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How many of you know how to type without looking at a keyboard ?
I wanna learn it.
Any suggestions to speed up the learning process ?

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  • 8
    Get a keyboard without markings. 😁 You'll have no choice but to learn to type blindly.
  • 1
    @irene
    How about I start typing on membrane only?
  • 3
    Just type a lot. Look when you have to. And try to stick to one layout. Eventually you'll get there, though you still have to occasionally look down :)

    Also, just try typing without looking, you'll make mistakes, but will also grow more aware as to where your hands are without having to look.
  • 0
    @fahad3267 I think that would be uncomfortable. You could just get a cheap membrane keyboard and wipe the letters off the keys.
  • 3
    @irene Colleague did this; worked for him!
  • 2
    @nanoandrew4 I am typing pretty fast and doing that for a decade already. Can't blind type at all. Just typing does not work.
  • 2
    @irene I guess it varies from person to person, I never typed with the intention to learn how to type blindly, but after a couple years of a lot of typing I can do it no problem. And if I ever lose where I am on the keyboard (which happens at times), I can usually find the keys again without looking down.

    That being said, it won't work for everyone as @irene point out. If you're used to looking at the keyboard, maybe wiping the keys as @irene mentioned may be a better approach.
  • 2
    My advice: force yourself to type without looking down at keys, and years. Good luck.
  • 2
    I had done 4 typing courses when I was between the ages 8-11 but failed to type blind. When I got 12 I started programming and learned it within a year.

    The most important thing is that you know where which key is located.
    Print out an empty keyboard layout (so just the squares) and try to fill it in first top row to bottom row and afterwards alphabetically. After that try to do it in a shuffled alphabet order.

    When you know where each key is located you don't have to look anymore.
  • 2
    @nanoandrew4 maybe I could not learn to blind type as I type on the keyboard while moving hands above it so it is never the same position which could be learned. 🤔
  • 1
    I just spent a week on typingclub.com and then started typing by keeping my keyboard on my lap. Gradually, I got good at it and now my speed is also improving.
  • 1
    Code in the dark with a keyboard that's not illuminated.

    In all seriousness though, I just found this came with time - I never tried to learn it, but can now do it instinctively.
  • 3
    I type quite fast (~95 WPM), and I type always without looking at the keyboard (it happens, sometime, when I look for a special character).

    I can also type without looking at the screen. My coworkers where surprised when they saw how fast I type, but their faces when I started typing correct text looking them right in the eyes (ok, some minor typo, but it's quite hard to correct them if you can't see them :/).

    The secret, for me, is..... Typing. A lot.
    When I was at school, I had an I.T. course. There, we spent a lot of time rewriting a word document our professor projected with the beamer. You know, just for giving us something to do O.o
    But that shitty work helped me a lot. I built, somehow, a "mental" map of the keyboard, which gave me an extra "spare time" during the course (while others were still copying).
    Now, when I put my hands over a keyboard, I don't need to look down anymore to look for a key.
  • 4
    I can do that for a few years now. Learned it by just typing loads and loads, i haven't looked at my keyboard in weeks now I think 😅
  • 1
    Play video games.
  • 1
    Try typeracer. It really helped me.
  • 2
    That requires « muscle memory », so you will need time. Make sure your fingers are placed correctly on the keyboard, and look at your screen when typing, if you can’t find a key look at your keyboard.
  • 0
    @adempus
    Actually I have started doing it already .
    This rant and all of the comments have been typed blindly.
  • 0
    It's just training. You might want to try this https://www.typingclub.com
  • 1
    @GarreauArthur This. You gotta position your hands correctly. Feel those two central marked keys.
  • 0
    I actually dunno anymore... It seems I semi-look maybe.

    But today when I was on my PC I noticed the S key's letter was pretty much gone so I'm pretty sure I no longer really look at the keys when I type... I think
  • 4
    I think it went naturally. I never thought about it, but one day i realized i wasn't looking at the keyboard anymore. Mostly being a guitarist helped me getting more speed and precision with my fingers... I guess.
  • 1
    I personally found 'typing master' a good software. It also has practices for blind typing. I used it when I wanted to learn typing
  • 0
    It's all talent and sweat.
  • 0
    Das Keyboard offers blank key ones
  • 1
    I can too, but it usually rnds kunf tvis
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