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post #21 of 33
This is probably the more not quite so useful, but if you have a desk with a sliding tray for the keyboard, simply readjust how to sit at your desk and not slide the tray out. Blank keyboard would be a good choice along with Mavis Beacon.

A week or two like that and you'll know keys you often use by heart (Numbers, A-Z, function keys). I still have to hunt out pgdown, home, insert, and things like that, but they're in a 2 columns 3 rows arrangement instead of the typical 3 columns 2 rows arrangement.
post #22 of 33
I know some people have had success with typing tutor type software but it never worked for me. I got a summer job in highschool and it required typing. I taught myself to touch type because it was too slow otherwise. I knew a little bit about home row and such prior, but I was still a hunt and pecker. When that summer was over I was a touch typist, although I was slow.

Now I can type pretty fast and never look at my keyboard even for numbers and special characters. Put yourself somewhere where you have to type a lot.
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I remember my school teaching us how to touch type in kindergarten. It's ... interesting for a 6 year old to try to type on a Model M haha.
    
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post #25 of 33
Lol I don't really remember trying to learn to touch type, the speed I write at is about the speed that I process thought so I don't care really.
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Originally Posted by ripster View Post
The first lesson of typing is watch out for Dvorak Zealots. They are kinda like the Tom Cruises of Keyboard Forums.
Twas only a suggestion. I find the layout to make more sense than QWERTY, but my opinion is not everyone else's opinion.

I'll recommend Dvorak to other people, but that doesn't mean I'm a zealot, does it?
post #27 of 33
just type and eventually you become used to it. but yeah. old school mavis beacon
     
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post #28 of 33
I never actually use homerow at all. I've learned to touch type based on where the WASD keys are, lol.
post #29 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by i_hax View Post
...attribute 100% of that to video games.

Basically - find something that makes you type that isn't boring you to death. I'm not sure if you're a gamer, but there has to be a method for everyone good luck.
I find video games do help immensely. They helped me actually get faster in some respects. I do around 85wpm.

I did mavis beacon through elementary schools and some other program in High school. Things didn't start hammering in until I actually needed to only look other things while typing, like a report off to the side in high school.

Learning your home row keys is the major part. Use fingers that are relatively close to the key, no weird cross overs where you are forced to chicken peck. Your style doesn't have to be exactly like a book, but it will help you avoid mistakes from using the wrong finger on a key.
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post #30 of 33
I don't use homerow but average about 90-100 WPM on typeracer.
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