1.    04 May 2017 #1

    30 years and still a 2 fingered typist --should I learn the piano --!!


    Hi there
    I'm getting really embarassed now --I'm still after around 30 years still mainly using 2 fingers for typing and looking at the keyboard - even after 30 years

    Anyway easy way to start to start using keyboards properly - when I see some youngsters clicking away on them so fast - I'd still be 5 pages behind after they've completed their exercises.

    Perhaps I should start taking Piano Lessons to start learning to use all fingers.

    Any other 2-fingered typists here too !!!!

    Are there any Windows decent typist / keyboard exercises -- that's why I've posted here rather than in the "Chillout Room" area .

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    04 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
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    Jimbo, it isn't a matter of learning to use all fingers. It is a matter of knowing where to put those fingers. I'm the same as you, except it has probably been more than 30 years for me. If I knew of an easy way to learn how, I would be typing 95 correct words per minute. Unfortunately it is closer to 15.
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  3.    04 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
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    The thing that helped me was getting a split keyboard, I find it a far more natural way to type.



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  4.    04 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Here in the Store Jimbo...This is just one....there are another nine to choose from, just type Typing.
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  5.    04 May 2017 #5
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    I recall in junior high school that I had to sign up for a class and I took keyboarding. I honestly thought that it was a music class.

    I got into the classroom and was horrified to see rows of IBM Selectric II's. My only other option during this period was study hall and I didn't want that, so I just dealt with the class.

    In high school, I had to take 2 semesters of business typing. I thought to myself, what a waste of time, when am I going to really make use of this skill.

    Now in hindsight, my ability to type is the most used skill that I brought forth from school, aside maybe from spelling.

    I'm not the fastest typer in the world, but I sit around 70WPM from this test site.
    Typing Test - 1 Minute - The Typing Cat
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  6.    04 May 2017 #6
    Join Date : May 2017
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    30 yrs here 2 and i use 4 progressed from 2 whoop whoop
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  7.    04 May 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Brooklyn, NY
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    I learned in high school during my free periods using Mavis Beaking Typing Tutor.
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  8.    04 May 2017 #8

    Thanks everybody!!!

    at least I won't be bored for the next few months !!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9.    04 May 2017 #9
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    This one looks the best bet Jimbo 5 stars.....and its free if installed in next 14 days.
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  10.    04 May 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Thanks everybody!!!

    at least I won't be bored for the next few months !!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yes you will and be frustrated as well.
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