can you type without looking at the keyboard?

United States
January 25, 2007 5:45pm CST
as much as i have been typing for over 10 years, i still tend to look at the key board... its a bad habit for me... how about you?
13 responses
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Yes, I can type rapidly and accurately without looking at the keyboard. Even when typing numbers! I didn't have any computer training until I was in college, but I took 4 years of office courses and typing during high school (before I changed tracks and decided to go into Nursing). I did really well at typing and it just stuck with me- kind of like how you never forget how to ride a bicycle! The typewriter keyboard and the computer keyboard are almost identical, so it was easy to regain my speed on the computer.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I only have one hand so I have to use one finger. So yes I look at the keyboard when I type. I'm a pretty good typist even though I'm only using one finger. My biggest problem is typos.
@faisal86 (471)
• Pakistan
28 Jan 07
Yes, i try to type without looking keyboard. Generally i success to type but sometimes wrong key also pressed along with the right one
@ownado (1681)
• Portugal
28 Jan 07
Yes, I can. In fact I barely look at the keyboard while writing, it's a little bit annoying and time-consuming.
@asadahsan (724)
• Pakistan
27 Jan 07
Yeh i can and it hink its not a magic its a practice and everyone can do that and its easy need some practice after that everyone can do that...
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Don't need to look at the keyboard anymore, nopes. It helps loads when computing in a dark room lol. Ocasionally I'll look down at the keyboard, if I'm not on my own keyboard, I tend to know my own by feel..so I don't need to as much..
• United States
27 Jan 07
I've been typing since I was 18 or 19...with two hands. Now I don't look anymore and I even know when I've typed something by mistake...
• United States
27 Jan 07
I have seen my dad typing without seeing the keyboard but i have tried many a times but in vain. I think my friend can do that and it is one of the advantages of chatting a lot with ur friends online!
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Oh, I definitely type without looking at the keyboard. I have to look at the screen and can't stand it when I CAN'T look at the screen. Sometimes, I'm eating, so I'm typing with one hand and it's then and only then I look at the keyboard. I HATE it!
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Yes, I cam typr great withoulf lookinh ap the ketboard.:)
@cerium (691)
26 Jan 07
I personally think that every one tends to look at the keyboard without noticing. I think that if someone is in total darkness, he won't be able to write. As for myself, I've been using computers for mor than a decade and I always look at ther keyboard when I am writing (I rarely look at the screen while writing).
@Singsong (19)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Put masking tape on each of the keys and proceed to type by looking at what you see on the screen. A screaming good time isnt it?
@amazehr (430)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
oh no no no i'm not a typist i even use 2 to 3 fingers in typing i can't type in the dark because i won't be seeing the keyboard that way even if i look at it when i type a lot of times i made so many mistakes
@charlie69 (334)
25 Jan 07
Yes i can type without looking at the keyboard, it comes really easily to me but we did start using somputers in school when i was about 5 and we have always had a family computer at home as far back as i can remember as my father has always needed it for his work.