At 12/13/13 04:45 AM, slugrail wrote:
Eggy so you're from NG! That's basically how I've been typing all my life! My father always told me to use the conventional WASD + JIKL hand layout when I was a kid but it was too hard for my small hands so I've been typing like you for my entire computing life :/
I've never though about how I type. But you got me analyzing that. This is what I've learned.
I never use the following fingers:
1) Thumb on the right hand.
2) Pinky on the right hand.
The following fingers have only one use:
1) Thumb on the left hand - space.
2) Pinky on the left hand - shift.
I memorize how to type each word separately, but I quickly learn how to type new words. If the word contains 3 keys that go in a row on the same line, then I press those keys with one hand using index, middle and ring fingers.
My keyboard's keys are not flat. They actually need to be pressed, with a distinguishable force, and they produce clunky sounds. These sounds are the only reason why I refused to use my new keyboard - I like to turn up loud classical music and then I compete with it by trying to type louder than it plays. Insane speed involved.
About typing text - I memorized QWERTY layout, but it seems I'm afraid to make errors when I type blindly, while looking away into the source text. So I take my time at first, and gradually speed up (to a great extent), then abruptly slow way down as soon as I meet a new very difficult or unusual word. When I make a mistake, I can feel it, so I then look at what I typed and correct myself. Nonetheless, blind typing does not change my typing technique in any way.