Do you use your 10 fingers to type?

typing in keyboard - Key sets for each finger....
@abhaijith (2943)
India
March 5, 2011 11:03am CST
....You know the actual typing way in Keyboard is using all the fingers and every finger has allotted particular key sets.I have seen some people are typing so fast using their 10 fingers and i haven't practiced it yet.I use my right hand more to type.And am comfortable with that but i would like to improve my typing speed.I think practicing with all the fingers can improve the speed. How is your typing speed and way of typing?
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@Bellapop (1281)
5 Mar 11
This is very interesting. I actually do think I use all y fingers to type - not all at the same time or the same amount but I use my fingers to type and usually my thumbs do the space bar! :)
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
13 Sep 12
Hi friend, Sorry for being so late to reply you. I was not an active member of mylot when i started this discussion or my offline schedule was not permitting me to be here. So i couldn't reply to all of you. And its nice to know you are good in typing using all the fingers. And i suggest you to practice typing with all fingers and improve your accuracy and speed. Friend its the right way of pressing space bar,with two thumbs.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Mar 11
I have always been a fast typist. i do use all of my fingers to type. i think it makes me type q little quicker when i do. I just have to watch out for typos. unfortunately, i do not always catch them in time to fix them.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
13 Sep 12
Hi friend, Its really a good to know you use all the fingers to type and i believe it help us to improve our accuracy in typing and also the typing speed.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Yeah, I think I pretty mush using all of my fingers to type. I sometimes type with only one hand when I'm feeding my bay though.
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@abhaijith (2943)
• India
13 Sep 12
Hi friend, First of all i am sorry for the big delay in replying to your valuable post. I was not active here in mylot when i started this discusdion and i had no time to reply to all the responses of my discussion due to my offline schedules. I am so happy to get your response and its really good to know you are typing with your all the 10 fingers. Using all fingers will help to improve typing speed and increase accuracy. ...how you doing friend?
@akp100 (13328)
• India
5 Mar 11
Hi I am typing with all 10 fingers. In past once i had seen how typing class used to teach typing with help of some software. From then i had do lots of practise by my self. And now i can say that i am doing well with it.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
6 Mar 11
Thats very good friend. And i think,it should be developed from those childhood days itself and you know,now it will be difficult to learn.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
6 Mar 11
Yes i guess i am used to of it from starting.. And also i am in programming field.. So i have to type all the programs all the day.. So from it my typing even more improved.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
13 Sep 12
Hi friend, How you doing? So you cantype programs without even looking in to the keyboard. Thats nice. I should have practiced it from the begning itself.
@payout (3722)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Hey anhaijith, Yeah I use all my ten fingers I just don't place them down o hthe keyboard since I am using a iPad and I would press keys and type something funny haha. I do use all or almost all my finger to type .. As I type this I am watching the way I am typing and realize that I don't use my pinky at all hahaha.. weird.. If i do it's pretty rare haha. I guess because it might be rare lol.. I don't know how many words I type in a minute I have to take a test for that I will make sure i will post with.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
6 Mar 11
he he..thats a good thing to do... Anyway most of the times i log in Mylot from my mobile and i can type faster in mobile than in keyboard.
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@payout (3722)
• United States
10 Mar 11
That's funny how yo ucan type faster on your mobile phone but it makes perfect sense to me because I think I type after or maybe e Same on my mobile phone I have e blackberry curve love it great to text with and Facebook information and much more .:)
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
13 Sep 12
Hi friend but in dictionery mode we can type faster in 3X4 mobile keypad than in Qwerty keypad orin key board i think.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Mar 11
hi abhaijith I learned touch typing years back,wayh back, in high school. As long as I do not look at the keyboard I can type with few errors. I used to type forty words a minute but now at 85 I am slower and I do not care as I do not want a mess of errors on my posts. so if I am less speedy its okay for me. One of the beauties of being elderly you can do pretty much the way you want and who is to tell you different? [em]lol
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
6 Mar 11
Hi Hatley, nice to get your response. 40 words per minute is a good speed. And here in my place there is nothing about Typing in the high school syllabus. And the typing skill is one that should be practiced since the childhood days.And i think,it will be difficult for me to learn typing as i have been following another way since i started to type.. what you think?
• United States
6 Mar 11
Hatley I also learned back in high school on typewriters which had no letters on the keys. Like you I have lost speed in my "golden" years but I can do things the way I feel most comfortable.
• United States
6 Mar 11
I have used all my fingers for 50 years to type so that makes me an EIGHT finger typist as I do not use my thumbs!!!LOL
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
6 Mar 11
Thumbs are used to press the Space bar and it should be used together with.
• United States
6 Mar 11
So sorry to spoil the discussion with a little humor! Of course I know what the thumbs can be used for. However I do not use them all the time for this purpose.
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
27 Sep 12
I don't use all 10 fingers to type. At least, I don't think I do. I'm thinking about it too much, so it feels weird Let's see, right now, I'm using both hands (as I usually do), and I'm using every finger except for my pinky and thumb on both hands. I just took a typing test a couple of days ago. My result was that I type at about 60 WPM.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
9 Oct 12
I learnt typewriting in the regular way and passed higher examination nearly 45 years ago. Still i can type fast. I use all the fingers to type and it is easy for me to post many responses in mylot. good day.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
20 Mar 11
I can only type 45 words per minute and 50 as the max. But I only use my 8 fingers to type since I have problems using my left ring finger and little finger. I don't know why but I just rarely use these two fingers.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
9 Oct 12
gaiza Regular typing is taught using all the fingers. The thumbs are used for pressing the space bar. all the ten fingers are used by us for typing in a regular typewriter and also computer.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
7 Mar 11
I learned to type in high school on a manual typewriter but could only do 45 words per minute. That was considered minimum speed for office work. Our granddaughter could type 160 words per minute on the keyboard when she was in 8th grade.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
8 Mar 11
45 words per min is not bad speed. As your office works require more speed hope you are improving by being active in Mylot. Wow,160words per minute. Thats a great thing in her age...
• United States
7 Mar 11
Of course I use all fingers. That's the way I learned how to type. It keeps my fingers strong and active.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
7 Mar 11
Hi friend, thats fine and its also a good exercise for the fingers.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
6 Mar 11
I learned touch typing when I was in high school. I was never particularly fast (maybe 35-45 words per minute), but it just seems natural to do it now. The only time I don't use all ten fingers is if I am doing something else at the same time and I don't have both hands available. It is really an advantage if the letters are rubbed off the keys you are typing on if you don't have to look at the keys anyway. I found when I started online education that my typing improved naturally because I had to do so much of it. When I would be involved in chats, whether for school or pleasure, I had to type fast to keep up with my end of the conversation. Practice is the only way to improve your speed. Have a great day!
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
6 Mar 11
Hi friend, Most of the people here are using all the fingers to type and they have learned typing in the high school days. And i think,that way of typing should be practiced since the childhood days otherwise it will be hard.And the finger flexibility may not get as much. Anyway nice response from you friend.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
hi, i tried so many time to use my 10 fingers to type but its sad to say that i cant use them all,and i actually used 7 fingers only, because when i attempt to use them all i type very slow but if my 7 fingers only work, i can type very past as i can.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
6 Mar 11
Hi Asliah, How you doing? i think, using 10 fingers for typing will be hard to learn for those who are following another pattern of typing.. For me too.
@larrychen (165)
6 Mar 11
It will be much faster to type using all the ten figures than just one hand. Now I am typing these words using both my hands and I think my speed is okay. We just need more practice to get the speed of typing improved. Come on, you will get a higher speed if getting used to using all the figures. And it will be more comfortable for your hands.
6 Mar 11
sorry typing finger to figure~
5 Mar 11
I can only type with two fingers i have never been taught and find learning very difficult now you have me thinking on googling a freebies how to type lol
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
13 Sep 12
Hi friend, Nice to get your response and friend i suggest you to learn typing with all your fingers. So you can type with ten times the speed that you have when you are typing with two fingers. And also the accuracy improves.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
5 Mar 11
Hi abhijith, In the beginning I too was more dependent on my right hand fingers. But now I have a knack to use fingers from left hand too. Really, I too have seen people writing too fast. Actually they type without at the key board. I too am trying to type faster.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
13 Sep 12
Hi friend, First of all Sorry for the big time gap in replying you. Yeah friend many of us have the tendancy to use one hand depends on whether they are right hander or left hander. But practicing with all the fingers is the best way to type faster and accurately. I hope you have improved your typing speed a lot by now.
• United States
5 Mar 11
I took a class in school which dealt mainly in typing, and they used a program called Mario Typing I believe that helped us practice typing without looking and using both hands. Today my speed is much faster than it's ever been thanks to that.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
13 Sep 12
Hi friend, Thanks a lot for your valuable comment. Yeah i thing such typing classes should be provided in school days so that children can improve their typing skil gradually. In our area computer awareness is included in the smaller school levels itself but nothing about way of typing and all.
• United States
5 Mar 11
I use to use two finger till I canmr to mylot. I could not type fast at all. Now I use 8 fingers and I can get my work done fretty fast. I haf no clue what key the thumbs ar for.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
6 Mar 11
Friend,thumbs are for space bar and its nice to know you have improved a lot in typing after coming here.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
no actually. I don't use all of my finger to type but i wish i did. You see back in school we had to use keyboard the proper way but i always cheated coz it was so difficult but now i wished i had done it the hard but proper way. My speed isn't bad though. i can type pretty fast.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
6 Mar 11
Friend, me to wish so. And i think,if we try we can learn it. But it will be some more difficult to learn than in those school days...
• United States
5 Mar 11
I use all 10 fingers. Can type pretty fast. You can't type very fast with one hand. Take care.
@abhaijith (2943)
• India
5 Mar 11
yeah thats right friend,Am using my left hand only for a 10 keys at the left side...