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this was typed on Colemack, I am hilariously slow so far, but I suppose that is to be expected. One of the best possible things to do at the moment would be to type as much as possible like I am doing now.
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Quote:
large advice from Waltibaba
I will undoubtedly take these things into account.

I am actually a lefty, therefore I always used the shortcuts with my left hand.
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Interesting, never heard of colemack before, since the common shortcuts are on the same key it tempts me to have another go with a different layout. Im still not convinced if its any faster but there no harm in having a go when I've got nothing else to do sometime!
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Interesting, never heard of colemack before, since the common shortcuts are on the same key it tempts me to have another go with a different layout. Im still not convinced if its any faster but there no harm in having a go when I've got nothing else to do sometime!
It would certainly be nice if you tried it as well, I will report the results of my switch to this thread if it is still alive.
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I used Colemak. B4 colemak i could never type with all 10 fingers however after using this tutorial for about 2 weeks I memorized the keys.
http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/tut...ang=EN_colemak
After that its just practice and getting used to typing on it. My best suggestion is to learn colemak fully fledged meaning just change the layout then stick with it without switching back and forth. Colemak is way more convenient, I recently when on my friend comp(qwerty ofc) and was trying to type and you could cut the inefficiencywith a knife. for example the word "to" in colemak its on ur right index and left pinky both homerow while qwerty its on top row.
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I'd try different layouts but the only problem is that I work in an IT department, so I use and service lots of computers. They've all got QWERTY, so I got to stick with it for now. Maybe when I retire I'll go Colemak.
    
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I have touch typed in Qwerty for 15 years with the speed of 60wpm, and I have switched to Colemak for 60 days by now.

My current speed is 58wpm today, and I expect to get to the 70wpm in 6 months time. My wrists are much more calmer and relaxed.

For natural typing experience I suppose a year's time before you can type fluently without any thinking or full concentration. During that time your brain will learn many specific combinations of typing style for the Colemak layout (just like what I have experienced in learning to touchtype in Qwerty long time ago)

For anyone who don't know what Colemak is, here is Colemak keyboard arrangement.

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After two months, I could type with colemak without thinking about it.
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post #19 of 30
I want to switch, but I don't feel like moving the keys around on my Deck.

Perhaps it would be better to ignore the actual keys on the board anyways since it hinders the learning process (so you type without staring at the darn keyboard).
    
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http://colemak.com/Windows

im currently testing the portable version as we speak. seems like the best way to learn, except that it will randomly decide to stop working. (blue text is when it stopped on me. came back after that...)
    
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