Typing tips, how to make type faster and master the keyboard

1) Accuracy

I had been trying to improve my speed for months and I was not seeing much improvement. Once I slowed down and started being more accurate instead of trying to type faster I started seeing an increase in my typing speed. I feel more in control as well. I still have a way to go for my personal goal but am pleased to see that I am now improving and relaxing more.
Learn to be accurate first then improve speed. Because if you make mistakes all the time the longer it will take you to type. Every time you backspace takes longer than if you slow down just a tad so you can type accurately. I still makes a lot of mistakes but I realize when I slow down to be accurate I actually tend to type slightly faster.

2) Practice

For new typists: Practice. Get used to the home keys work to the point where you do not need to look at both what you are typing, or your fingers on the keyboard.

For advanced typists: Practice. Develop muscle memory for typing certain types of commonly used letter parings. Identify the combinations of letters for certain words that give you trouble and practice typing them in particular to the point where you no longer need to think when doing so.
My tip to improve your typing speed is to not only practice often, but practice correctly. Try to get rid of bad typing habits and replace them with good ones. For example, you should use every single finger when typing instead of relying on the use of fingers with which you're most comfortable. Full utilization of both hands is necessary to achieve your highest typing potential.

3) Stretching

When my wrists get stiff from typing, I grab my fingers with one hand and stretch out my arm to full length and pull on my fingers back slowly. I then, stretch my fingers by opening and closing them, bend my hands back and forth, and rotate my wrists.
if you feel a little sore on the fingers or knuckles, just put your arms up high, and wriggle your fingers (only do this if your fingers feel sore. ) and if your knuckles hurt just put your left hand into a fist and do the same with the right. With the bottom of your left fist, tap the knuckles on your right hand and vice versa.

4) Know your keyboard

My tip to improve your typing speed is to feel for the "F" and the "J". As most know, those are the letters you feel for first on the keyboard. As time goes by, and you learn how to type without looking, you will not even really have to "feel" for the "F" and the "J" you will just learn the keyboard.
It is also important to familiarize yourself with the keyboard you are using. - This is essential as, if you can map the keyboard out in your mind, you wont need to look away from the screen to locate the key you need. This would also minimize time spent between getting your many thoughts onto the screen before loosing them (again).
If you are typing 60 wpm or higher, and want to get better, and not get carpal tunnel: buy a mechanical keyboard. I use red switch that I bought for both gaming/typing, and after an hour of typing, my fingers still feel fine. I wouldn't recommend red for most typists--It doesn't have the feedback that other switch types have, and takes a while to get used to not bottoming out the keys all the time.

5) Rhythm

What is important is developing a rhythm, not to hurry, but to be accurate, first-priority. Speed comes naturally with practice and time. Further, one must push one's self to perform better, but acknowledging that efficiency only is established, along with effectiveness. In closing, one must learn to type only what one sees/reads; never change the words, unless, of course, it is an editing ... exercise/test. One only types what one sees or reads!

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Touch typing

Touch typing is typing without looking at the keyboard. The idea is to teach your fingers the location of each keys. The F and J keys have a raised bar or a dot allowing your finger to identify them. Once you have placed your two indexes on those keys, the other fingers are placed on the keys next to them.

In order to type fast you have to be careful about which finger to use to press a key. Take a look at the drawing below. Each color match a finger. For example the left index is light green and has to type only the light green keys.

typing test tips

Certain keys are special. ASDF and JKL; are the base positions for your fingers.Your fingers go from the base position to the key that you want to press.

A good first thing to do when your learn touch typing is to memorize the keyboard and create a mental map of the associated fingers. You have to be able to press any key without even thinking. For example if I say C you have to think move the middle finger down and press C instantly. You can only achieve this through practice. You have to build up the muscle memory of each fingers.

Key ideas

* Place your indexes on F and J
* A key has to pressed by the same finger all the time
* Don't look at the keyboard, your eyes should always look at the screen
* Go practice!

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User tips

cheryltypes 5 months, 3 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...stop to take a breath and then stand up to stretch my body and fingers out.

greb 5 months, 3 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...smash them as HARD as I can with a hammer. You may wonder why I do this....I wonder too.

cheryltypes 5 months, 3 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...do stretch exercises with my fingers and hands. This is important to do a few times a day whether it's hurting or not, to try to prevent any pain.

hahaimkindabadatthis 5 months, 3 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... slam my fingers down harder and get frustrated because my wpm is falling and so is my accuracy, this does not end until I finally realize my shoulders are sore from tensing and have to move on to the work I'm actually supposed to be doing.

tickledadon 6 months, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... just go to sleep or make something to eat, and then come back and either type more or play the game.

yakobu 6 months, 1 week ago
I am typing with a Colemak DH layout on a OLKB Planck Rev 6 with MT3 keycaps and Boba U4 silent tactile switches, modded with 55g 16mm springs.

user90632 6 months, 2 weeks ago
It's now January 23, 2022, and my typing speed has improved just a little bit. My average most of the time is 90 wpm or even higher, but if I train too much my fingers start hurting. It's probably Carpal Tunnel, but oh well, sacrifices are a must if you want to improve something.

018246 6 months, 2 weeks ago
In the recent months you may feel like your typing speed has declined. Maybe it has, but the cold really slows you down. The colder it is the longer your "warm up" is going to take. Recently it's been taking me 8-10 tests before I feel like my fingers have thawed out.

zoebug.123 6 months, 2 weeks ago
I think this is a good website for tipping for kids teenagers and adults it helps with improving your tipping speed and being correct and if you want to put your own quote to in spier people and this is a kid tipping this actually an 11-year-old to about turn 12 and its pretty nice to type every day.

shuvo101102 6 months, 3 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is nothing but practice. in my initial stage, i was very much focus to keep my accuracy level minimum more than 90. it worked alhamdulillah.keep practising is one of the most key to upgarde both the acuracy and increase speed level.

thebombuknow 7 months ago
The best way to improve typing speed is to work on accuracy first, speed later. You can be the fastest typist in the world, but if you continuously make mistakes, you won’t get anywhere.

unskilled_typer 7 months ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is that my typing is not yet improving since I only been here for a couple of days trying to practice touchtyping.

peach_purple 7 months, 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to focus on your typing. If you are a beginner please don't put your attention in your words per minute. Focus on your accuracy. Your wpm will come if you master your accuracy. :3

flsi_pt_de 7 months, 3 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to train and practice hard. Focus will also help as normally too much noise or distraction do not allow me to go fast and increase my number off errors...

flsi_pt_de 7 months, 3 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I try to relax them by holding a cup of coffee and by walking a bit in my room!

localbisexual 7 months, 4 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is slowing down. As counterproductive as it may seem, slowing down helps improve your accuracy, which almost directly correlates to your speed. Don't believe me? Check the statistics beneath the quote.