Typing tips, how to make type faster and master the keyboard

1) Accuracy

I had been trying to improve my speed for months and I was not seeing much improvement. Once I slowed down and started being more accurate instead of trying to type faster I started seeing an increase in my typing speed. I feel more in control as well. I still have a way to go for my personal goal but am pleased to see that I am now improving and relaxing more.
Learn to be accurate first then improve speed. Because if you make mistakes all the time the longer it will take you to type. Every time you backspace takes longer than if you slow down just a tad so you can type accurately. I still makes a lot of mistakes but I realize when I slow down to be accurate I actually tend to type slightly faster.

2) Practice

For new typists: Practice. Get used to the home keys work to the point where you do not need to look at both what you are typing, or your fingers on the keyboard.

For advanced typists: Practice. Develop muscle memory for typing certain types of commonly used letter parings. Identify the combinations of letters for certain words that give you trouble and practice typing them in particular to the point where you no longer need to think when doing so.
My tip to improve your typing speed is to not only practice often, but practice correctly. Try to get rid of bad typing habits and replace them with good ones. For example, you should use every single finger when typing instead of relying on the use of fingers with which you're most comfortable. Full utilization of both hands is necessary to achieve your highest typing potential.

3) Stretching

When my wrists get stiff from typing, I grab my fingers with one hand and stretch out my arm to full length and pull on my fingers back slowly. I then, stretch my fingers by opening and closing them, bend my hands back and forth, and rotate my wrists.
if you feel a little sore on the fingers or knuckles, just put your arms up high, and wriggle your fingers (only do this if your fingers feel sore. ) and if your knuckles hurt just put your left hand into a fist and do the same with the right. With the bottom of your left fist, tap the knuckles on your right hand and vice versa.

4) Know your keyboard

My tip to improve your typing speed is to feel for the "F" and the "J". As most know, those are the letters you feel for first on the keyboard. As time goes by, and you learn how to type without looking, you will not even really have to "feel" for the "F" and the "J" you will just learn the keyboard.
It is also important to familiarize yourself with the keyboard you are using. - This is essential as, if you can map the keyboard out in your mind, you wont need to look away from the screen to locate the key you need. This would also minimize time spent between getting your many thoughts onto the screen before loosing them (again).
If you are typing 60 wpm or higher, and want to get better, and not get carpal tunnel: buy a mechanical keyboard. I use red switch that I bought for both gaming/typing, and after an hour of typing, my fingers still feel fine. I wouldn't recommend red for most typists--It doesn't have the feedback that other switch types have, and takes a while to get used to not bottoming out the keys all the time.

5) Rhythm

What is important is developing a rhythm, not to hurry, but to be accurate, first-priority. Speed comes naturally with practice and time. Further, one must push one's self to perform better, but acknowledging that efficiency only is established, along with effectiveness. In closing, one must learn to type only what one sees/reads; never change the words, unless, of course, it is an editing ... exercise/test. One only types what one sees or reads!

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Touch typing

Touch typing is typing without looking at the keyboard. The idea is to teach your fingers the location of each keys. The F and J keys have a raised bar or a dot allowing your finger to identify them. Once you have placed your two indexes on those keys, the other fingers are placed on the keys next to them.

In order to type fast you have to be careful about which finger to use to press a key. Take a look at the drawing below. Each color match a finger. For example the left index is light green and has to type only the light green keys.

typing test tips

Certain keys are special. ASDF and JKL; are the base positions for your fingers.Your fingers go from the base position to the key that you want to press.

A good first thing to do when your learn touch typing is to memorize the keyboard and create a mental map of the associated fingers. You have to be able to press any key without even thinking. For example if I say C you have to think move the middle finger down and press C instantly. You can only achieve this through practice. You have to build up the muscle memory of each fingers.

Key ideas

* Place your indexes on F and J
* A key has to pressed by the same finger all the time
* Don't look at the keyboard, your eyes should always look at the screen
* Go practice!

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User tips

mthfckbsttyper... 1 day, 10 hours ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I take time to realise that I am tensed, and then relax. If your technique is correct your typing should be smooth, not painful. Be mindful of your typing, focus on accuracy

derailed_15 3 days, 17 hours ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I usually take a rest and then go around the company then practice again.

ianxayre 5 days, 17 hours ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I shove them up my hoes pussy for a little bit, get her to cum, then go back to typing tests.

iamadisri 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to try out random quotes until you find one where you score miserably. Take this quote and practice typing it till you can score at least your current average on it. Only then should you move on to the next quote.

spectrum760 1 week, 3 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... make sure to slap the nearest person to me to pop all my knuckles at once, and get a sick sense of enjoyment from their anguish

yandry91 1 week, 4 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I stop and stretch them for at least 1 minute. That help with tension in the muscles of your hands and also helps the circulation of your hands.

mthfckbsttyper... 2 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to focus on accuracy, and completely release any pressure you put on yourself to improve. I found once I let go of all the tensions and enjoyed the exercises, I naturally improved

masterslosey 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Just don't think about it. Thinking about it while typing is a distraction, it's an obstacle. Overthinking is a bad habit to get into.

notnegative 2 weeks, 5 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to just find some music that is fast paced, to your liking, and FUN! After you have found a catchy and fast tune you can start. You'll find your hands vibrating with restlessness. Next thing you know you'll be hitting high speeds and maybe high accuracy with it.

mark100 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Accuracy is most important factor in your fluency. Strive for accuracy.
I believe 80-85 is above average typing speed. You should have the ability to type with this speed for at least 30 min with more than 99.5 percent of accuracy.

kittie 2 weeks, 5 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I take my time and stretch my joints and fingers. I stand up and crack my knuckles.

leggo 3 weeks, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...

Continue to type as much as possible. If you find yourself lacking on a certain key, find some practice on that key. I personally do a little worse when I'm constantly shifting for the lower left side of my keyboard, and I'm working on that. After you know roughly what you're doing, practice without looking and build up via accuracy, and not speed. Remember that last part always.

wilrah 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... maintain a zen-like state of calm. Catch the fly with your perfectly calm, deliberate and lighteningly quick typing fingers.

kiran 1 month ago
When it comes to accuracy, I try to improve my touch typing. I focus on typing singular words, and improving my spelling. Since this site focuses on accuracy, I think it really has helped my typing. I've tried things like NitroType and etc, but they only helped with my typing speed (tapping the keys). So thanks to this site!

angelbot 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I keep typing because you learn from mistakes. Just look at my trend, it looks like a freaking mountain from all the drops, do I care? No.

layle 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... take a break. My fingers rarely if ever actually hurt after too much time on the keyboard, but if you happen to have it happen, honestly just take a break. Here's a tip, you can't hurt your fingers if all you're doing is watching YouTube, haha.