i never learned how to type properly

i never learned how to type properly

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    at least you have youtube shorts to watch

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Touch typing is kind of a meme. I learned it a few months ago, but it doesn't make the harder tasks (typing symbols and punctuation) any easier, frankly, and the pinky has way too much work to do. Get a split keeebored if it matters to you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Then do.

      You didn't fully learn how to touch type then.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The point of touch typing is to save time and improve focus. If it feels hard, then you haven't mastered it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's designed for secretaries who just need to type english words fast on a typewriter as they are dictated to them. If you use a lot of symbols, arrows and other keyboard shortcuts then the positioning isn't optimal any more.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, touchtyping is a psyop to give you carpal tunnel aids

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    try vimtutor. vim is focused off home row, and your hands never leaving the keyboard (my impression at least)

    so you'll get better typing skills and learn vim!

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    but you just did?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I learned touch typing on one weekend with kTouch.

    It's amazing to me how people can be using a computer for decades and never bother teaching themselves how to type efficiently, even though it only takes a few hours.
    It's like with the absolute morons who spend 40,000 hours watching TV shows and Hollywood movies and never invested the 20 minutes worth of looking up stuff on Wikipedia to find out that they're all produced by the same 6 or so corporations which are almost all run by israelites.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >on one weekend
      ESL moment

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >ESL moment
        I get it and all that but if we talkin bout foreign language proficiency (SSL in our case)
        >adds "el" before any noun and ends it with an o (el mouso)
        we kinda suck shit harder don't we

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        t. monolingual

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he probably speaks 3 languages, you inferior anglotard

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >muh ESL
        I speak English because it's the only language you know. You speak English because it's the only language you know.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Devastating. Well played.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What would a windoze user use?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After years of touch typing I still make a ton of errors and constantly have to press backspace.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    don't worry, OP. i never learned either. it's okay to be moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You don’t understand how much this made me laugh.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What happened to schools teaching touch typing?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was taught to do it the right way, but I was faster doing it improperly so I never did it outside of class.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i was amazed that there are people who have to learn how to type. i started fricking around with computers at an early age and i just figured it out on my own. just remember the keys and press them how hard is it?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its like learning to ride a bike. You will learn it naturally, unless you are a chronic phone user. No amount of forced typing lessons will help.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a problem where I my right hand would keep leaving home row and would frick up my ability to touch type.

    What I did was I used dvorak for 30mins - 1 hour each day for a few days on a dvorak training website. This strengthened my right pinky and ring finger since 'L' and 'R' get used a lot in text.
    It also gave me a clean slate to learn touch typing habits on.
    Now I've stopped using dvorak entirely and don't have my right hand drifting away from the home row anymore.

    I also have spent hours looking at optimal keyboard layouts and sometimes get the urge to use something that isn't qwerty, but I haven't succumbed to it yet.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like dvorak, but it's not for everyone. I figure there's probably a reverse dvorak if you're left hand dominant, because it mostly focuses on typing with the right and vowels on the left

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    switch to standard colemak and force yourself to touchtype while you learn it. that's what i did about 9 years ago and i have zero regrets

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    same. my typing resting position keys are wasd or asd with pinky on shift cuz gaming. Only later I find out people are supposed to type that way in the pic.

    I think it's lame though. i still get almost 100 wpm which is just fine for me.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Me neither, I just used computers a lot and picked up my own method of touch typing. Works well enough for me, I never felt the need to unlearn my style and then learn how to do it "properly."

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For us they covered our hands and keyboard with a rage and made us remember this passage to find the keys

    Quick Ask Zoey
    What stops x-rays
    Even dogs can't
    Red fish vanish
    Then grow bigger
    Yaks hide nickels
    Under jacks mattress
    I keep comma's
    Over long periods
    Peanuts

    Can't believe I remember this after 25 years

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well it's too late now kek
    Your brain has hardened and set. You can't substantially increase it any farther so hope you hunt and peck at at least 35 wpm

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I "hunt and peck" with two fingers but I don't understand the meme, it's still pure muscle memory for me and I can do it with my eyes closed.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I never bothered learning to type properly, but I can type at about 100 wpm with 100% accuracy using two fingers.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I call my typing style the claw.
    It utilities mainly the thumb, index and middle finger.
    Ring finger remains largely useless while the pinky is used to hit shift, ctrl, etc.
    And while moronic it's actually quite fast and won't give you RSI cause you're constantly moving your hands around.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Properly is "whatever works".
    If there's one tech that I can't wait to get rid of is a goddamn keyboard tech. It's a stupid vestige of pre-computer hurrdurry typeitty bullshit.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think most of us are speed-peckers. Rather than hunting-pecking we’ve developed muscle-memory on the general placement of keys so we just glance down to orientate ourselves every once in a while. We just lack the correct technique so our speed is nerfed; training in the proper technique means we don’t have to look down at all and minimize hand movement.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i didn't learn how to type at all

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was just about to make a thread about this. I've been working behind a screen for 20 years and I didn't learn how to type properly.

    I don't ever use my pinky, just the other three+thumb. I've grown used to it and can type faster than most people, but I still think it is hindering me down. Some anons mentioned you can learn it in a few hours, it's true, but I find it hard to retain it, old habits die hard. I've been practicing it with Agile Fingers, and I can get sufficiently fast at the end of the session, but then the next day I naturally come back to my usual way.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never learned it, too, but one day last year, after years of making posts here, I realized that I don't need to look at the keyboard to type. I still do it because it's comfortable, but I forced myself to make this post without looking down and barely used Backspace. My method is most likely suboptimal, but it definitely works.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't touchtype properly but I would find it difficult to call what I do anything other than touchtyping. Once I start I know where my fingers are; no different than reckoning yourself from the homerow. My 'posture' is also quite terrible, but it's fast enough. Oh I also use caps lock for capital letters lmao. Don't hand a computer to a preschooler without proper typing education, their typing form will be gimped for life.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I took a few classes on it in high school. They would put like a rubber cover over the keyboard and have us type out shit. I barely even remembered that class, but I think it may have helped. I can get up to 61 words per minute, which isn't actually that impressive but it's above the average. I feel like I learned more by just being a IQfy tard online and posting, but idk.

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