers though.
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