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View Poll Results: Do you look at the keys when you type?
Under 40 Yes 4 5.80%
Under 40 No 38 55.07%
Over 40 Yes 8 11.59%
Over 40 No 18 26.09%
42 keys but you're question ain't one 1 1.45%
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:30 PM
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IMO, most people voting 'no' here should really be voting yes. I'm in a different league since I have the !@#$%^&*() symbols memorized, as well as Cyrillic and the Dvorak layouts.

If you can't type perfectly on a blank keyboard without fumbling around to start, you really should be voting 'yes.'
well, aren't you special. I vote how I want. try and stop me.
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and CS, how often does dvorak really show up IRL....
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They don't teach typing skills in Australia?
In Australia, the keyboards are upside down.
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related, watching someone work in excel with excessive use of the mouse. e.g. avoiding simple keyboard combos like ctrl-c/v but use the menus to copy/paste
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I look down to get started because I never learned to use the home row properly but other than that I don't need to look at the keys.
This. I have to look every so often to stay in the right position.
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i look at the keys. not all the time but most of the time. never took a typing/keyboarding class. never cared to train in on it.

there are some things I can do where I dont have to look. like i just did that last sentence entirely without looking. but I look pretty frequently.
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I don't. I even use a blank keyboard, so it wouldn't help if I looked.

I made it a point to master touch typing in my 20s though. Most kids learn keyboarding in elementary school, but it's not strictly enforced after maybe 10 hours or so of training. I think most millennials can sort of do it, meaning they have to look prior to typing, but once they get a few keystrokes down, they can stop looking. However, I do notice they tend to use improper fingerings, like hitting the 6 key with their left index finger when it should be their right - people who do this haven't really mastered touch typing.

a blank keyboard? is that what i think it is and what is the point?
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This. I have to look every so often to stay in the right position.
Don’t most people use the little bumps on the F and J keys to rest their index fingers? I never need to look down to make sure I am in the right position because I always keep my index fingers on those keys.

Looking at the keyboard for some of the symbols is understandable, though. I have a hard time remembering where } vs ] are, since I rarely use either, and also |.
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Donít most people use the little bumps on the F and J keys to rest their index fingers? I never need to look down to make sure I am in the right position because I always keep my index fingers on those keys.

Looking at the keyboard for some of the symbols is understandable, though. I have a hard time remembering where } vs ] are, since I rarely use either, and also |.
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I don't. I even use a blank keyboard, so it wouldn't help if I looked.

I made it a point to master touch typing in my 20s though. Most kids learn keyboarding in elementary school, but it's not strictly enforced after maybe 10 hours or so of training. I think most millennials can sort of do it, meaning they have to look prior to typing, but once they get a few keystrokes down, they can stop looking. However, I do notice they tend to use improper fingerings, like hitting the 6 key with their left index finger when it should be their right - people who do this haven't really mastered touch typing.
If you can type correctly without looking, even if it's the wrong finger for the key, I think you get a pass on touch typing. Hitting the 6 key with the right index finger is near impossible with a split key keyboard. I also hit the backspace with my right ring finger rather than my right pinky. Doesn't mean I can't touch type. Just means my pinky is too d@^^ short.
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