How did you learn typing on your computer keyboard?

@mymytri (2032)
India
July 6, 2007 5:18am CST
1.using typing tutors 2.practising on a type writer 3.without any help by yourself 4.any other Actually when i was in 12th i had been introduced to MS-Dos.At that time i was learning type-writing course in vacations.So typing on computer keyboard and finding keys on it was not difficult for me...It almost resembles type writing keyboard but we find additional keys on PC..i learnt easily...but coming to windows i learnt it 3 years back...big gap!!! ... Have you confused or find difficult to search keys on your PC keyboard? Do share your experience....
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@navtech (1776)
• India
6 Jul 07
Dear Mymytri, I took secretarial course during my school days. Therefore I had the opportunity of learing typewriting from the age of 14. I started my career as stenographer. I, therefore, did not find any difficulty in typing in computer at the rate of 60 words per minute. Even the numbers I type blindly.
@mymytri (2032)
• India
6 Jul 07
hi navetech..Typing 60 words is really great.I think typewriting experience helps you a lot.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
6 Jul 07
I learn to type on a typewriter before I have a chance to type on a computer. So when I finally have a computer, I have no problem with the keyboard. I have also experimented with many types of keyboard. The basic 26 alphabets are fine, but numbers and special characters, lol. I had fun, expecially when I used the notebook.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
6 Jul 07
hi whyaskq.me too.it was very easy for me to type on computer.we no need to press keys hard on computer.In the begining i was pressing computer keys hard like on typewriter ..If i press one key i was getting more letters like hhhhhhhhhhh......HA!HA!so funny
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@majkel (37)
• Poland
6 Jul 07
Answer: 3. I've had some problems with typing but it was a long time ago... I've never paid much attention to typing, never been on courses etc. It just happens that one day you no longer need to look on keybord to write and so one. I often chat with friends on IRC or so... so this might be the reason. I guess typing skills just come with time, as you use the computer.
@mymytri (2032)
• India
6 Jul 07
hi majkel..nice.Now i see so many people learning typing by themselves.But when i was small computer are new and all of my friends were learning typewriting first..
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@abroji (3247)
• India
6 Jul 07
I learned typing back in 1967. I even passed an examination of typing conducted by the technical examination board in our state. But after that I did not type much for many years, that is till I joined for some computer course during 1987. However I had that previous experience of typing in a typewriter, so I dod not find any difficulty in typing in a computer. Thank you.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
6 Jul 07
oh abroji.Thats great.I have passed lower in type in type writing in our state.so previous experience of typing helps you a lot.thanks
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@abroji (3247)
• India
6 Jul 07
Yes ofcourse, it helped much while I tried to type in a computer keyboard. Thank you for the comment.
@katkat3 (426)
6 Jul 07
I did a business admin (secretarial) course 10 years ago, and we had to learn touch typing! We had to do loads of tests it was good! I never went into admin in the end so my typing isn't that quick and I do look where the letters are when typing, being here on mylot has helped me to pick up speed again!
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi katkat.touch typing..ok.
@blunt3d (26)
6 Jul 07
At school they taught us word processing. I picked it up pretty quickly and was the fastest typer in the wild west, I mean our class. With this knowledge and learning various short cut keys you can truly optimize your computer usability and efficiently.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi blunt3d.I do use short cut keys when i wanna finish my work fast on my computer.Nice to hear that your are the fastest typer in your class :)
@orbeltadz (506)
• Baguio, Philippines
6 Jul 07
Typing tutorials helps improved my skills in typing. It was the Master Typing software. We used to have a contest between my brothers who ends first and type the words with no errors. Glad, I bested them all.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi orbeltadz.Happy to heat that you are the best of your brothers.We too had competitions like that in our typing schools.That helped me improve my speed in typing.
• Baguio, Philippines
7 Jul 07
It was my brother who bet me to compete him. But I just smile when I finish first with less errors. No prize involved tho.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I had classes in school, starting with middle school, to learn typing basics. I have gotten much faster and skilled over the years by mainly teaching myself though.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
oh flight.It is very great to hear that.One should have interest to leatn typing much faster.Isnt it??
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Yep! I actually learned to type better on my own than with learning from school.:)
@xParanoiax (6998)
• United States
7 Jul 07
By myself..without help. It didn't take me very long to pick it up either..a few days. *shrugs* Heh, *remembers fondly* that was back when I knew diddly about computers!!
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
ok.so you have learned yourself within short time.nice.:)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I took typing, and some secretarial classes in high school. But I started typing when I was even younger then that. My grandmother had some old records that taught typing and I learned off of those with her old portable typewriter. When I got to high school and we had electric typewriters, it was great. We also had computer classes (back then it was the Apple computer)
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi gypsylady28..interesting.even i have some old records .i got this records in the typing institure from my teacher and we made them xerox .They really helps the beginners.
• Lithuania
7 Jul 07
I learn typing just when i got the PC. I've stared to write everywhere in forums, chats and actually later i had a game which was learning of typing and i still have it now.But now i don't have any problems of typing. When spare a lot of time on writing comments, chating your starting to feel the keyboard and it starts to less difficult and at the end you may not look at the keyboard when you're writing :D
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi InfleXt..hey even i have that type of games.We have to type the letter while seeing the key on the monotor.Some times the letter will blink,sometimes fall from up to down and sometimes thry go up ..it was so nice and i have played them with kids LOL..interesting.yeah practise make us perfect and fast in typing :P
@kingri (46)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I learned typing using the program Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. I was about 30 years old when I started typing. I now type at a speed of about 50 words per minute. I am really happy that I took the time to learn how to type. I have friends that I watch as they try to type an email or something one key at a time. Wow, I am sure happy I an no longer in that situation.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi kingri.Mavis Beacon Teaches Tuping...I have heard about that program but havent przctised on that.50 words per min is very good kingri..I too see my uncle who has learned computer recently try to type with using two fingers searching for letters and typing slowly.Yeah it seems funny in the beginning.
• United States
6 Jul 07
I can type very fast, I thankfully learned years ago in a high school computer class so never paid anything. I remember they would teach us a few letters at a time, I found it so easy. A lot of my friends would cheat and just use two fingers. It was so funny at the time because no one knew that our final exam would be to copy a story - using a keyboard that was missing every letter, number and symbol! So I could constantly hear my friends going "Psst! Where's the question mark?!" LOL. Thanks to that class I learned my keyboard very well. =)
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi melody..Lol very interesting.so melody wrote his final exam well.:)
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Jul 07
I learned how to type in middle school I took a bussiness class and my parents also bought me a typewritter of my own so i had practice from doing both.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
Hi shaun!!Good to heat that you had a typewriter at home.We had to travel for 40 mins by bus to reach our institute when i was larning.But we had a great fun when we go with our friends and had competitions to improve ourselves.
• United States
6 Jul 07
Back in college I took some keyboarding classes. I barely passed, but at least it paid off, and I almost memorized the placement of the keys. I was so close to failing, but I somehow survived. I even had freeware programs that help me practice my keyboarding. But so far the only keys I can memorize are the letters and the basic places of the keys.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi DuoMaxwell.So you caught the basic in typing.If you got the idea about the placement of the keys..you can improve typing fast in future.hope mylot helps you.good luck.
@diannebcrs (1549)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
we learned how to place the fingers during our typing class in school but i always cheated and just looked at the keyboard instead of the screen. then i suddenly got so into chatting when i was in high school so i had to learn to type fast. i went online and i think i learned how to type real quick thru chatting with people everyday.
@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi diannebcrs..haha..even i too used to do that in typing class.in the first month i was confused and looked at the keyboard instead of the paper.It took me somedays to manage.So chating helps you lot to type quickly.thanks
• India
6 Jul 07
Hi Mymytri For me typing in a computer, is compartively a problem, as have not learnt typing at all. Infact i joined typing class and went to typing for two days, and on the third day i had wounded my hand, and it took nearly more than one month to heel. So bye, to typing. I now type by using the fore finger and the little finger on either hands to access all keys, and i somehow manage to do it..
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi saivenkaat.oh.it is really sad that you had wounded .do active in mylot .It really hepls you lot.why dont you try typing tutors.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
6 Jul 07
Hi friend, A little late to answer you! Well! I don't have a very good typing speed. I never joined any classes, once ofcourse I tried typing tutor software,but i couldn't go according to the way they teach to keep particular finger on a particular letter. I type in the manner I feel convinient and my finger go randomly here and there he..he..he.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
7 Jul 07
hi eshaan.It is nice to hear that your learnt bt yourself.I wish mylot helps you to speed up your typing speed.Better late than never.heheh.thanks
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
17 Jul 07
I went to the TypeWriting classes when I was at the leave days of my Tenth grade. I did wanted to do something useful to me at that time, and so learnt type writing then. I believe, that is more useful to me nowadays in my job and also online, like in Mylot etc.
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• United States
12 Jul 07
I think it was 7th or 8th grade when I learned to touch type. Whatever grade they make you learn. Back then we learned to type on a typewriter. Then when I got to high school I took all of the typing and business courses I possibly could. I usually had at least 2 typing classes a semester. Very easy credits, and I'm a great typer now. :o)
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