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How do you do....it? Thread, Touch Typing in Technical; Originally Posted by theeggmaster The finger placement for the bottom row is z with your little finger, x with your ...
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    Re: Touch Typing

    Quote Originally Posted by theeggmaster
    The finger placement for the bottom row is z with your little finger, x with your ring finger, c with your middle, v with your forefinger, and stretch to b with your forefinger. I've just tried pressing the x with my middle finger, and it feels unnatural to me now. Maybe my fingers point the wrong way with years of abuse
    If I line up correctly along the bottom row, then the ring finger is perfectly sensible and feels quite natural when going for the x, however if I line up properly along the middle row, then my middle finger finds the x instead.

    My little fingers don't get much use in my self-taught method though, so I don't naturally line up correctly to the keys - which is probably why I want my middle finger for the x not my ring finger.

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    Dragon naturally speaking professional version 9 and thought kinetics aka webman can't beat it. Non of these touch typing RSI apps for us hehe!

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    Re: Touch Typing

    Hello,

    It s definitely the third or ring finger on the x. I had to type "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" to be sure - this phrase uses every letter in the alphabet and was a touch typing technique - to type it over and over again.

    I was taught to touch type 30 years ago on a manual typewriter with a cover over the keyboard so you could not see the keys and when the covers where eventually taken off a teacher walked up and down the isles with a ruler to wack you on the knuckles if you sneaked a look. True story.

    It is one skill I am really glad I have and would recommend learning to touch type the correct way to all computer users, I can type at about 100 words a minute on a computer, used to be about 65 words a minute on the old manual typewriter.

    Also it looks really cool when you can look at people and have a conversation with them whilst still typing a way - my geek claim to fame - it is very impressive.

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    Re: Touch Typing

    @ bossman I'm sure you can get RSI for thought kinetics...migrane?

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    @Joedetic havn't you heard of synchronous painkillers fed intravenously 24/7 via instant mind messaging unit, never suffer headaches.

    Get lots of diarrhoea though just take a look

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    Stop talking crap



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