I'm the fastest 2 finger typer EVER!

@uath13 (8207)
United States
March 18, 2011 7:56am CST
My wife commented not long ago that I'm the fastest two finger typer she's ever seen. I was like , then looked down & realized that's what I'd become. I'm a gamer so I'm used to having one hand on the mouse with two very active fingers on the buttons. Two fingers on my other hand are on the arrow keys of the keyboard in order to control the camra angle. This has made those fingers very fast & has translated over to the way I type. I no longer use the A S D F J K L ; positions. Instead just the pointer & index fingers on each hand cover all the keys usually at speeds most keyboards can barely keep up with. I haven't actually timed myself but I'd be restricted by the speed of the system I'm using anyways. So are you a hunt & pecker? Are you an ASDF JKL; kinda person or have you developed your own style?
4 responses
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Isn't the pointer and index finger the SAME finger? I think you meant pointer/index and this one +?+(?_?)+?+
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
18 Mar 11
hmmmmmm........you are a crafty one myLot........those question marks were supposed to be a guy flipping the bird.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Ok, now I'm confused. I thought it was thumb, pointer, index, ring & pinkie. Guess I'd better research & find out before I flip someone the wrong finger.
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
18 Mar 11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_finger
• United States
18 Mar 11
I use all the home keys and I can type 92 wpm. I learned how to type in high school and with all the computer and typing work in my life I am really fast. Sometimes to fast for my own good because I type exactly how I think. At the same time I can be watching TV without looking at keys and or the screen. My boyfriend is like you where he types really fast with two fingers and he does not look at the key board while doing so. I guess we develop a feel for where all the keys are at.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Let me guess, your BF is a gamer too? I don't look at the keyboard or screen. It usually wouldn't do any good since the screen is often a couple words behind.
• United States
19 Mar 11
Maybe you too play against each other. lol.. I never looked it that way. Too funny but so true!
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
21 Mar 11
It took a little thought on my part to figure out how it happened to me. In school I was a home position typist & hadn't actually noticed I'd switched until my wife said something.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I took typing classes, but I do find I don't type the cxz with the "correct" fingers I do, however, LOVE my ergonomic keyboard! I used one when I worked for the state and I have gotten a few and worn them OUT! I do tend to be a bit hard on keyboards, even tho my touch isn't has hard as other people I have worked with, but I do a good bit of typing.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I've yet to have the luxury of an ergo keyboard. I'll assault the keys on a regular one for now.
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@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I can't imagine typing with two fingers and building up any speed! But you know, our bodies adapt to different conditions and manage to do the best job possible so I can see where you could build up a lot of speed and accuracy. I'm an old-school typist. I took typing in high school in the early 70's, learning on an old manual. I was thrilled when IBM came out with the Selectric! We had just one in our classroom and we all vied to get to use it. I've been typing for a living since then, minus 19 years to raise my children.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I took typing & computers in H.S. as well & learned the old fashioned way. Then went on to college to study computers & AUTOCAD. My speed using the home keys was already way upo there...Then I became a computer gamer & LOOK OUT!