Typing With Long Fingernails

@klaudine (3653)
Indonesia
August 20, 2009 6:54pm CST
Lately, I tried to grew up the fingernails, because my partner saw it nice somehow. I don't mind with long fingernails as long as I can keep them clean. I used the manicure set I have bought not so long time ago and also nail buffer to make them clean and shiny and it was actually fun to grow fingernails and make them pretty using nail polish. But then, the problem came when I wanted to post. I was very active in paid to post programs in the internet, I needed my fingers to type and to post replies so that I can earn some money, and somehow these pretty fingernails are disturbing and slower me down. Have anyone here felt the same about their fingernails? Can you type fast with long fingernails? or you just cut them off so you would be able to type even faster?
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• Greece
22 Oct 15
I am a touch typist and I type at speed, long nails are a nuisance in my situation. They get in the way. As I enjoy gardening my nails suffer so they are very rarely long enough to qualify for that description, but on the odd occasion when they survive long enough to be painted and admired I disregard the inconvenience on the keyboard until the next episode in the garden which solves the problem for me.
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@kelly10 (678)
21 Aug 09
I actually type better with long fingernails, and my nails are long. As I have had long nails for a very long time now, I would say about 18 years I am used to them and I actually find it harder when they have broken and are short. The skin that is hidden behind the nail when exposed can get quite red and sore. Another thing I can't do at this time is pick up a piece of paper that is laying flat on a surface because I actually use my nails. I can remember when I was learning to type my teacher kept on at my to cut my nails. I relented and I couldn't type so she told me that I had to grown them back. She was so shocked at first as she wouldn't believe me when I told her I wouldn't be able to type and she even put me in detention.
@klaudine (3653)
• Indonesia
21 Aug 09
LOL, Kelly10, that's new for me that someone said that she could type even better with long fingernails. How long you would need to adapt from the short fingernails to long fingernails? And you got detention because of your ability to type using long fingernails? Now, that's hilarious kelly10. Thanks for sharing
@kelly10 (678)
21 Aug 09
I don't know how long it would take me to be able to get used to typing with short nails, but to be honest I'd rather not try as I like having long nails. I think that my hands finger look horrible when my nails are short and I find them easier to paint with nail varnish when they are longer too.
@tonyllenium (6267)
• Italy
20 Aug 09
i guess it would be difficult to type so fast with long fingernails on the keyboards!!Anyway i think if you have the habit to have your fingernails like that you will practice and so you will type fast even if i guess you can feel uncomfortable like that...
@klaudine (3653)
• Indonesia
21 Aug 09
Yes, maybe the adaption is needed and practicing is a really good idea. Maybe one day I would be able to type as fast as I used to be when I had the short fingernails. But hey, the fingernails are pretty, maybe that would motivate me enough to practice typing with long fingernails.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
20 Aug 09
It took me a week or two, as I had never had long fingernails before... but what I ended up doing was sliding my fingertips more to the edge of the keys so that the nails would actually fall in between the keys themselves, thus still making it easier to type :)
@klaudine (3653)
• Indonesia
21 Aug 09
It is interesting. I have never thought of something like that. I think I only need to adapt with my new fingernails though I believe I wouldn't be able to type as fast as before since I made may typos wearing long fingernails. Have you made lots of typos because your fingernails accidentally stroke on other keys when you were typing?