Can you type the proper way

By sofs
@sofssu (14448)
August 26, 2015 8:41am CST
Well I can't . I type with one finger on each hand.. Go ahead and laugh. but that is the truth. I have had so many of my colleagues who couldn't type either. Luckily for us we didn't have to do to much typing, just the mails and reports. Is there anyone here who cannot type the proper way?. please raise your hands
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26 Aug 15
Yes, we all took computer typing classes in school where we were required to type the proper way. I really am glad that I can. I see so many people typing with one finger and I just don't understand how they can do that.
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@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@dashboardc33 Why did thye not do that in my school ?? and and I've got to struggle with two fingers.. my two poor little figers..
26 Aug 15
@sofssu I'm not sure. There are some programs you can buy if you don't want to take a class outside your home though. There may even be some websites online you can check out. Practice makes perfect!
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@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@dashboardc33 I am aware of it.. tried one for weeks and gave up.. Its like I've got all thumbs.. Thanks maybe I will give it another shot.
• United States
26 Aug 15
and s at you some more. I like others had a typing class in school. Where we had to type at least 60 words per minute. I haven't timed myself lately, cause well, don't really care. I like doing things in my own time frame.
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@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@TexanTornado Lucky you... not that anything stopped me from learning this.. just laziness I guess.. Go on laugh all you can..
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• United States
26 Aug 15
@sofssu If it makes you feel any better, you aren't along in this. I know quite a few people who do the point and peck method. As long as it gets the job done, is all that matters.
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@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@TexanTornado I know taht.. I used to have colleagues who did that .. point and peck method.. (funny name that - appropriate though) but some days my hands are hurting like crazy. I write at least two to three long article per day and I am here trying to discuss. LOL
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@rebelann (42511)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Aug 15
Well, as a keypunch operator or data entry operator I spent my 40 year "career" punching keys on a keyboard and now when I am holding my cell phone in 1 hand and trying to type with the other I find I have to admire those of you who learned to type with 1 finger, to me it's frustrating
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@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@rebelann LOL This one finger typing is killing me.. some days my hands hurt like crazy. Admire?? You mean sympathize
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@rebelann (42511)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Aug 15
@sofssu uhh, no, I mean admire. I find it really hard to keypunch with only 1 finger especially since I am used to using both hands when keying
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@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@rebelann That is very kind of you
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Aug 15
I took typing in high school so I do type the proper way. Most of the jobs I have had required typing and you had to pass a typing test to be hired.
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@sofssu (14448)
27 Aug 15
@simone10 I wonder why they never had it here. Thankfully I had someone to take care of the typing..
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Aug 15
@sofssu I really like typing and I am now glad that they did offer typing classes when I was in school.
• Philippines
27 Aug 15
Me too! Sadly i never learned how to type the proper way. My boss always makes fun of me coz i type rather loudly and my speed is just averge. Though that was never an issue, typing the wrong way stressed my wrist and fingers. Better learn the proper way??
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@sofssu (14448)
27 Aug 15
@yumie0021 There you go..one more for company.. misery loves company they say.. I am happy that we aren't an extinct race
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• Philippines
27 Aug 15
@sofssu Well, we are almost extinct i believe. Kids now are learning properly. Better preserve our race then? lol
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
26 Aug 15
I took typing in school too and had learned which letter was wherever it was, but quit typing after i graduated and never touch a keypad till maybe 10years ago..so i chicken pluck too..i feel it is easier for me and i can type pretty fast..
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@sofssu (14448)
27 Aug 15
@Rosekitty Good on you .. does it hurt your hands.. especially the one you use the most? Do you have issues with having the letters all jumbled up.. the ones that need to come after landing up in front.. ??
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
27 Aug 15
@sofssu I'm getting arthritis in my hands so maybe that is why i type like i do..but so far as long as i wear my reading glasses i can see just fine..hahah
• Japan
26 Aug 15
Why don't you take some typing lessons or something? It's not too late, I'm sure. In my late elementary school years, my teacher introduced me to a website that teaches you typing and even now I consider that it was a worthwhile use of my time. It feels really great to touch-type. It almost feels like I'm actually talking normally (rather than saying each letter) to the screen, but with my fingers instead of my mouth.
@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@foxontherails I tried,.. but I have all thumbs.. I am planning to give it another go.
• Japan
1 Sep 15
@sofssu I wish you luck! Perseverance is key! :D
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@xiaolisu (2318)
• China
27 Aug 15
I really haven't noticed those details ,now I give a response and see how I type .I type with each finger .of right hand ,because I always need to supported my body with my left arm when I was typing .it is interesting I haven't see that
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@sofssu (14448)
27 Aug 15
@xiaolisu This is certainly very different from the way I do.
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@Sreekala (23616)
• India
27 Aug 15
I can't raise my hands. I am a good typist as I learned how to type in a manual typewriting machine when I completed the 10th class. I have passed typewriting examinations too in three languages. It is easy to learn how to type in a proper way. All you have to show some interest and time to spend.
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@sofssu (14448)
27 Aug 15
@Sreekala Cool .. Good on you.. you may have a point there.. I really need to spend time to do this.
• United States
27 Aug 15
I learned to touch type on the old typewriters. The one that you had to use the lever to move the paper carriage from the left to the right. So that was about 45 years ago.
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@sofssu (14448)
27 Aug 15
@bluerubymoon53 The way you describe it brings memories flooding back to me and takes me to a different era altogether.. There was a certain smell associated with it.. an acidic kind o smell..I used to find it funny when all the keys got stuck.. I used to laugh so much as a kid when that happened to my father.. However, I never learned to type.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25843)
• United States
26 Aug 15
I also do the two finger peck.
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@sofssu (14448)
27 Aug 15
@Tampa_girl7 Good to see you here Marie. Welcome .. LOL I have more company now.. I don't feel lonely anymore
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Aug 15
Yes, I can touch type. It's something I learned in school many, many, many years ago when they still used typewriters.
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@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@Rollo1 Wow.. i wish I had those old type writer around to learn those skills. I have seen my dad use it though.
@LadyDuck (171589)
• Switzerland
26 Aug 15
I had typing courses when I was a teenager, I type with my ten fingers and without looking at the keyboard. This is handy.
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@sofssu (14448)
26 Aug 15
@LadyDuck Wow.. I envy those who can do that and fast too.. I know I will be the only dud who can't type..
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@Morleyhunt (20449)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
I can type. When I have a full keyboard I do. On my iPad, I use a stylus and it is one handed and for all intents and purposes one finger.
@cupkitties (7372)
• United States
27 Aug 15
Yep. I took keyboarding in high school and still remember where the keys are without having to think much about it. Different story with my phone though. I use one finger there. lol