Turn Yourself Into A Typing Guru With These 11 Live Hacks
In 1868, more than 150 years ago, the first commercial typewriter was created. Make you just imagine how much time you could save if you could type faster. Record for typing the english alphebet from A to Z is now 1.36sec.
Here are 11 hacks that can turn you into the typing guru you have always wanted to be.
1. Assign keys to different fingers
Make sure you assigning keys to different fingers, that will save you so much time since you will not be able to move your hand too much around the keyboard and it will always be easy to reach the keys.
2. You can now place your left hand over the keys A, S, D, and F.
Without moving your hand too much this will help you reach the keys on the left side of the keyboard easily.
3. Make sure you place your right hand over the keys J, K, L, and ;.
Without moving your hand too much this will help you reach the keys on the right side of the keyboard easily.
4. Use all 10 fingers.
Using your 10 fingers it will allow you to type faster, since you will be able to keep your palms in the same position and move your fingers.
5. Slide your fingers across the keyboard.
Make sure you Slide your fingers across the keyboard, instead of lifting them to reach the keys, will help you finish your sentences quicker.
6. Make sure you use your thumbs to press the space bar.
You should only use your thumbs on the space bar and it should always be on top of it, so you are always ready to use it.
7. Use a color coded keyboard
You can use a color-coded keyboard will help you move your fingers around the keyboard and easily realize which section should belong to which finger.
8. Make sure you don’t look at the keys, to train your muscle memory.
Try not to look at the keyboard when typing, you will help your brain learn where the keys are placed without looking at them, this will save you a lot of time.
9.You Learn the keyboard shortcuts.
This will save you time since you will only need the keyboard to do them, without the use of a mouse.
10. Make sure you keep a 45-70 cm (18-28 in) distance between your eyes and the screen.
Keeping this distance will allow you to have a wider view of everything that is happening in front of you. And you will be able to see the screen and where your hands are placed around the keyboard.
11. You can write the assigned keys on the backs of your fingers.
You can write the assigned keys on the backs of your fingers, If you don’t have a colored keyboard and in case you keep forgetting which keys should be used by which fingers, you could always write the corresponding keys on the theks of your fingers.
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