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This website called TypeRacer is one I've used to significantly increase my typing speed. It basically tracks your typing speed in a game format but requires you to type perfectly to advance. Rather, not my speed, but my accuracy. Once you get around 80-100wpm you start needing to be precise and perfect, the first time, to avoid all mistakes. It's hard to ...


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No, it is not. I've been typing Dvorak since 2000, and before switching I typed 70-90 wpm. Now I type 70-90 wpm. Switching was extraordinarily frustrating at first, and didn't bring any tangible benefits other than geek cred. My QWERTY typing suffered immediately, and while I can switch back and forth now and get up to reasonable speeds after 10 minutes, I ...


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Thanks to Syd Kerckhove's answer (which also contains very useful extensions), I found Firemacs (http://www.mew.org/~kazu/proj/firemacs/en/) , a Firefox Plugin which directly creates Emacs-like shortcuts in Firefox.


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For learning regular shorthand, you practice in stages: Master the symbols Translate reading/writing words Practice while watching tv or the like so you are used to working under speed For typing speed, consider entering these in a tool like TextExpander. This lets you type in the shorthand and have them expanded into English words. I hadn't heard of ...


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Standard? Probably not. But googling best way to map underscore key came up with a few good ones: SHIFT-SPACE hyphen left single quote (just to the left of the 1 key on my keyboard)


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Try Vimium, Vimperator or Pentadactyl They even use vim shortcuts.


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When I wanted to develop my typing skills I used TypingStudy, which was a great help. It also helps if you want to learn to type with Dvorak or Colemak properly. Let me know if it was useful for you too.


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I built this thing for myself in Python, and I like it better than anything I found online: from time import time def training(): test = 'ap, a[, a], a}, a{' # modify to whatever you want to practice print "Enter : {}".format(test) start = time() result = raw_input("Enter : ") if test == result: print 'Your time : ...



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