How many Types looking at keyboard and how many didnt?

India
May 18, 2009 2:15pm CST
I will type the letters by looking at the keyboard as i dint know typing.But i can type fastly.Do you type the letters without looking at keyboard? Or you kneo the typing?I guess many of us knows typing? So what is the best option and opinion learning typing or not? Let me know your opinion...
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• United States
18 May 09
I can type without looking at the keyboard. I was taught this in middle school and since then I've had practice thanks to papers and such. Ultimately whatever works to type quickly is fine even if you need to look at the keyboard. And hey, if you don't need to type quickly in whatever you're doing then it's not an issue. But I think most jobs require enough typing that typing quickly would help out quite a bit. I don't know the best way to learn it though - for me I was taught by having the keyboard covered up and from there having to remember which finger went with which keys and whatnot.
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• India
18 May 09
exactly dear that i can agree but when someone is telling and we have to type fastly as he told to us and i think it will be aproblem because we have to listen to his words we have to see where are the words and we have to type them.That doesnt matter becauese as we wont face such situation frequently but i am okay with my left finger typing A,S,D,F,W,E,R,T,C,V,J,K,LY,U,I,G,H but i am able to type with my right hand little finger for the letter P.And i am wrried when i will use that finger to type that letter.....and please just let me know any practice papers fo becoming a good typist...thanks in advance...
• India
18 May 09
sorry i cant and i am unable to use my little finger to type letter P dear.Sorry for the mistake.....
@subha12 (18463)
• India
22 May 09
I look at keyboard. It may be I can type without looking at keyboard. but I am not confident enough to do so.
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• India
25 May 09
Me too dear i will looks at the keyboard and i cannot type without looking at it dear.So i am thinking to take a course on typing so that i can over come that problem dear.
@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
22 May 09
Hi there sweety. I think that i am a pretty fast typist myself and i can write entire sentences without looking at the keyboard, but my speed also depends on my interest of what i am trying to type, as some things are more interesting then others. P.S.: As i answered a good number of your topics i would like to ask you do the same for me as we will both benefit from it ^_^.
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• India
25 May 09
sure dear and i love to do that actually and i will.No problem and i only don't want to get benefit but also my friends too dear.I would like to do all my best to give maximum replies to all my friends dear.And i am not such a good typist and i cannot type without looking at the keyboard dear.But i will one day...
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
20 May 09
I am half educated in typing. I used to attend typing classes then I stopped it to concentrate on my studies. So I can type few letters without looking at the keyboard. At other times I have to look at the keyboard while typing. At school when I first came across the keyboard I had to search for each and every letter. Sometimes I had to search long to find a letter. Sometimes I used to wonder if the keyboard was defective and did not have the letter on it.
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• India
20 May 09
At the very first i also struggled like you dear and once i am used to type daily some stuff i became to know the keys where they actually but i cannot become typist and i have take a course on that so that i can become a good typist i mean typing not looking into the keyboard dear.Just keep on typing some stuff and just practice so that you can also come to know where the exact letters are and our fingers will move without knowing to you to there okay!!!
• India
20 May 09
i can type for the some the keys without looking but some keys i have to see while i was typing, many of them learn typing when they r in schooling, for them its easy to type any thing without seeing, and those who neglected in schooling, they might not get time in their further studies to learn typing, this is my view on typing..... any one can respond on this regarding!
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• India
20 May 09
Oh thats a good comment actually and i am too not a good typist but i am trying to be without taking a course but i understood it should be mandatory for to become a good typist without looking at the keyboard and typing.Thanks for your comment and have a happy mylotting lol and have a nice day ahead!!!!
@daliaj (5689)
• India
20 May 09
I don't type looking at the keyboard and I have a very good typing speed of 55 to 60 words per minute. Many of my friends type looking at the keyboard , but the y type very fast. One of my former colleages types very fast by using only two fingers.
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• India
20 May 09
Its good but typing as your friend is also fine but if the keys are erased and i think that would be a problem to him and the people who used to type looking at the keyboard right!I am also typing just like your friend but not only with two fingers but almost all fingers still i don't know typing dear.Do you know any sites hat gives free training on typing? Let me now if any....
@cobra1368 (704)
• United States
19 May 09
This one is funny, because I have typed without looking for years now, and all of the letters have since rubbed off of my home computer and the one I use at work! It drives my husband nuts when he has to use my computer, because he has to look and type one finger at a time, and he doesn't know what letters are where on my keyboard! I just tell him he should have taken a typing class. It has been the single most valuable tool to me of all of the basic classes I took through all my years of schooling. I can type 55-60 words a minute or more, and I don't have to look at the keyboard! It only took me a couple of minutes to write this. Time management, my friend, time management.
• India
20 May 09
Absolutely dear and i completely agree with you dear!I will also planning to take a course on it because it is taking at least 5 minutes to type a reply and as you said i am wasting lot of time just giving a sing;e reply and i think you can reply 3 comments in 5 minutes right!Thats great!Keep go on dear....
• United States
19 May 09
I dont type looking at the keyboard but as they taught us in school the "home row keys" but i dont never use them i just know the keyboard really well so that i dont have to look at the keys when i type i just know what and where the keys are. So i guess you could say i know my typing i can type really fast if i want to or really slow when i want to. i guess it just depends on the person and if they know there own keyboard or not because not all keyboards are the same. SOme of them are bigger than others and have more keys to mess with than others. Just all depends really.
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• India
20 May 09
You are right some company gives more keys as you said and some didn't right!Ans some gives keys somewhere as they likes dear.Anyways i have to take a course and have to become a good typist dear!I don't have any such courses in my school level and i am gonna take nearby my room here in my city dear...
@rymebristol (1789)
• Philippines
19 May 09
i type pretty fast when i looked at the keyboard but i can also type quite fast even without looking at the keyboard. i am still practicing speed typing without looking in the keyboard cause its part of being a medical transcriptonist. before i can only type 25 words and that is looking in the keyboard, now i can typr 25 words even without looking in the keyboard.
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• India
20 May 09
So you are an MT (Medical Transcriptionist) Great!!!So guess you might have good typing skills as your job is to type the words what your Doc says right! I know your work but i don't any experience.Anyways thanks for your suggestioned reply and have a happy mylotting dear!!!
@smileonstar (4014)
• United States
19 May 09
I know how to type but I didn't take any course. I just watched other people type and learn about it. It is fast enough to take a Data Entry Job. :) I can type without looking at the keyboard, or copy word from the book by just look at the book and type. 1% or 2% I might type wrong. You need to learn in order to type fast and professional. well, i wish you good luck
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• India
20 May 09
Thank you very much dear.I have to become a good typist and i will soon and let me know any online data entry job if you know any so that i can earn money as well and i can increase the seed of my typing and also i can learn typing by not looking at the keyboard.Thanks in advance...
@harryt123 (327)
• United States
19 May 09
I have to admit that before I would have to look at the keyboard eventhough I would type fast but since I have taken a handful of typing classes and also had to get a keyboarding certification for a job that I was applying for I became very proficient in typing and no longer even look down at the keyboard to see where any of the keys are. There are many sites and software programs that will teach a person how to type. Let me know if you need help in finding one of them or if this is of any interest to you and I will gladly help. =)
• India
20 May 09
Oh really that there are any sites that can help me to make me not to see the keyboard and type?Please let me know some of them you know and help me really to ge know soon hoe to type without looking at the keyboard dear!! Waiting your reply about the information that helps me...Have a nice day and take care...
• India
19 May 09
hmm..wen i was in 12th..i used to switch off my room's light and surf internet while my other family members thinks dat i am sleeping..so i used to chat slowly but i can see the keyborad coz dere is not enuf light.. so i used to move on without seeing typing..it was slow in earliar but day by day i practised and got more perfection..n i am currently responding to u widhout looking at keyboard.. u can also try wat i did gudluck
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• India
20 May 09
Exactly dear i am very much eager to type without seeing the keyboard but i can't at this situation and i will one day and i think its nearer.And thanks for your suggestion and i will try that making more typing regularly and daily dear.Happy mylotting and have a great day ahead!!!
• Philippines
19 May 09
when i started working at the office a few years ago, i always had a fast looked on the key board. that's for almost three years, and some times even today. but for the past few months since i joined mylot and continue typing, there are moments that i really didn't think of looking of the keyboard.it's nice because it helps a lot in my work and some of my co-workers are amazed.
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• India
20 May 09
Hmmmm thats pretty good and keep using mylot and you can become good typist as such and you can type fast and you can reply to the topics as fast as you can right!And i will also want that position and i will dear soon.Happy mylotting dear....
• Philippines
19 May 09
I am used to typing. I can type even without looking at the keyboard although there are times that I still have to look to make sure that I am hitting the right keys.
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• India
20 May 09
Okay dear and i am also seeing the keyboard but not sometimes but all times hahha...Don't worry dear soon i will also type without seeing as i am gonna take a course oin typing.anyways thanks for your reply and i want to keep replying on my topics funnyly and i love seeing your comments and suggestions and advises either positively or negatively.Happy day ahead...
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
19 May 09
I write so I do a lot of typing but I definitely need to look at the keyboard! I am getting faster but my accuracy leaves a lot to be desired! When I was at school we were taught how to type on the old manual typewriters, I bet you have probably not even seen one before because you are a young thing. Love writing but typing is not my strongest point!
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• India
20 May 09
Thanks a lot for your reply dear and i love your reply and i am seeing while typing at the keyboard and i want to type without seeing and i will by taking a course on typing for a month or so.Happy mylotting dear!
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
19 May 09
I don't really look at the keyboard anymore when I type. There's nothing worse than staring at the keyboard or a book while typing and realizing that your page is all messed up or something is wrong and you didn't realize it until it was really bad. They always tell you it's faster to type if you look at the screen, once you get used to it, that is the truth. I also find you make less typos since you see them right away.
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• India
20 May 09
Yes dear i am looking at the keyboard while i types anything and i want to over come that and i am gonna taking the typing course and soon i will also make use of typing like you dear.Thanks for you r valuable suggestion and i always welcomes your advises at anytime on any topic wither positively or negatively but i like the frankness more dear.Just reply me frankly even it is wrong to me.Have a happy day!!!
@lupin0302 (137)
• Philippines
19 May 09
i think it is better if you learn how to type, it is much easier and fun, sometimes when the keyboard is very old the letter in it is somewhat faded or even erase if you dont know how to type how can you find the letter. learning how to type is like learning how to play a guitar. at first you find it difficult but when you finally learn it you will find it very entertaining yet very useful.
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• India
20 May 09
Oh my God you so you are a guitar player i mean!I also learnt guitar for a month in my graduation and i stopped for some reasons and if you have any notes on that please forward it to me i am waiting for that eagerly.Coming to typing i am going to take typing course soon and as you said if the keyboard keys faded away and at that situation typing will really helps a lot dear.Please consider my guitar request and try to forward to me.If you have just reply to sweetychandu@gmail.com its my gmail id and awaiting the mail from you dear.Thanks in advance dear.Have a progressive day ahead!!!!
@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
19 May 09
I dont look at the keyboard while I type. I took typing courses in High School so I wouldnt have to look at the keyboard. I can type pretty fast for the most part. I dont type as fast as some people but I do type at a good speed.
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• India
20 May 09
Wow thats good actually and i should do that too taking typing course in school level.Now i have to see at the keyboard and had to type dear.Soon i am planning to take the course and i will also start typing by not looking at the keyboard and i think i am not late to take that course right?Anyways thanks for replying dear,have a great day ahead!
@chookie1971 (2278)
• Australia
19 May 09
When I first learned how to type, it was on a typewriter. Typing on that was harder. My speed was slow. But since going over to a keyboard, I am faster. My accuracy holds me back. When I have done a type program, my accuracy is around 90 to 95%. I can type around 35 to 40 words per minute. If I slow down, my accuracy goes up. So my typing is ok, but not good enough to get a typist job.
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• India
20 May 09
Okay thats fine and i too have to take the typing course dear.I know learning typing on the type writer will be hard actually.But if we practiced well nothing will be hard and everything will gonna be okay.I will also become one day a good type writer.But can't be the best like you.Have a happy mylotting and have a great day dear....
@Ahmone19 (28)
• United States
18 May 09
I can type without looking for the most part. I know where all of the letters and numbers are, but otherwise I usually hit the wrong key. It's not as hard as I made it out to be either, after looking at the keys for so long I got a basic feel for where each key was and memorized from there.
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• India
18 May 09
I can also dear but only sometimes and mostly i look into the keyboard and types.I want to learn typing to reduce theis problem and it will helps in the life right!Its worth learning typing everybody of any field they are ibnto right!