Report Can you touch type?

Poll started by lodle with 2,943 votes and 103 comments. Browse the poll archive.

 34%

Like a pro (home row keys and all) (995 votes)

 47%

Self taught (not exactly home row) (1386 votes)

 9%

Still learning (275 votes)

 10%

No (Single finger typing) (287 votes)

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lodle Creator
lodle

I just got a new keyboard and found out my hands are not in the correct spot and now im forcing my self to learn the correct way.

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cW#Ravenblood

lool,
you make so awesome polls....wut

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shadowlag
shadowlag

i had a class for keyboarding

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xilefian
xilefian

I had a bloody annoying children's learn typing floppy disk from Australia, I hated it so I used the knowledge I learnt from it and made up my own touch typing technique, which my sister says is just how a pianist plays a piano.

I use all my fingers, my thumbs grab the bottom row keys when my hands move to the top row and my pinky finger handles shift, I never touch caps-lock.

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1337-1
1337-1

I'm the same, although I'll admit I actually used to play the piano. Still, it was a year after I stopped learning the piano that I managed to learn to touch type.

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Link3737
Link3737

Not sure about other parts of the states, but that's exactly how they teach you to type where I grew up. I always assumed it was the standard.

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Bunktacular
Bunktacular

I was taught to use all your finger for the keys, thumbs for space bar.

I get an average of 60 wpm when there is a lot of punctuation, probably about 70 without it. The tests I took seemed to force as much punctuation as they could.

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CRBthedevil
CRBthedevil

I use all my fingers.

PD:Oh my god!!! The gcfexplorer logo in a avatar!!!

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litlebigshit
litlebigshit

Great idea(avatar)...

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Nazzie_prime
Nazzie_prime

Maybe it's just me but I had typing classes back in second grade. Then again that was like a very long time ago. I then had a computer class senior year in highschool. Talk about a very simple class, everyone else was very confused.

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madcat1030
madcat1030

I took a class (mandatory back in eighth grade for some reason). But nowadays, I simply lay my fingers across the keyboard along the homerow key columns... Like my left hand will be on a-w-[area between 3, e, and 4]-f. Once I start to type, I curl my fingers as needed.

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death5421
death5421

i took a class back in middle school then realized i dont ******* care if i cant type normally, i still type fast and i dont even need to look at the keyboard.

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Orion
Orion

I'm a Self Taught type and have my own way. I can usually put out between 35 and 40 words per minute.

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KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS
KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS

40 words! a minutes wow. A+ effort. id be lucky to do that in letters :D

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pielikey
pielikey

Same here, it's probably wrong but my record of 44 WPM average seems to speak for itself.

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infl1ct1on
infl1ct1on

I took a test online and got around 70 WPM. Guess all those typing classes in grammar school payed off! I don't like typing that fast though because I make a TON of mistakes and it is a hassle to go back and change them all.

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o14v
o14v

80-95 words per minute here, on an online typing test.
Having grown up with PC games, my fingers rest on WASD and IJKL, with my left pinky handling shift and control.

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Ish1987
Ish1987

Then you CAN'T type that fast.. I can mash my hands on the keyaboard and get 200 wpm, but i don't get any of them right.. How does that sound? :P

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Orion
Orion

Damn... I just took an online test and reached 56 wpm!! So much for 35 to 40 lol. I'm shocked lol.

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Robots!
Robots!

Me, too.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Learned a bit with Mario teaches typing back in the day. But since I don't plan on being a court stenographer, my tying style has slipped to only one finger on my right hand cause that's my mouse gaming hand and can't be bothered to fully engage the keyboard. My WASD hand is much more adept at sharing the key pressing duties. :P

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AlCool
AlCool

I pretty much type the same way, cept sometimes a second finger joins in on my right hand, although I can easily type without looking at well over 80 per min. My hands move like a mofo when I'm typing XD

It really is weird isn't it?

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wazanator
wazanator

lol I remember playing that game xD

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phipe
phipe

I type pretty fast. it is somewhat hard to prevent myself from creating spelling errors.

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JC_Fenix
JC_Fenix

Like some of the others, I had a keyboarding class in school, but... I cheated. I just went in the folder and copied other people's completed typing assignments, making minor changes and then saving it in my own folder (don't worry, I didn't destroy their work or anything malicious like that.)

So yeah, single finger typing and that all took me under a minute(55 seconds) to type.

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

Like a pro...i am the coder :)

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FootBallHead
FootBallHead

Hmm... I am self taught, but I am not good enough to say that I can do it so I chose still learning. Also, I touch type depending on my mood. Some days I just put my hands on the home row and type away. Other days I just peck at it.

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Flazor
Flazor

Self taught :P I'm slow, 40 WPM :((

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

I'm a programmer but I don't really utilize home row and I can easily type 120 WPM with a decent keyboard. I'm just too lazy to utilize home row.

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Astor
Astor

Self taught, but very fast, mostly with 4 fingers. Sometimes I use 6 or 8. I type about 60 to 100 WPM. But if I type faster than 80 or more WPM I do much more errors.

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Cozmin95
Cozmin95

I type without watching the keyboard mostly for messenger and serious gaming,'cuz i have the keyboard in a thing that slides back and forth in the desk and i was forced to always pull it towards me to see what i was typing but it was really annoying so i learned pretty fast! :) LOL @ originally thinking it's something related to touch screen phones and devices! :D But i can manage that one as well pretty good! :]

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Dremth
Dremth

My home keys are WASD.

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Squeebo
Squeebo

Lawl, same here. XD self taught

I'm definitely not a slow typer, though.

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Dremth
Dremth

Yeah same here. I'm self-taught, and I type moderately fast (77 wpm). I took numerous typing classes that were required by my school when I was younger, but I gained nothing out of them probably just because I was forced to take them. But, after growing up playing lots and lots of video games on my PC (most being FPS), I always find my left hand resting on WASD, space, and left control; while my right hand rests on my mouse... you know, just in case there's a game that needs to be played right away... Gotta be prepared ;)

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Killer_man_1996
Killer_man_1996

I'm slow sometimes so... i'm part of the 48 percent...

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Swifty0303
Swifty0303

I can type up to 80+ words per minute
took a speed test :D

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Smonocco
Smonocco

I only use two fingers on both hands.. I don't think i'd need to be able to touch-type.

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kowkillar
kowkillar

I had a mandatory typing class in elementary school for three years and then several more in high school, so I can type pretty well. Homerow and all.

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DedMustDie
DedMustDie

I'm actually using both hands for typing, but just like 2-3 fingers on each. And I'm missing keys on my new HP notebook :) It's layout is diffirent to my gaming keyboard but notebook has way better hardware than PC, so learning new layout isn't a big problem :)

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RastaBadger
RastaBadger

I can touch type a bit but i still make alot of mistakes

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ammd
ammd

I use 2 fingers xD

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GIJames
GIJames

I type with two fingers incredibly fast.

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CAKE-sukatan~
CAKE-sukatan~

im very got when i type in english :D
but other than that like tagalog or japanese im very slow at it xD

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pippy360
pippy360

yeh 2 fingers for my

ive created my own version of touch typing with 2 fingers,very fast sometimes ill hit the wrong letter though

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Its fun not having to even look at the keyboard to type, although hard when trying to converse to someone sat next to you.

Talking to someone when talking to someone simultaneously is difficult.

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Nebcake
Nebcake

I think learning by yourself makes things easier.

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purplehaze412
purplehaze412

Hmm, I use the Wasd with spacebar and I keep my right hand index finger in the J and pinkey on the enter, Everything else just goes where it falls, I type from there.

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WarCrime342
WarCrime342

I'm a pretty damn fast typer, but I tend to not use the proper finger/key combinations. I do keep my hands on home row, but sometimes I use my ring finder instead of my middle finger. I also tend to not use my pinkies for reaching the far keys.

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Tron619
Tron619

i took a class for typing and passed it with an A but still dont know the whole keyboard

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Dejiko
Dejiko

I can touch type, just not very fast or accurate. I usually just end up using 2 fingers instead since it feels more natural to me. (plus my wrists start to cramp up in just a few minutes).

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