Speed counter for regular typing.

By mattman2255 - updated: 3 weeks, 1 day ago - 8 messages

This is probably a strange request. But I'm looking for some kind of program where I can type something out off my head, hit enter and then see how fast I typed it. I'm just interested to know how fast I type off my head compared to in these tests. any insight will be appreciated!
By liluglymane - posted: 1 month, 1 week ago

That sounds pretty challenging to implement because of how the accuracy component plays into the speed calculation. I think this website counts every 5 keystrokes as a word. But if you're just typing your stream of consciousness without a given text to compare for accuracy, it could very well be gibberish awoehialskdnaslxkjamsldkaxkdmaldaskmd;as and it would just be measuring how quickly you can hit a key.

You may want to check out typings.gg, typing website that lets you type out a random string of words. I know it's not really what you're requesting but the source code is posted on github, so if you're a programmer you may be able to fork it and build the test you're looking for. Just speculating, but since the website already has a "word bank" of real words, it may not be too hard to modify for your purposes.

Another option is to make a custom typing test on this website, maybe just copy some phrase from your memory that you won't need to read the screen to re-type accurately and that could sort of mimic what you're looking for.

I think it's a really cool idea. Just be careful about installing any software that logs your keystrokes. It could be used to grab your passwords and bank info.
Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
By ryannathan - posted: 1 month, 1 week ago

I'd try working the opposite from usual. Set a time and time as much as you can in a minute, or thirty seconds or something and then it's easy to figure out how many WPM you typed based on that.
By isotrex - posted: 1 month, 1 week ago

Another tip, try typing an essay in a word document time yourself and look for the word count. Try to limit yourself at least 250 words. As for guide questions, you can look for IELTS writing test questions. Here's an example for writing task 2 in the exam:

Some people say that the only reason for learning a foreign language is in order to travel to or work in a foreign country. Others say that these are not the only reasons why someone should learn a foreign language.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
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There are many topics like globalization, environment, economics, e-commerce, etc. It's so broad that you might want a guide question. That way you will be guided and your thoughts will be focused on one topic. Unless you just want to make a diary or journal.
By mattman2255 - posted: 1 month, 1 week ago

Hey thanks for the replies everyone. I suppose I'll probably go with the brute force route of typing in a certain amount of time; using that time and the number of words that I ended up typing to work out the wpm. I don't have any coding skills unfortunately so that route is out. (lol rhyme.) I'm not fantastic at math either but this seems simple enough lol
By ardorfang_dv - posted: 1 month ago

https://thepracti...

I think this fits what you are looking for.
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