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post #91 of 186
No I am not. I use 7 to 8 fingers. I hit random keys with my fingers, usually different fingers can hit the same key depending on what I previously pressed. I do NOT look at the keyboard while typing, and I don't make many errors (unless I have to touch the - key, which I always seem to fail at due to the angle of my hands). I get roughly 100WPM this way.

I wanted to switch to SVORAK and learn the proper 10 finger method, but I really can't be bothered. Too much effort. :/
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post #92 of 186
Just to participate in the "poll," I use my right shift key and use my right thumb for space.
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post #93 of 186
Like many people I type 'almost' properly. I have issues with the numbers above the letters, and I use certain fingers for keys that I shouldn't be using. However, with my hybrid style I manage to type faster than most of my friends/acquaintances
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post #94 of 186
My keys are either too small, or my fingers too fat (theyre not) or it could be the fact i hav vision problems, but i always mistype. Though the fact that my keyboard is broken because i spilled coke on it after dripping popsicle all over it doesnt help.
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post #95 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
My keys are either too small, or my fingers too fat (theyre not) or it could be the fact i hav vision problems, but i always mistype. Though the fact that my keyboard is broken because i spilled coke on it after dripping popsicle all over it doesnt help.
Vision should have nothing to do with your typing, if the situation is ideal. The fact that you look at the keyboard might just be the cause for your mistypings. You gotta acquintance yourself with the keyboard, remember it without even thinking about it, and typing will get as natural as speaking, not having to think about it much at all.
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post #96 of 186
I am not even close to what the OP does....
My left hand I use all my digits, on my right I only use my index, thumb, and middle finger to type. Very unique I must say, but it works for me. I almost never look at the keyboard and it is all done by feel and muscle memory.
 
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post #97 of 186
94 words per minute on a Dell rubber dome keyboard. I'll have to try keyboards I'm a bit better with when I get home (if I remember).

And for what it's worth for the results of this test... I don't use my Right Shift at all, and I only use my pinky fingers for modifiers and the "A" key. I hit the semi-colon with the ring finger as well. All other motions are done properly though. Started doing typing tests on the Apple IIe's when I was in 2nd grade. My speed has also degraded as I've gotten older (27 now) as I used to stomp all over 120-140wpm when I was in high school but find myself fumbling on the keys quite often now-a-days.
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post #98 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
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.
Yeah, but you also know exactly when to hit each key in succession to spell a word without thinking about it. In our mind, the space between words is likely recognized just like the letters in words.
    
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Type the proper way: 41 WPM
Type my way: 128 WPM
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post #100 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necrodox View Post
Type my way: 128 WPM
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