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Can you touch type?

Yes.
8 (47.1%)
No.
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Re: Can you touch type?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2020, 11:19:05 PM »
Interesting how many fingers do you use?

Not sure, Im not actually paying attention, but probably all 10 on a keyboard and my thumbs on mobile.
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Re: Can you touch type?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2020, 11:26:50 PM »
I cannot.
With such an attitude  :)

There are professional piano players with chubby hands.

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Re: Can you touch type?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2020, 11:34:42 PM »
The way I learned it... Even though I still have a way to go.

Just force yourself not to look at the keyboard. You'll get the hang of it sooner or later.

I can do Hebrew and English.

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Re: Can you touch type?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2020, 11:37:35 PM »
Just force yourself not to look at the keyboard. You'll get the hang of it sooner or later.
And never jump back to your older faster method. Even especially for that 'one small line'

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Re: Can you touch type?
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2020, 11:57:39 PM »
With such an attitude  :)

There are professional piano players with chubby hands.

It didn't sound like chubby hands was the issue, but rather having to hold them close together coming from relatively wide apart, hence the ergonomic keyboard solution.

On my desktop I've been using ergonomic keyboards for as long as I can remember.
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Re: Can you touch type?
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2020, 01:22:49 AM »
Yes. I can touch type pretty rapidly in English, and at a slowish but manageable speed in Hebrew. However, most of my typing involves thinking first, so I am generally slowed by my brain.

(My brain works extremely quickly. I just usually type really, really smart stuff, so even my quick brain takes time to perfect the words of wisdom that I impart. Oh, and did I mention my superior humility?)
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Re: Can you touch type?
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2020, 08:47:30 AM »
It didn't sound like chubby hands was the issue, but rather having to hold them close together coming from relatively wide apart, hence the ergonomic keyboard solution.
Exactly.