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No, it was when in order to not jam physical keys, the arm and head had to come from as opposing sides of the bar as possible. However, it is not the defacto standard for keyboards, and is the default method taught. Now that there is no physical imitation, Several methods or layouts have evolved that can boost one's typing speed. DVORAK is one such key ...


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I suggest you install WorkRave on your computer and follow its directions/guidelines. Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. The program runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows. ...


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I am also a programmer but with relatively less experience than you. I also still cannot touch type. I earlier tried practicing it several time but gave up. But then I realized touch typing doesn't matters at all. Am I a bad hire just because I peek at keyboard sometime while typing? Assuming you are a programmer, programmers spend much more time thinking ...


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Have you considered "cross-training"? Practicing something else that requires similar movements, such as playing the piano for instance? In running, you are adviced to switch it up with other sports if you plateau. I think the same might be beneficial here. When I first learned touch, I managed to go pretty fast from the get-go, and I accredit that to my ...


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I have a somewhat unconventional answer from a previous similar question. I'm going to offer an adage from the context of playing music: To go fast you have to slow down! You slow way down to super slow motion and practice efficient motion and releasing any tension you might have in your arms and body. There is a certain amount of retraining and ...


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Two aspects of your questions needs to be addressed before actually answering your question: typing method keyboard arrangement Choosing a typing method Efficient or typing speed depends on the method of typing. If you aim at using touch typing, you are kind of "locked" to placing your fingers over the home row keys, i.e. "asdf" and "jkl;". If using ...


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I literally don't know anyone of my generation who uses the Home Keys as such. My mother does, but my friends all grew up with computers so we just kinda know the layout. In my case, the thumb and first two fingers definitely do most of the work — probably the ring finger does the least — but if you're familiar with the layout, you'll be able to type just as ...


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It is difficult to say how long it will take you to learn to touch type at a reasonable speed, since everyone is different. I began touch typing in my teens, and now average between 80-90 wpm (about 8 years experience). When I started, I stopped typing using the hunt and peck method, and started touch typing exclusively which meant that all my typing was ...


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I suggest you to try a typing tutor, for example, www.typingstudy.com . They have US qwerty as well as other keyboard layouts there. 26WPM really should be incr


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Actual semi-scientific measurements (I'm not sure there has been a detailed scientific study) show speeds that are in the ~70-90% of the speed range for experienced touch-screen users vs. experienced physical keyboard users. For example this one in which the author (using a consistent application) claims 63 or 75 WPM on iPhone and iPad virtual keyboards vs. ...


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Maybe the "DataHand" is something for you? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DataHand I haven't personally ever seen one, and also am not sure if you can use it while walking, but assume it could be possible.


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This works fairly well for me. You can use any text as basis of your test: http://www.keyhero.com/custom-typing-test/ Here are some I've saved: Just numbers Special characters and numbers (in groups of four) Just special characters (in groups of five) I've used http://www.dave-reed.com/Nifty/randSeq.html to generate a sequence of special characters in ...



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