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Originally Posted by gonX View Post
I can't do it. I don't feel relaxed while doing it.
Have you experimented with various heights, including the highest possible height? Also, are you allowing your wrists to come up as though they're being pulled up by invisible strings? I mean, it's only possible to relax when everything is limp - even while typing at high speeds. It can be done - I'm doing it right now.

I spent over 15 years touch typing with my wrists planted on a wrist rest (or a desk when there wasn't a wrist rest available - such as at school), and so I know that if I can change over to this "proper" technique, then anyone can. I knew better, but I never tried hovering my wrists because I was scared that I would get fatigued, tense, and also that I'd feel feminine. But I was totally wrong.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I thought it was called Touch Typing because the typing technique is gentle, and so each key is almost touched instead of pressed (because most people tend to hit their keys).

So how about hovering your wrists while typing, especially at faster speeds? I know how fast you are, and so this should help to remove the stress and allow you to feel even more relaxed. It allows for a very gentle touch even at high speeds.
Wiki claims GonX is right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch_typing

That said, I agree with your typing technique with the wrists high, although I kind of fail at at the moment since my keyboard is a bit too high for me to really raise my wrists much without it just being really really awkard. That said I don't actually sit my wrists on anything while typing. About the only time I used the wristrest currently is when I am playing games that don't require constant key presses.
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I was on the gonX definition of touch typing myself.

Apparently so is Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch_typing


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
Wiki claims GonX is right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch_typing

That said, I agree with your typing technique with the wrists high, although I kind of fail at at the moment since my keyboard is a bit too high for me to really raise my wrists much without it just being really really awkard. That said I don't actually sit my wrists on anything while typing. About the only time I used the wristrest currently is when I am playing games that don't require constant key presses.
Well, it's not my technique. Instead, it's the standard proper way to touch type that I fought against for over 15 years until I got the Tactile Click back on March 9th (I basically stumbled upon this wrist hovering thing while trying very hard to become really good at not bottoming out).

The reason why it's the proper technique is because of the mechanics of our hands and wrists. I mean, all of us have hands and wrists that basically work the same way.
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My right hand always hovers slightly above the desk, because it's the hand that moves the most. My left hand barely moves. I should record it once I get the camera application on my phone fixed. I'm having some problems with it ATM, since it locks up after a few seconds of recording
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Quote:
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My right hand always hovers slightly above the desk, because it's the hand that moves the most. My left hand barely moves. I should record it once I get the camera application on my phone fixed. I'm having some problems with it ATM, since it locks up after a few seconds of recording
I bet your speed would improve even further if you hovered them (after experimenting with different heights, but the same height for both hands) along with making sure both palms are facing down. The reason why I am mentioning keeping the palms down is because my left hand has a bad habit of facing its palm to the right a little bit, and it hurts my accuracy.
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It feels weird to me. I don't use my left hands thumb for anything but the space bar, so hovering my left hand requires me to use my left hand thumb for more than just that.
So, for now, it's a question about breaking the habit. I'm happy with my typing at the moment, so it's not exactly something I have of high priority.
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K, well whatever turns your crank.
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