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kind-queen-6796

01/07/2021, 3:43 PM
I learned a really useful life skill in December - touch typing. I think all of us here can benefit from it. There's just a few resources I used to do so - typingclub.com for the actual touch typing training and keybr.com along with 10fastfingers.com to train on random words. (No need to pay for anything you can ignore the subscription prompts on typingclub) Went from ~50wpm looking at the keyboard most of the time to about ~95wpm and not looking at the keyboard at all. Took me about 3 weeks to fully build new muscle memory with an hour of practise each day. I highly recommend it.
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magnificent-solstice-42554

01/07/2021, 3:48 PM
How old is too old for touch typing? Asking for a friend.
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kind-queen-6796

01/07/2021, 3:49 PM
What does your friend mean?
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magnificent-solstice-42554

01/07/2021, 3:50 PM
Can someone who hasn't been touch-typing for 20+ years master it now?
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kind-queen-6796

01/07/2021, 3:51 PM
Yep, easily. It's just a matter of building new muscle memory. I was doing 16wpm when I started but the speed rapidly increased within weeks.
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magnificent-solstice-42554

01/07/2021, 3:52 PM
Cool. Will ask my friend to give it a try 😀
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kind-queen-6796

01/07/2021, 3:54 PM
This is how much my average speed increased in the last couple of weeks.
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magnificent-solstice-42554

01/07/2021, 3:55 PM
Nice. Are these stats generated by the site?
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kind-queen-6796

01/07/2021, 3:58 PM
Yep! both typingclub and keybr will generate these stats as you keep training. It's a nice motivator.
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strong-optician-91782

01/07/2021, 4:05 PM
Congrats on the improvement and thanks for sharing. I will start it soon.
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swift-pilot-25722

01/07/2021, 5:09 PM
nice meta skill & resources! speed-reading is another good one
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acceptable-flag-71699

01/07/2021, 5:38 PM
Does faster wpm typing help in programming?
I feel it might coorelate negatively
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broad-receptionist-41400

01/07/2021, 5:48 PM
I guess If you are fluent in whatever stack you are working on, you can churn out code much faster as there's less thinking, researching and more writing involved.
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gray-bird-14941

01/08/2021, 3:32 AM
I wanted to start learning as this would be helpful throughout life. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the improvement 🔥
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many-finland-41873

01/08/2021, 3:56 AM
I’ve bookmarked all these sites, currently at 60wpm. I need to up my typing (and reading) speeds 😄
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kind-queen-6796

01/08/2021, 4:47 AM
I'm not a programmer but I write a lot (product management, documentation, taking live notes during research and also journaling). Also if you're a programmer a tool called espanso.org might be really useful for you.
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crooked-ghost-83128

01/08/2021, 7:43 AM
I learned touch typing from
type.fu
chrome app reached to 70-90 from 20 what matters most is cautious practice (you can touch type using wrong shift keys 😄 so you have to be cautious which shift key you are using)
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creamy-dawn-73235

01/08/2021, 12:26 PM
Congrats and thanks for sharing! This gave me motivation to start. atm 11wpm😁
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calm-gigabyte-36239

01/11/2021, 7:26 AM
any programmer who mastered touch-typing? typing words is easy for me but it's quite difficult to train for the coding symbols, brackets etc.
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kind-queen-6796

01/12/2021, 6:22 AM
@calm-gigabyte-36239 training for the special characters was the toughest, but it is doable. typing club has lessons for that too.
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calm-gigabyte-36239

01/12/2021, 4:53 PM
@kind-queen-6796 thanks for moral support. I tried many times but didn't stick to the schedule. how much did you practice everyday and how long did it take to touch typing code
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kind-queen-6796

01/13/2021, 1:00 PM
About 2 hours/day for a week, then I just naturally started touch typing. It's only the muscle memory that needs to be built.