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Nanos99193yI remember at college I was only one of two people who could touch type.
With the amount of homework we all got, I worked out that the non-typists on average spent more than an hour every day working than us touch typists.
When I was elected student representative, I managed to arrange for the staff to work free an hour every day to help teach everyone to touch type.
When I told they students, they was happy at first, until I pointed out they would need to come in an hour earlier every day for their lessons. :-)
I can't type properly, but I can still hit 50 wpm... This made me feel better about not being able to properly type.
CptFox17243yGot my own 10 fingers system. Probably share it with a lot of gamers though, because my default position is zqsd (azerty equivalent of wasd). Definitely not as efficient as the actual 10 fingers system, but I can still touch type when needed.
Recently, the French government has been thinking of changing the French keyboard standard (with bépo as a major option), and I pray they don't because it sucks even more than the standard French layout for programming (see my previous rant on PC vs Mac keyboard layouts in France)...
I never ended up typing with the proper 10 finger way. Instead I use the 7-finger method :)
I don't have good coordination on my ring and pinky fingers, and I hate forcing them to move sideways.
But anyway, I'm among the fastest typists of all the people I know, that use the 10 finger system. There are a couple of guys who are faster, but at that speed it really doesn't matter since it doesn't hinder any developments, or writing stuff, or anything.
inaba50453yThis is how my programming teacher types. It hurts to look at ;_;
I once had a engineering teacher with extra long nails (about 1 inch long /3cm, manicured and very ugly if you ask me) : she had to type with a F*cking pencil on the keys because of this! So sloooooow and irritating!
It looks so uncomfortable to type with long nails.
GMR51637643yI type with 10 fingers, but I definitely don’t type the “right way”. I kinda just use whatever finger is closest from pressing the last key to type, which means I can end up hitting four keys with the same finger. WASD for the win.
@GMR516 I'm kinda similar to that. Except I sometimes only use 8 fingers.
Speed isn't a huge issue while coding for me since I'm still learning. However, when it comes to typing a paper or something of the sorts, I'm able to fly through at a sleep much higher than what I can hit when typing properly.
It's called Chicken Pecking. My mother used to make fun of my father for doing this.
Glinkis2353yI think(???) type mostly with my index fingers, but I still type pretty fast...
I type with only two fingers and the occasional help of two others and my thumbs.
So basically 5 fingers out of 10