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Hi.

Sup.


Space bars finally passed the amount of A keys I had. Now I got 104k space bars and 91k of A keys.
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Haha, nice! Gaming and drafting make my spacebar have a pretty good lead over all the other keys.
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I'm trying to learn the proper 10 finger method instead of my current 7 finger method.

Getting 43 WPM average in typeracer, where I got 87 average with my 7 finger method. I hope this is for the better, though
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I'm trying to learn the proper 10 finger method instead of my current 7 finger method.

Getting 43 WPM average in typeracer, where I got 87 average with my 7 finger method. I hope this is for the better, though
It'd be worth it. I used to do 60 WPM with five fingers. When I went to 10 fingers, started off at 20 WPM.

Within a month though that got to 65 WPM, and another month made it 100WPM.

I now type comfortably at 100-110 WPM and can touch type like nobody's business.

So yea, it's a pain now but definitely worth it down the road

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Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 5/13/11 at 10:38am
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It'd be worth it. I used to do 60 WPM with five fingers. When I went to 10 fingers, started off at 20 WPM.

Within a month though that got to 65 WPM, and another month made it 100WPM.

I now type comfortably at 100-110 WPM and can touch type like nobody's business.

So yea, it's a pain now but definitely worth it down the road

EDIT:
My only weakness is my poor finger positioning while typing, since no finger has a default key / vice versa. However, I'm fully able to type without looking. I don't remember the last time I typed and looked.


But a month?! D: I want to get back where I was quick, and want to get it to feel natural.
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My only weakness is my poor finger positioning while typing, since no finger has a default key / vice versa. However, I'm fully able to type without looking. I don't remember the last time I typed and looked.


But a month?! D: I want to get back where I was quick, and want to get it to feel natural.
It was actually a mandatory class at my school. Dreadfully boring, but a month of doing "aqazzq wswxwws edced" drills daily helps a lot. Even after a week I noticed I was gaining "finger memory" as I'd like to call it. It was slow, but at least I could look at the keyboard less when I typed.

As for me, I type the way I was taught: Fingers on the home row, and only move off the home row when it needs to type. I also don't really "lift" my fingers up when I type, but rather drag them over when I need to, which I think helps make typing faster by lowering finger travel time.
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It was actually a mandatory class at my school. Dreadfully boring, but a month of doing "aqazzq wswxwws edced" drills daily helps a lot. Even after a week I noticed I was gaining "finger memory" as I'd like to call it. It was slow, but at least I could look at the keyboard less when I typed.

As for me, I type the way I was taught: Fingers on the home row, and only move off the home row when it needs to type. I also don't really "lift" my fingers up when I type, but rather drag them over when I need to, which I think helps make typing faster by lowering finger travel time.
I had to take a keyboarding class in high school as well, and I'm glad I did.
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I know where the keys are. With the 10 finger method, I still don't need to look at the keyboard, and I still don't get confused on the position of the keys. I just have to constantly repress the strong urge to let my typing instincts do their job and return back to the 7 finger method. I have to put constant mental effort in to keeping the 10 finger method as my active one. If I don't, I accidentally go back to 7. That also happened at the start of this post.

EDIT: I never had any typing classes because kids our age already knew the basic stuff so when we were 9, we were taught basic image editing, making power point presentations that work, and so. When we had our second row of unvoluntary classes at age 14, we learnt about internet security, and thus no typing classes at all.
Edited by De-Zant - 5/13/11 at 10:54am
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I type like a beast in the 110WPM category with 98% accuracy.

Still though, I've been known to one hand it from time to time. It's so slow in comparison, even though I can keep up around 50-60WMP with just one hand.
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What's this 5, 7, 10 finger malarky you guys are talking about?
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