Typing experts

Anyone there ?

15 messages
27/08/2012 at 09:37

Why when I attempt to type without looking at the keyboard do I type teh rather than the ?

27/08/2012 at 09:39

Because you've not got autocorrect on?

27/08/2012 at 09:39

Whats autocorrect ? and how do I get it ?

27/08/2012 at 10:30

You probably need a neurologist to explain it rather than a typist.  I assume you're going left index, right index, left middle, so you're trying to coordinate fingers that are two centimeters apart on the keyboard, but at least a couple of meters of nerve length apart.  I get 'hte' a lot too.  Always get the 't' and the 'e' the right way, because that's simple ordering down that arm - just timing the 'h' in between that's sometimes off.

I hate autocorrect!  I know when I've typed something wrongly and immediatly, automatically backspace, by which time autocorrect has corrected the word and I'm halfway through deleting the correction!  That's irritating!

PSC    pirate
27/08/2012 at 10:30

I hope you drive an automatic...

27/08/2012 at 10:33

You don't ever grind a gear?  

27/08/2012 at 17:18
In the olden days as a typist you would soon stop common errors like that as every time you would have to manually correct in a laborious fashion, or start that sheet again. The 'problem' now is that there is not so much incentive to work on correcting repeated errors with autocorrect etc.
Do you two-finger type looking away from the keyboard, or place all fingers in the traditional typing fashion? I can type 'properly' and often get 'or' reversed as in storke instead of stroke - different hand for each of the incorrect letters. Someone ages ago said it was something to do with the fact that whichever side of the brain controls typing has to send a message to each side of the body and one will process marginally faster so one comes slightly faster so they type out of order. No idea if that stands up to scrutiny.

Either way, typing on an iPad screws up everything!
27/08/2012 at 17:34

Don't know...I've tried it a few times and can't make my fingers type it wrong...you need to send your fingers to the naughty step until they realise the consequences of their actions and promise not to do it again.

27/08/2012 at 18:05
CazSoul wrote (see)

Don't know...I've tried it a few times and can't make my fingers type it wrong...you need to send your fingers to the naughty step until they realise the consequences of their actions and promise not to do it again.

I like THE above explanation THE most !

27/08/2012 at 18:23

Because you typed the e before the h.

27/08/2012 at 19:37

I never have autocorrect switched on. You need to type more slowly and make sure you do t h e in turn, then speed up once you've mastered it ...

... a bit like tweaking your technique at swimming before speed training.

27/08/2012 at 19:48

S o u n d s   l i k e    t h e    P i t m a n s  m e t h o d   t  o   m e .

 

27/08/2012 at 21:06

Have you tried placing your forefingers fingers on the guide ridges - f and j?  First steps to touch typing.

27/08/2012 at 22:20

because you are a crap typist

28/08/2012 at 10:00

or your left middle finger is sometimes in a bit of a rush


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