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Does hunt and peck typing necessarily mean you have to look for a key before pressing it? I always use two fingers to type but I never have to look at the keyboard. Wikipedia says "Hunt and peck (two-fingered typing), also known as search and peck, also known as Eagle Finger, is a common form of typing, in which the typist must find and press each key individually. This is usually slower than touch typing. Instead of relying on the memorized position of keys, the typist must find each key by sight.Use of this method may also prevent the typist from being able to see what has been typed without glancing away from the keys. Although good accuracy may be achieved, any typing errors that are made may not be noticed immediately, if at all. There is also the disadvantage that because fewer fingers are used, they are forced to move a much greater distance."

If I still use two fingers but always look at the source material and memorized the position of all the keys, am I actually a touch typist?
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Does hunt and peck typing necessarily mean you have to look for a key before pressing it? I always use two fingers to type but I never have to look at the keyboard. Wikipedia says "Hunt and peck (two-fingered typing), also known as search and peck, also known as Eagle Finger, is a common form of typing, in which the typist must find and press each key individually. This is usually slower than touch typing. Instead of relying on the memorized position of keys, the typist must find each key by sight.Use of this method may also prevent the typist from being able to see what has been typed without glancing away from the keys. Although good accuracy may be achieved, any typing errors that are made may not be noticed immediately, if at all. There is also the disadvantage that because fewer fingers are used, they are forced to move a much greater distance."

If I still use two fingers but always look at the source material and memorized the position of all the keys, am I actually a touch typist?
No. You are still a pecker (lawl). While touch typing is technically defined as simply being able to hit the correct keys without looking at them, touch typing is actually the name for the correct method.


You simply never learned how to type. I would pay good money to see a video of you pecking out 90 wpm with only two fingers.
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post #13 of 65
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If I still use two fingers but always look at the source material and memorized the position of all the keys, am I actually a touch typist?

If you look at your keyboard (at all) while tying, you're hunt and pecking. I'd consider a two-finger typist to be truly hunt and peck, because most people can't manage the sideways wrist movement to touch-type with just two fingers in action.

For what it's worth, I've watched a few claimed 90+ WPM two finger typists on YouTube after this thread started, and if you count their average keystrokes per second, not one of them is hitting 90 WPM by the true typist definition of work. 1 Word = 5 Characters, so 90 WPM = 450 keystrokes per minute. That's hauling major ass with 2 fingers, and I'm going to have to fall into the "video, or it didn't happen" category on that.

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Edited by hammong - 5/29/13 at 12:56pm
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My opinion on this is to use MX Blues, if you've memorized the placement of the keys with your style, the 'click' of blues makes it easier to tell that youve typed it already and this way you know that you can move on to the next letter.

Browns might be another option, but personally i'm not fond of it coz its a bit mushy. But you will feel the bump and know that you've actuated the key. Due to it needing less force to press down as compared to Blues, it might be something to consider since you're not tiring your fingers as much.

I wouldn't go with Blacks since you wouldnt know when youve actuated the key unless youre looking at the screen, and without any sign that youve actuated the key, you're more prone to bottoming out.

No experience with Reds. Sorry... but they do take less force to press down as compared to Blacks.
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am I actually getting bashed for my typing technique?
Also, I've never actually taken a typing speed test but I DO know I haul ass when I type papers and I have no way to record video, but I'll post a screenshot of a WPM test in a second.
Edited by KKvantas - 5/29/13 at 2:08pm
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typing speed
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am I actually getting bashed for my typing technique?
Also, I've never actually taken a typing speed test but I DO know I haul ass when I type papers and I have no way to record video, but I'll post a screenshot of a WPM test in a second.

Yes you were. Haha. That's why I just wanted to answer the question. tongue.gif and I'm impressed, I barely maintain 70wpm typing normally
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Yes you were. Haha. That's why I just wanted to answer the question. tongue.gif and I'm impressed, I barely maintain 70wpm typing normally
thanks! biggrin.gif
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proof for everyone(with timestamp)
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proof for everyone(with timestamp)

 

 

Could you film yourself typing? I really wonder how you're doing it! :O

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