Do you still look on the keyboard while typing???

@vesuvius (1677)
Philippines
April 5, 2007 11:31am CST
When we were in our elementary computer class, we were taught how to use the keyboard correctly - without looking at it. I can still remember those typing exercises given to us before and I thought those really were hard and very hand stressing. In my case, the entire training must have been a failure, because even though I am somehow quick in typing now, I still find it hard to type without looking on the keyboard.. How about you? Do you still look on the keyboard while typing?? Do you think it's important to learn not to look at it??
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@sexyanne (67)
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
No I doenst look the the keyboard anymore everyday im in keyboard.But sometimes i got error on typing.
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• China
6 Apr 07
yes, sometimes, this is unavoidable, the speed you tpying more quick the more mistake you will type.
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@maxxine (612)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
sexyanne to avoid error heheh u better look na lang hehehe peace
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• India
8 Apr 07
I learned typing on my computer 9 years ago with the help of a tutor software.....now as far as I'm typing what is on my mind , like writing mails, chatting and so on I don't find any difficulty or I get no errors.......But, when I have to look at a text on a real paper and type it in to the computer all my typing is only 60% accurate. I think I have to practice more to do a flawless or error free typing this way.
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@barnkinney (1343)
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
I still look at the keyboard specially for the letters that are not frequently used, but not most of the time.. of course i when i'm about to start typing i would look at the keyboard first before i start typing.. there are times that i would look at the keyboard when typing my password so that i'm sure i'm entering it correctly since there's no point in looking at the monitor because you would only see asterisks or *, right? hehehhe!
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• Thailand
5 Apr 07
No, I don't look anymore at my keyboard when typing. I've been using comptuers since I was in college and I learned how to type without looking at the keys. It's actually more proficient if you can type without looking at the keyboard because you can concentrate on the spelling and you type faster knowing which key to press automaticaly.
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• United Arab Emirates
5 Apr 07
No lol .. not now.. i used to look at my keyboard but not now.. I can type fast with small mistakes though lkie tish...
6 Apr 07
Same. In elementary it was 'touch typing', now I can type quickly without having to look @ keyboard.
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I am going to age myself by telling you this. I learned to type on a typewriter. We went threw many drills to teach us not to look at our fingers when we typed. If the teacher caught us looking at our fingers, he would come to our typewriter and white out the letters, so we had to learn to type without looking. Needless to say, my letters were whited out pretty quickly in this class. I can type without looking at my fingers, but usually I look just to make sure. It is important to learn how to type without looking if you have to type something that you are reading at the same time....like typing a school paper that has been hand written.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
I haven't looked at the keyboard since middle school and I don't see how I could type as fast or as efficiently if I needed to look at it. I think its very important to learn especially if you write a lot, and it just looks unprofessional to have to stare at the keyboard when you're typing or even worse to use two fingers to type out what you want to say.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
I don't look at the keyboard at all when typing. Apparently, though, my husband does. He sat down at my laptop yesterday and was going to search for something. He stood back up and said "I can't use this!". I asked why, and he said "Half the letters on the keys are worn off - how do you know what letter you're typing?" I hadn't noticed because, well, I never look.
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• Canada
5 Apr 07
I still look at the keyboard whilst I'm typing, because I never took typing classes in school lol. I guess if I had done I'd be much better. My partner took typing classes and I've seen him type whole paragraphs whilst watching the television before without making a single error. That drives me crazy and he knows it too lol. I know he knows it when I see that smile spread slowly across his face and then he looks at me and starts laughing. I don't think it's really important not to look at the keyboard. At the end of the day we do what feels comfortable and right for us, and that should be all that matters.
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• Pakistan
5 Apr 07
yes, still look at the keyboard if i don't look at the keyboard so i do much mistakes & it takes too much time to time.i don't think that its important
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I do every now and then, more than I should. If I don't I will get all confused and type nonsence. I took alot of computer classes also and still look at the keys...nothing worked for me either =) I don't think it is a big deal though because I still type really fast.
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@parnap (124)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 07
im not looking coz im expert in typing :P
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
Well, good for you. If only you could share this character to me, I would really love to take some from you.. LOL Thanks for this response!
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@meander (168)
• Canada
12 Apr 07
When typewriters were in vogue I could type without looking at the keyboard. Now, even though I know where most of the keys are I am looking at the keyboard off and on about 20-25 percent of the time
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
Well I really think that 20-25% will eventually decrease as time passes. Because you've already had a good training in QWERTY while the typewriter is still 'IN'. I guess it wouldnt be impossible for someone like you to achieve an almost perfect typing ability. Thanks for your response! Happy posting!
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• United States
15 Apr 07
They didn't teach us to type on computer when I was in school. The computer class I took in 2nd grade was an extra curricular program and it just taught us to program in BASIC language. I didn't have a regular computer class until 7th grade (1989). But they didn't teach us to type. I taught myself in college and no I no longer look at the keyboard. I type rather well, too, considering I don't hold my right hand the correct way over the keyboard. I only use certain fingers on my right, instead of the way you are supposed to type. I'm not sure why or how I started typing that way (since I taught myself). I type correctly with my left hand, though.
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@kclaret59 (587)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
i dont anymore.. i have memorized the keyboard when i was still in high school.. but i still look if i type numbers..
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@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I still looked at the keyboard when I'm typing. It's not important when you are just writing blog and posting on a discussion, but you'll learn not to look at it more often after you been using the computer for a longtime. You just need to practice it not looking at it. If your job requires it then it's important not to look at it because it will slow you down and you are toast.
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• Philippines
15 Apr 07
yeah..i glanced at it most of the time...we can never avoid that we typed different keys..so we need to look at it..
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@FLampard (394)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 07
No i don't. But sometimes i still peep at the keyboard.
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@Dana5881 (609)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I only had one typing class in school and while I learned the position of the fingers on the keyboard and all of that I am not using it now. I don't really look at the keyboard while typing but my fingers are not on the "right" keys so I make mistakes and then I look at the keyboard to see where I missed the keys.
@kurpix (607)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 07
no. but sometimes i look it when i forgot ;) but mostly, i never see the buttons
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@Gumball (793)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I always have to look at the keyboard when I type. If I don't, I'll end up mispelling words constantly. I never learned to type properly in school but can't anyway, my right pinky finger was broken in 8th grade and never healed right so I don't have the strength to stretch out with it.