Do you look at keyboard when you type?

India
April 15, 2010 1:06pm CST
Hi MyLotters, It's very simple to answer.I personally look at the keyboard when I type.But I've seen many computer users who hardly look at the keyboard while they type like they know the exact location of all the keys of the keyboard!How is it possible typing not looking at the keyboard?How come people manage to do so?Let me know from you MyLotters. Thanks, Happy MyLotting!!
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44 responses
• Belgium
15 Apr 10
blind typing, what you could do if you want to learn it, is to place coloured stickers on the letters of the alphabet, like 3 red ones, then 4 yellow ones, etcetera, and then just practice.
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• Belgium
15 Apr 10
sorry, I meant, on the letters or keys of the keyboard:-)
@ghurl5384 (121)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
When I type the first word, I look at the keyboard. But as I go on typing, I now look at the monitor. I am familiar with the locations of some letters on the keyboard, but there are times when I missed and needs to look down again. However, it also depends on the keyboard or the computer I am using. If it's mine, then I rarely look while typing. But if it's someone else's PC or laptop, and my fingers are not used to the size of the keyboard, or the tabs, then I keep looking down.
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• United States
16 Apr 10
I don't usually look at the keyboard, but I used to, because I didn't learn in school. however, as many people have pointed out, there are many free learn to type lessons online. The best ones have silly little games as well as exercises, because, believe me, the lessons are boring. if you want to learn to type faster, without peeking, go for a typing lesson that has games. Here's one: www.freetypinggame.net/free-typing-lesson.asp but there are many.
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@sheetalnr (588)
• India
26 Jan 13
I do have a look at the keyboard every now and then when i type. This is just to make sure that i make fewer mistakes while typing.
• India
25 Apr 10
I am very good typist. In fact, I have finished my course even in typing. Yes, of course, that was more than 20 years ago. But, I have always been in touch with typewriters( remember them??) and then with computers. That explains my speed. In fact, my friends envy my speed.
@indahfth (11169)
• Indonesia
17 Apr 10
I do not see the keyboard while typing. because since my junior high school, I've learned to type without looking at the keyboard. I look to the keyboard only for typing special characters or numbers. I type faster without looking at the keyboard than on looking at the keyboard.
@sup3rdud3 (231)
• Indonesia
17 Apr 10
No, I don't look at the keyboard when I type because I took typing lesson when I was in middle school. Back then, we were still using the bulky typewriters and computers were still very very expensive. Some people are amazed when they see me typing really fast without even looking at the keyboard or even the monitor. Now I am the one who is amazed at the ability of some teenagers to type messages really fast on their cellphones without even looking at the keypad or the screen. I guess in our younger age we are able to acquire skills much more easily than when we are old.
@cupkitties (7439)
• United States
16 Apr 10
When I was in Jr. high I took typing classes as it was a requirement. We know where the keys are due to several months and years of practice and memorization.
@RachelleNH (1407)
• United States
16 Apr 10
No, I took typing in high school and never lost it. I can type 50 words a minute with only several errors at the most. There are probably typing courses online that can help you learn to do this
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
16 Apr 10
I do look down at the keyboard when I type. Years ago, I learned how to type by using a typing software. However, till today, I still have to occasionally look at the keyboard while I type. I don't think it slows me down a lot. Anyway, I am OK with my typing speed.
@cerebellum (3869)
• United States
16 Apr 10
I don't usually look at the keyboard. I just look when I am typing numbers or something on the top row. The letters are set up like a typewriter, so if you know how to type, you don't need to look. I learned how to type in school and I have been doing it ever since. If you look at the screen, you can see right away if you have made a mistake.
@SViswan (12065)
• India
16 Apr 10
I can type without looking at the keyboard. Very rarely do I look at the keyboard. Sometimes I'm not even looking at the screen when I am typing on mylot....and then I find my son looking at me and saying...'How do you do that??' I've been typing for years now...though I learnt to type on an old fashioned typewriter when I was in 9th grade...I wasn't as fast and neither could I type without looking at the keys till the advent of computers. I literally lived computers when I started...and it just became a habit.
• India
16 Apr 10
Well the best way to type is by mot seeing at the keyboard but by seeing at the typed content on the computer screen Generally we do not undergo typing classes separately before touching the key board we are unable to type without looking at the key board I personally am a victim of looking at the key board while typing but professional typists do not do like that they are trained and skilled in typing without seeing on the key board and that is the only correct method for typing on the screen Now hover hard I try I go on typing by looking at the key board Well for small content it is alright but for bigger contents for blogs it becomes perniciously inaccurate and slow all the bes t
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
you do it by practicing our self always. you use some internet application for practicing.goodluck
@junmae (1591)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
Yes i still look at the keyboard when i type because i am not the person who are very fast in typing and also the type of person who knows all the keys. But I know that as long as i am typing everyday, eventually i will memorize all the keys in the keyboard.
@beachdune (908)
• India
16 Apr 10
surely no i knw how to type
• China
16 Apr 10
Now I type not looking at the keyboard. The best way is that you must type everyday, after long time you will remember all the keys of the keyboard and can do it not looking at the keyboard. Work hard and you can do it!
@fsll518 (304)
• China
16 Apr 10
just remember the location of every keys... then you don't have to see the keyboard. I still have to see when I type numbers with the right side of the keyboard. It may take some practice. There should be some software or game for people to practice. The more you use, the more you get proficient.
@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
16 Apr 10
No. I tripped one of my supervisors out by keeping the keyboard tray under the desk. Most people pulled the tray out, but that makes one further from the screen. So I preferred the monitor near the front edge, and with the tray underneath the desk top, I can be as close as comfortable to the screen.
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
it's been 7 years when i start my job. and it is more on typing methods. by encoding paper works and documentation. and because of this i am already familiarized the keyboard. and it is useful to me specially when i have many works to encode. most efficient to me if you familiarized the keyboard to make you job finish in a small period of time..