Do you still Look at PC Keyboard when typing??

delux key - my keyboard
Philippines
July 8, 2011 6:59am CST
Hello Lotters, Meh, I am curious indeed. some have mentioned that they learned it from a program that helps them type with out using the computer key board. In the key board, I've always known the Letter F and J only that has Lines under it. My eldest brother mentioned to me that this is guide for people who type it "with out" looking at the keyboard. Well, this is just another pay less benefit that I've got from Mylot. That is learning how to type discussions, comments and responses with out looking at the key board. hard to imagine that i can achieved this, brings back memories though. maybe if i haven't met mylot then i would have never type like this. Maybe It ain't bad looking at the key board. to have a rest eyes Have a nice day
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Hi LK! When I was in grade school, my auntie always sees to it that I have a worthwhile summer vacation. With that, she would always enroll me to learning schools. One of which is typing lessons. Because of my training, even at a young age, I can type and now encode even without seeing the keyboard. That is also the reason why I can type with the proper finger on every character. I use the little finger to my thumb when typing. Although, with the keyboard, it is not similar to the typewriter that has its level. With the keyboard, the level is the same and flat. With my proficiency in typing, I sometimes close my eyes and rest while I continue to type or watching TV.
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• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Hello mean, I guess you're one of those people who had been trained to type since the typewritter days. you know how I wish i learned to type at my young age but it's my dad who use the type writter and not me. as for proficiency it took only months. but good for you.learning this before and long time
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Good for me and I don't regret that. It was truly an advantage and beneficial on my part. Funny thing was that I can recall the typewriter I have been using in the typing class. Old typewriters is what we use then. When you started this discussion, I remember my late grandfather. He is the only person who has that in their household then. None of his children used his typewriters not until I was born and learned it. It is very memorable that I have seen the evolution of typewriter, then it becomes electric and came the PC. A great memory indeed.
• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Hi LetranKnight! I'm on the category where I learned to type without looking at the keyboard by using a software program called Typing Pal. Also, I practiced my typing skills when I need to get used in typing my papers during my college years. Another factor would be the Typing Maniac game in Facebook. So how many words per minute now that you can muster? Yes, posting here on myLot can really sharpen your typing skills. You never fail to see the great benefits myLot gives to us eh!
• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello Gulaman, I never got into those programs nor the game that you mentioned earlier in facebook. there's no way that i could have considered having those as my learning experience. though, i wondered if there is a program that could help me type faster i never got the chance to research and download it. have a niceday
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Jul 11
Yeah I do, even though I was taught the old fashion way, with keys that were blackened and I had to memorize where each key is, I still look out of habit. This is probably due to many years without typing until I got a computer, so I am out of practice where typing without looking is concerned..
• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Hello carmel, You know that reminds of that last keyboard i had for three straight years. not only there was something wrong with the keyboards but for years of typing I've seen it's letters fade and turn it some how into a complete black. i have put some improvised letters but i guess it's not enough.
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• United States
8 Jul 11
Yep, that is how I learned to type, every key was black and we typed on manual typewriters..(Yes, this clues you in on my age..) But obviously typing is not like riding a bike, because I still look down...
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• United States
9 Jul 11
The only way to learn, right sooner??? Except one has to keep it up, or loss their ability to type without looking at the keyboard..
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
8 Jul 11
Hi Letran, Be it electronic or other devises, I never went to any center to learn the basics. Before I got my pc I did not know anything as to how things are done there. And slowly I picked up the basics all by myself and same is the story with my car and bike. When I got my own car I asked one guy to show me the basic thing. He took me to a field and after teaching me how to use the first and second gear he stopped and from the field to my house I drove myself and it boosted my moral a lot. Thereafter all the gears and controlling I learnt myself. Now so to say I can type quite fast but I have to look into the key board. What I felt is that the more I write the speedier I will be and soon I will be able to type without looking at the key board.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello Kraibg, I have learned how to use the computer when I was in grade give in my elementary days, but typing with the keyboard with not looking at it has been a bit of the problem. another problem is that i can't afford to stay away from the monitor or the keyboard that also leaves me distracting. i don't know about cars, i don't think i can do it there.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
9 Jul 11
This is a great experience to be able to type without looking into the key board. One of my nephew also does this feat. He types so fast that I could not believe. He gave me a soft wear called 'write speedily'. I had practiced it for sometime but when I had to get my C drive formatted it went into the air.
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
8 Jul 11
I have passed type higher. My typing speed is 60words per minute with 90percent accuracy. I have five years of typing experience. So i can type by closing my eyes also.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello ramesh, Wow! that is very very cool on your part. it's nice that i see some one with the real talent there. ninety percent is really cool for me i believed.i wonder how good it can be when we are typing this post that are eyes are closed. thought it's good because i can rest my eyes, but the problem is accuracy. have a nice day.
• India
9 Jul 11
You know, i have typed 250pages in just 15days, every page consists of 50lines. Daily i have typed 25pages with 90percent accuracy.... I will take 25min. to type one page with accuracy.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
8 Jul 11
hi LK, hi LK, depends on my mood. when i am not in a hurry, i dont look at the keyboard. i can type in a relaxed pace of 44 to 50 words per minute. but when i am in a hurry, i get to have lots of typo error but i can type more than that. hence i keep looking at the keyboard. ann
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• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Hello Tiger-Aunt, Same here but to be honest i don't know what my speed is. I use to have this kind of problem. Being hurry isn't always going to accurate in typing. typo error is just normal thing, but you can correct you're words.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jul 11
tigeraunt and letran I sometimes make typos that why I love my firefox browser spelling correcter. its wondeful for typos.
@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
8 Jul 11
Well i can say when i joined mylot my typing speed was just 20wpm and now it has increase to 45wpm and the most good part about it is that now i am able to type without looking at the keyboard most of the time but still i haven't learned which fingers to used for which keys i know which is recently have started working on that and slowly getting good at it
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• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Hello sajeevking, Wow, that was a lot of speed there, am not sure though how speed I use to. I don't know how fast I am but can you teach me to have, or get something from the internet. It's nice to know that you have it here in mylot and being active. have a nice day.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jul 11
letran a few years back there was a touch typ ing class on the net or on windows that gave you different lessons to type and I found I had moved from 20 with errors to 57 with no errors but I did not keep it up bu t I am sure there are sites with these lessons where you learn the correct finger positions then go from there without looking at the keyboard at all. the key finger positions are crucial as you will make awful errors if you move your hands just one letter over. they are fun to do too.Thought you might be interested. never looked at the k keyboard once. I am slower than I used to be but still pretty speedy.
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
8 Jul 11
I do the complete reverse..I look at the keyboard and I am able to type correctly without looking at the monitor.I actually did it when typing this very comment. I don't usually use guides for these kind of things as in the end, it still depends upon the person how will he/she do it.
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• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Hello Alphenor, Oh, while typing on this to comment to you I am actually looking at it. its been a while since i have look at this thing. probably still fast enought but i wasn't as slow as i used to be so i believe that my hands have evolved for some reason.anyways, for the good of my eyes i should start just looking too. have a nice day.
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• Philippines
10 Jul 11
:D lol your comment is quite unique :D as for me, i used to practice typing since i was in grade school, using a typewriter though. and until now, i'm not that good typist, coz i still don't type numbers correctly without looking at it first. so when it comes to numbers and other symbols, i still prefer to look at the keyboard to make sure that what i'm typing is correct.
• Indonesia
13 Jul 11
hi letranknight25, since working as administrator on my office I type without see the keyboard anymore.I used to type fast and many files, so it's very important to focus on monitor to finish my work
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• Philippines
13 Jul 11
Hello redvakaurvaki, ah ok so you usually type with looking as part of your job. yes i can see that if you type it with looking at the key board, i believe that it's gonna take a while before things are accomplished in your work. i hope you can do it better here, not to mention that you got yourself some really good experience with typing. have a nice day
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Well good for you. At least myLot gave you touch-typing skill without any cost. Well in my case, I studied dyna-typing so even when the computer has not been invented I already know how to type without looking at the keyboard. It is so slow and a big disadvantage if we still look at the keyboard, is it not? So be happy indeed because you learned it here.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello salonga Most definitely why I love mylot so much as well. this is something that has been made me even more productive than ever. maybe this is a good benefit at looking at positive things most specially when some one still looks at the site or no one has heard of it yet. have a nice day.
• Mexico
9 Jul 11
I never look at my keyboard when I type anymore. it has been around 2 years since I last even took a look at my keyboard! haha, I know where all the keys are so the only time I ever look is if a friend comes round and I watch him type.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello nordqvist11, I don't know if it's been around two or three years since the last time i looked at the keyboard. but i can say is that thank god i don't have to look at them that much anymore. the only problem is my mom that kept looking at it herself. have a nice day.
• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Sometimes but since I do MYLOT everyday, I think I became better than I used to be.When I am still working,I used to envy my friends who doesn't look at the keyboard when they are typing, they're so good. But now, I am somewhat proud of myself. Have a nice day!
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello abatencila, Same here, i never thought i would actually become this good for some reason. Ha ha ha, it's just unbelievable when people doesn't look at the keyboard. i tried to get a program but i was too lazy to get or even look in the internet. but knowing mylot, probably it was also good that imet this site, otherwise, i wouldn't be able to know how to type like this.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Even before myLot, I have already got accustomed in typing without looking at the keyboard too often. I was an active participants in forums before, a local gaming magazine that I don't know if it is still publishing up to now. They have that site that I got interested in joining and from there, I got to practice my typing skills.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello ratyz5, How are you buddy? I wasn't active in forums before, but probably friendster. as of now, things are really going for me in this site. i just love being in mylot for most of the time. mylot is where i am proud of practicing my skills in typing. unbelievable i didn't think i can type this good, though not better. have a nice day.
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@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
8 Jul 11
Hello Knight, I am still looking at my keyboard when typing. But I am trying to avoid once in a while not to look on the keyboard.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello syoti, My friend, that's normal, but if you stick around here long enough like what i did, believe me you will start typing with out looking and you won't be able to noticed it. there's nothing wrong with that. i have been typing like this for a long time and it's really something that i am proud of. have a nice day.
• United States
8 Jul 11
Yeah, I was not fluent in typing. I always typing things looking at the keyboard. And sometimes, I type the wrong words. :-(
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello brightlight, There's nothing wrong with that at all, i felt like that before and i got also frustrated. but being in mylot with passion, i have learned a lot and with out knowing, i became improve in typing. don't worry, if you stick around here, things will be different, meaning you will be able to type faster. have a nice day.
• United States
8 Jul 11
I always look at my keyboard when I am typing. My kids make fun of me. Have a Blessed Day
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello emilyn, there's nothing wrong with it. but like many skills you canlearn it sme day. and not tomention being wth mylot has made me help and learn to be a typist but not a good one at that. have a nice day.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
8 Jul 11
nope and i havent done that for years. i work as a typist in a job outside of my home and i am a pretty fast typist. it is good if you dont have to look at the keys, you get done much faster.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello Cher913, Wowthat's a good thing to, being a typist gives a huge advantage as a lotter or a blogger for that matter. that's true by not looking at the keys you're progress of typing a post is a lot faster than looking at it. but with regards to that you gotta avoid looking too much or too close to the monitor. have a nice day.
• United States
8 Jul 11
At approximately 80 words per minute, I consider myself to be a fairly accurate and well-placed typist. I can survive without looking at the keys, but generally numbers give me some issue. Once you get practice with proper typing in, it surely gets easier as you go.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello fadetogrey, Wow, you're like a months with eighty words per minute. I wonder if can do it that good or better. to be honest i got problems with numbers tooo, sometimes i have no clue to what am really typing if my eyes were closed. but that's exactly what ive been practicing now a days. have a nice day.
• United States
8 Jul 11
I don't look at the keyboard when typing. I've had to type so much from the start of using computers for projects/reports and such that I've just picked up on typing fast and not looking at the keyboard, because it does save time. My friend once saw me type and said I should be a secretary or something because I'm so fast with typing up things
• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello belone, Yeah, i have experience doing projects, reports and not to mention thesis and feasibility studies but you know it's only mylot where i have become better for myself. I don't want to be a secretary because i have no clue as to how many i should type and then not to mention the errors that I would be making. have a nice day.
8 Jul 11
I can't lie, I still look at the keyboard when I type. I can type relatively fast however, like 75 words per minute. If I know what I want to say, however, I don't have to look at the keys when I am typing. I remember taking computer classes in high school, and I would always get into trouble for looking at the keys as I typed, but I was always the fastest typer in the class, so what did I care.
• Philippines
9 Jul 11
Hello danknapp21, Don't worry there's nothing wrong with typing while looking at the keyboard, I happen to be like the almost my whole life before i got to meet mylot. there's nothing to be ashamed of. there are some keys that are easily recognized, i learned this when there are words that are easily patterned in my brain through my keyboard. have a nice day.