How do you type?

United States
April 9, 2010 10:12pm CST
Have you mastered your computers keyboard yet? I sure know I have, after typing out so many responses I can type on my keyboard with my eyes closes. I was wondering how many of the people on MyLot are the ones who "Search & Pluck" or should I say the one that don't have there keyboards yet memorized and have to go around looking for each individual key. My guess is that most of us have mastered the keyboard. But don't be afraid if you haven't. It took me a while to memorize every single key on my QWERTY keyboard! :)
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20 responses
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
I can type close eyes, because i've been working for a year as a chat support representative. ^_^
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• United States
10 Apr 10
Congrats on being able to type with your eyes closed. I can imagine that your job has helped you become a very fast typist.
@nonersays (2660)
• United States
10 Apr 10
Unless I'm typing numbers I can type by memory and not having to look at the keyboard. I never did learn the numbers by rote. I type about 78wpm
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• United States
10 Apr 10
Wow, that is a fast typing speed!
• Indonesia
10 Apr 10
i have quite mastered it, as i don't have to look at the keyboard when i'm typing, but i haven't been able to type really quick, last time i only got 35wpm. but i'm glad that i have memorized the keyboard, so i don't waste any time by looking at the screen and the keyboard.
@agv0419 (3030)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
I already memorize the position of the letters but I can't master the numbers and the punctuations. I'm can type without looking at the keyboard but sometimes if I'm typing numbers I need to look at it.
• United States
10 Apr 10
farkirikofar: It's good that you have your keys memorized. And after some practice you will be able to get faster and faster at typing! agv0419: Numbers and punctuations take some extra time as we don't use them as often as we use the main keys. It's good that you can type out the main keys without looking and you have them memorized!
@petersum (4526)
• United States
11 Apr 10
Yes I type without looking. All is fine for mylot discussions until something goes wrong. Just can't make the three fingered alt-ctrl-delete. Or alt-ctrl-Esc - the 'kill' command on linux. I'm getting old, the fingers wont stretch that easily.
• United States
11 Apr 10
Hi petersum, When I type I have to look down on the keyboard only when I do some of the longer hot-keys such as the alt-ctrl-delete and other like that.
• India
11 Apr 10
I didn't go for any formal classes to learn typewriting. My speed grew faster as I used to type word documents often for my mom. Also, I use to mylot often. This have improved my speed. But this is not enough. I have to take some class to get more professional in typing!
• United States
11 Apr 10
Same here, I didn't take any formal class to learn how to type. Just from typing I began to become better and better at it.
@voldrox (7205)
• India
11 Apr 10
As i am typing to you i am not looking at my keyboard. lol .. yeah i can type without looking at the keyboard, but sometimes i get irritated when i make spell errors, i hate it lol, i have to hit the backspace and go correct it.. without seeing ... i can type all the characters without seeing but not the numbers and some other keys... and sometimes my speed seems to fluctuate, i feel i can actually type better not looking at the screen at all..
• United States
11 Apr 10
sometimes making mistakes one after another gets annoying. especially when it seems to be the same exact mistake over and over.
@shiman (5)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I can type with my eyes closed and at about 60 wpm :) I used to just search around for a button until I started to type long papers on the computer. I realized that I was taking hours to type a paper and learned how to type.
• United States
11 Apr 10
Yes, eventually having to search for each and every key on the keyboard can take a while and eventually we all get sick of wasting out time just looking for some keys on the computer.
@anjyell (127)
• India
10 Apr 10
Earlier I have learned some typing therefore it a little bit easier for me to type on a keyboard without looking at it.Quite obvious to master the keyboard in mylot since everyone is engaged in responding or typing which definitely helps to master the computer keyboard. Happy mylotting :)
• United States
10 Apr 10
Happy mylotting to you to! :) MyLot is great and helps all of us!
• Portugal
10 Apr 10
Hi, I'm used to two types of keyboards. I still look at them, cause in my house I use QWERTY and in my laptop I use AZERTY (I bouht in France and it's real strange keyboard, but I got used to it). So, from time to time I have to look at the keys, cause I can be a little confused. Cheers.
• United States
10 Apr 10
Ohh, that's interesting. The only keyboard I am familiar with is my QWERTY one. I would also be confused as you are sometimes if I had two different layouts for keyboards. Thanks for your response! :)
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
10 Apr 10
I've been typing since I was really young. The keyboard is not much different than a typewriter so it was really nothing for me. I don't look when I type and sometimes especially when I'm tired, it really shows. It's all in the way you place your hands on the keyboard and memorizing where all the letters are.
• United States
10 Apr 10
It's great that you were able to practice ever sing you were very young! Memorizing the keyboard keys is a great skill!
@derek_a (10903)
10 Apr 10
I bought a book full of exercises for typing on my computer keyboard and spent just 15 minutes each day practising them without looking at the keyboard, but just allowing my fingers to find the right keys. It was well worth the effort because now I can type without looking at my hand, but looking at the screen where I can see any mistakes I make very quickly, and it means I can type faster too. _Derek
• United States
10 Apr 10
That sounds Interesting. I never heard of a book that has computer keyboard typing exercises. It sounds interesting! It's great to be able to type without looking at the keyboard. And as you said, it allows you to catch your mistakes faster and be able to correct them faster as well!
@zuzaki (27)
10 Apr 10
hmmm.. i think i haven't mastered my computers keyboard even if learned how to type in typewriter (in my 1st year college), fundamentals of computer typing (when i second year college), and having my On the Job training in the office plus in surfing the net. Well i can type 40 words per minute but i'm not a pro in typing a mastering my computers keyboard... :p
• United States
10 Apr 10
Wow, on a type witter, now your on a computer. That must be a jump! :) At-least you were able to get some basic training on the computer keyboard when you were in college!
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
i already master my keyboard when im still 17 and im 30 yrs old now.heheheh i bet in this generation, many childrens knows their keyboard like the back of their hands.lucky for them they know how to use pc becuase of the technology right now
• United States
10 Apr 10
It is good that you have know how to type ever since you were 17 years old. It is a good skill to have and it's great that you mastered it when you were only 17Q :)
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
10 Apr 10
hi bestcomputergeek, i guess my fingers would know better with years of practice without any real formal education in typing. and so do with a lot of myLotters too. but if you ask me what key is where i wouldn't be able to answer you. i normally type with both hands with 8 fingers on the middle keys with both thumbs on the long press key two levels below. but with numbers i tend to use one finger. it's probably a psychological program because a mistake with numbers can be a real expensive one.
• United States
10 Apr 10
hi tomitomi, It's great that you can type on the keyboard.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
10 Apr 10
I can't type with my eyes closed and at the same time I don't need to search for keys either.I am a bit fast in typing but not like professionals who have learned typing.I just type with two or three fingers alone and that is quite easy and simple like that.Thanks to mylot without which I would not have learned to type fast like this.
• United States
10 Apr 10
That's fine! At least you don't have to spend minutes looking for a single key! MyLot is amazing how it has advanced all of our typing skills!
@Jotomy (6084)
• India
10 Apr 10
I am mastered in typing coz i learned it. I can type 60 wpm without a single mistake.
• United States
10 Apr 10
WoW, that is very impressive! Good work!
• India
10 Apr 10
Yes, since the day i started posting I have been improving my typing skills ,starting from search and pluck now i can type the words with good speed and without looking at the keyboard. But still poor with typing the numbers , hope to improve on it soon.
• United States
10 Apr 10
It's cool how MyLot has helped all of us slowly start to type faster and better. It's great to hear that you have gotten better at typing. Also don't feel alone, there are a lot of people who have trouble with the numbers. :)
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
10 Apr 10
I am not master in typing on computer.. because i can't type without seeing keyboard.. but my speed is good.. because i can type 30-40 words per minuet.. so i think i am good is typing.. but not perfect yet.. and now i trying to get perfect in typing..
• United States
10 Apr 10
Well it's good that you continue to try to type faster and faster. After some more practice you will become better and faster at the keyboard!
• United States
12 Apr 10
Hi there! Nice meeting you here in MyLot, my first time to be here. I am still in moderate pace in my keyboard typing skills. Sometimes I watch the screen and let the hands type and sometime I watch the letter I am typing in the keyboard.
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Hello BCG. :) Thanks to my Typing class back in highschool, I have mastered the keyboard. It all started back in highschool and we were using a typewriter then. The keys are almost the same anyway so when I started using a computer, I tried to apply what I learned. I had some few struggles in the beginning though because the spaces between the keys in the typewriter are a lot bigger compared to the keyboard but it didn't affect me much at all. All I can is it's also a matter of practice. I'm glad that I learned this skill as it really helped me during my first entry level jobs after college. For those who are still learning, I found this site that may help. The site will tell you where to place your fingers all the time as the home keys and you'll get some exercise to help you become familiar with every keys. Practice, practice, practice and in time, you'll notice that your fingers seem to be moving and going to the proper keys by themselves! www.webinstituteforteachers.org/~gammakeys/Lesson/Lesson1.htm