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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 agree, slow down and fix any techniques to speed up. It sounds like you need to work on your accuracy. A simple "Proper typing technique" Google search will teach you tons. An ergonomic or mechanical keyboard can help relieve some of the strain on your hands as well so you can hold a consistent speed. On mechanical keyboards it takes less force to type so ...


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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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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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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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90+ words per minute is WAY higher than most people, the best of the business tend to max out around 120 words per minute. That said there might be ways to improve... Equipment Equipment is important, a crummy soft touch is going to slow you down. Getting a really nice mechanical keyboard won't require you to fully depress the key allowing you to move on ...



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