Is everyone able to type without looking the keyboard?

By sasha3 - updated: 1 week, 6 days ago - 109 messages

i can never do that -.-
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By skatoulaki - posted: 6 years, 2 months ago

I've been typing for a lot of years and have worked in jobs where typing is one of my main job duties for the last 20 years. In fact, I type so much that most of the letters are rubbed off my keyboard, so it's a good thing I can type without looking at the keys;)

Don't worry, it will happen! Just keep on practicing. You'll find someday that looking at the keyboard will cause you to make mistakes! Once your fingers learn the keys, they'll know where to go. It becomes almost like reading; some words your hand will type before you even know it's typing it--similar to the way our eyes skim past simple, common words like "the" and "and"--let your fingers do the typing;)
By luciazandanel - posted: 6 years, 2 months ago

Everyone can. (my first language is spanish, sorry for the mistakes). You have to feel the keyboard. There are two little marks in the f and the j, they help you to know where are you while typing without looking the keyboard. And every single button must be touched with a special finger. See the next image:

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By rusty_one2 - posted: 6 years, 2 months ago

You can do it! I taught myself when I was 12. Highest speed 105 when I was in high school. Haven't done much typing in years though. Trying to hold on to 65 now.
By school_rocks75 - posted: 6 years, 2 months ago

With enough practice, anyone can type without looking at the keyboard, which is the main objective of touch-typing. I learned to touch-type when I was eight years old with rigid training from my father who is a computer engineer. Now I am thirteen and my speed is still no further than 95 WPM which is the fastest that I've gone. Anyway, good luck to you on training yourself in touch-typing!
By justcallmemouth - posted: 6 years, 2 months ago

I don't even know when I learned to type without looking at the keyboard. I've been typing for so long, it's just natural for me to type without looking down at my fingers. I think, probably, around ten or eleven. But, I can't put a certain date on it.
By faithfracture - posted: 6 years, 1 month ago

I can't look at my keyboard when I type. I have my layout set to DVORAK, but the keys are all labeled normal, so looking doesn't help at all.
By berseri93 - posted: 6 years, 1 month ago

I tend to glance down every now and then but I can go a good while without looking.
By malevolarky - posted: 6 years, 1 month ago

I do not look at the keyboard, or at the text that my keystrokes are producing. When I am thinking it up as I go I usually just stare into space...
By user45043 - posted: 6 years, 1 month ago

I could never do it
By silentleopard - posted: 6 years, 1 month ago

You can easily do it. Depending on how much time you spend on the computer, you can do it without looking. Some people may say they can never do it, but it surprising what happens when they try do it for the first time.'

Just keep believing.
By chdorb - posted: 6 years, 1 month ago

When I type on AZERTY, I look always the keyboard. Il learn new ergonomic keyboard layout and now I can type without looking.
Try the Dvorak keyboard layout, which is easy to learn and more comfortable.
By camboy1313 - posted: 6 years ago

Yeah you need to practice I've been lucky enough to go to a school at a young age that taught how to type with all fingers and not look at the keyboard but it takes practice look up some tutorials
By lordlucassen - posted: 6 years ago

I've been able to do it since 2009, probably because I've been using computers and typing in general for a long time. Sometimes I will glance the keyboard, but I generally don't look, especially when I'm taking a typing test here.
By user3810 - posted: 5 years, 12 months ago

I have to look at my keyboard when I type my password. It is important to be able to type without looking at the keyboard.
By user724289 - posted: 1 year ago

i am currently in year 8 (second year of high school) and I have got my typing speed up to around 40WPS on average and I have only been practicing for around 5 years.
By lonelyguy05 - posted: 1 year ago

Yes since high school :) just keep on practicing, someday you will :)
By tamalesrancheros - posted: 1 year ago

i used to go to a private school where it is mandatory for you to learn how use a proper typewriter. from 4th grade when i was 10 yo to 3th grado of secondary school (15 yo) i had classes to learn how to use them.

when i passed to highschool they get rid of the typewriter and let you use PCs and you have to use a program that helps you count how fast you were using the keyboard and how many mistakes you made. kind of like this site hahaha.

but all in all it was pretty fun. and yes they teached us to use the machine and the keyboard without lookin down at it.

TL, DR: yes i can do it , was teached to use it like that
By rhym3r - posted: 1 year ago

The only required typing practice for my K-12 education were a couple of games that we played a handful of times in elementary school (I still hunt and pecked) and a couple times in middle school.

I was probably only typing 20 WPM or so up until high school, when I started playing PC games... and then I got the hang of it pretty quickly! :D I tried switching to dvorak during my first year of college but wasn't patient enough lol
By user990432 - posted: 1 year ago

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By garciag42069101 - posted: 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I can but it was hard at first. You will get used to it. It will take a lot of practice for it. I have been typing for 12 years now.
By garciag42069101 - posted: 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I am in 9th grade and I can only get about 60 wps. I had trouble at first but it got really easy as I kept practicing. All you really have to do is practice and you can get up there.
By goshawk - posted: 7 months ago

What is this hp propoganda
By mastersteve - posted: 7 months ago

Just focus on getting a firm foundation to your typing form. I am by no means spectacular myself, but when I first started when I was very young to satiate my curiosity the main point I would say to drive is to simply learn the keyboard. You'll find the lessons here will have you repetitively using a series of 2-3 characters, and that's the best way to learn at first. Typing entire words before you know where the keys are will not yield you much result in the beginning, so you want to spend your earliest time on finding your posture, where your fingers go, which fingers you use for which keys, and so on. Once you get to the point where you don't have to look at the keys to go through the different home row lessons and so on, then the sky is your limit. Practice will be your only obstacle then.
By joyjoy - posted: 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Easy peasy.. you just have to learn the technique
By user900958 - posted: 6 months, 3 weeks ago

its impossible to learn when youre old. My speed this way is 7 while using 2 fingers its 50
By ogno72 - posted: 6 months, 3 weeks ago

What is your definition of old?
By sowz - posted: 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I only look at the keyboard when spelling an unfamiliar, lengthy, or challenging word. Very rarely do I need to look at the keyboard.
I type faster actually when I don't.
My hand positioning may not even be textbook-middle-school-computer class (or maybe it is) but it's effective :)
By bitbat - posted: 6 months, 2 weeks ago

It's good.60 wpm is a good speed for touch typing, in fact that is probably the speed of a professional.
By plex_is_better - posted: 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Honestly, it's something that you need to do with practice. I've been typing since I was in 2nd grade, so I've been able to do it with ease ever since. At that time, I averaged 80 WPM without looking, in middle school I could average around a 120, and in high school I am currently averaging a 130. It's all down to how much you type and how much you practice. Remember the home row keys, and just allow your fingers to glide across the keyboard without even having to think.
By sirtulip - posted: 6 months, 1 week ago

I am very proud to say that, yes I can!
Actually more impressive is when I can read a piece of paper, type it out, and not look at the screen and still make no mistakes. No one notices this but me but I'm proud of myself :)
By mrmugwump - posted: 6 months, 1 week ago

As far as I can tell, there are no mistakes in your English. The only thing I could think of is your use of "special finger". "Particular finger" might be better.
By weesin - posted: 3 months ago

When I learned to type in school, we were all given pieces of heavy cloth material to drape over our hands and keyboards while we typed - although I was super irritated by that at the time, I truly believe it helped me learn to type as it kept me from being able to look down to see the keys. It forced me to learn to memorize the proper finger placement and key strokes. Good luck to you. You'll get it with enough practice!
By jscribner2000 - posted: 3 months ago

I mess up if I look. I just read the words and my fingers type. If I try and think about where the letters are on the keyboard or if I look at they keyboard I'll mess up 100% of the time. In order to look and not mess up, I have to go super slow. If I don't even think about it and just let my fingers type then I do really well.
By kawara26 - posted: 2 months, 1 week ago

I don't look at the keyboard at all unless it's a very special key that I don't remember...
By skegg - posted: 2 months, 1 week ago

I've been using PCs on a regular basis since ever, so I don't usually have to look. The only exception to the rule is when I write characters that I won't usually use, such as "[". I would simply suggest to practice more. Go write some stories, type away on this site or chat with people more often.
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By fefcas - posted: 2 months, 1 week ago

Use a typing tutor program, there are many free ones. You go practicing small groups of keys, after some 2 or 3 weeks you can get muscle memory of all the positions. Then you will practice more and more, after one month you will get amazed with your automatic skill to type without looking at the keyboard.

ps.: my first suggestion is to take a look at Klavaro touch typing program.
By harlekein - posted: 2 months, 1 week ago

Get a keyboard and blank keycaps.
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By 10vingers - posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

What is old? I started to learn touch typing a half year ago at age 55. I "peak and hunted" around 44 wpm at 10FF and when I knew all the keys 2 months later I started to touch type with 16 WPM. Now some 4 months later I have a High score of 65 WPM at 10FF and in general type text around 45 WPM. I still practise daily for 15 minutes or so with some text and some speed tests. And I setup a website where I try to write at least 2 stupid articles of 400 words or more every week. Just for practising real text: https://10vingers.nl

I'm not improving a lot at the moment but maybe a couple of words per minute per month. My goal is to easily type text (the whole keyboard, so also all characters like {}|\ etc) with 75 WPM. I think it will take a lot of time, maybe a year or so.

Interested in people that started say at 40+ and how they improved over time. Let me know.
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