Do you have to look at your keyboard while you're typing?

@CRSunrise (2964)
United States
August 1, 2009 7:54pm CST
I sometimes have to look at the keys while I'm typing. However, most of the time I don't have to. It just seems like I know where the keys are. I guess after 13-14 years of practice, something like that will happen. I just have occasional slip-ups.
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@OConnell87 (1046)
2 Aug 09
i have to look at the first letter of the word i am going to type but from then on if the words are easy enough i.e. the letters are near each other then but if not i need to look down
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@Elaine77 (315)
• China
4 Aug 09
Oh, sometimes I do the same thing, I always look down for the numbers to make sure it's correct when I was typing a password.
@jhnqsq (51)
• United States
2 Aug 09
For letters A-Z, no. Those are down to an art. For passwords, I don't really even think, it's more of an impulse. As for numbers, non relation to my password, yes. Numbers have been a challenge for me all along. I have all of the commands down as well (Ex: Ctrl C = Copy). I never use any of the F1-F12 keys. Does anyone ever use any of them?
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I use F5 to refresh the screen when I'm using explorer. F11 will make Explorer go to Full Screen. I think F4 will pop open your URL bar. F1 will open up information when you're in Word. I'm not sure on the rest.
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@gilc613 (11)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I have to look all the time. I have been working on the cumputer for 10 yrs and have never learned to type. I am a hunt and peck type of person. I get by though.
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• Hungary
2 Aug 09
Well I have computer for at least 10 years, but I'm still look at the keyboard when I'm typing. I'm typing very fast, but I can't do it without looking it. I should learn it. Thanks for idea :)
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@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
There are times that I have to look at the keyboard when I am typing. But just like you, most of the time I do not look at the keyboard anymore. The thing is, I have typing class when I was in high school. I also had several units of typing class during my college days upon taking up my accountancy course. I guess I am very much used to typing and is quite familiar with the home keys already. That is why, I can easily type without looking at the keyboard.
• United States
2 Aug 09
I dont have to look at the keyboard at all, i have had a lot of practice within recent years so the keyboard is mapped in my head, literally.
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@Preciousgem (1190)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
Sometime i am not looking, but mostly i look up on letters, to maintain the correct letters and words on it.
• United States
2 Aug 09
Most times, and I also glance at the screen before I HIT the submit button.
• United States
2 Aug 09
Even after 30+ year's I still have to look.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
2 Aug 09
Yes, me too. Usually once see to type a word.
@Zaphan (710)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
sometime you can help to look down..but practice makes it perfect!
@EliteUser (3968)
• Australia
10 Sep 09
Hey, No I don't look at the keyboard when I am typing. The room could be all black and I would still be able to type good. You just need to learn how to touch-type, after a few months you will be all good. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
Sometimes I look on the keyboard sometimes not. When I am typing something very important like communication and need to be done right away, I don't want to look on the keyboard and just keep on typing, there are some mistakes but very few. I think when we are working on the computer for so long we got to memorize the keyboard in the long run.
@rosekiss (30256)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Aug 09
When it comes to the letters I don't but the numbers, yes I do. I sometimes put my fingers on the wrong keys so my words end up looking like no words at all, just a jumbled up mess. I am really enjoying typing in here as it is someting I have always wanted to do. I just need to make sure I have my fingers on the right keys before I start. Have a great day, and happy mylotting.
• Singapore
2 Aug 09
sometimes
@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
2 Aug 09
yes, after some years playing with the keyboard makes you familiar with the layout and could typing without seeing. But, sometime I do look at the keyboard when making mistake or just to make sure it is the right key to push. But, mostly I doesn't need to look at my keyboard. BR.b
@jenskye03 (354)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
When I'm just typing for letters I don't look at the keyboard but when I have to type for numbers I look at it coz I still don't memorize it.
@abenitez (501)
• United States
2 Aug 09
Yeah I do have to look at the keyboard. I am not very good at typing without looking at the keyboard.
@iwinagain (546)
2 Aug 09
Sometimes I need to look at the number keys and other keys that are not letters because I don't use those keys often. Sometimes I type in the dark so I need to look at the keys.
@hulaboy (319)
• Micronesia
2 Aug 09
I sometimes have to look at the keyboard for the either hard to reach keys or keys i rarely use when i type. But i try not to look at the keyboard most of the time. I'm getting much better at not looking at it now.
• Singapore
2 Aug 09
I do not have to look at the keyboard while I am typing. Guess it is the result for typing every day for hours. Lol
• India
2 Aug 09
I have to look at the keyboard while typing most of the time.But just a quick look at keyboard and then I somehow know where the letters are.