Are you using the most efficient typing technique or are your fingers jumping all over the keyboard? If it’s the latter, I implore you – there is a better way. Your arms don’t have to be tired after typing for ten minutes, and you just might finish that novel before the end of the decade. See these finger movement diagrams form Weather Sealed if you don’t believe me.
The above shows the amount of finger movement with the two-fingered peck. The thicker the line, the more your fingers travel to and from the end points.
Here’s the diagram for touch typing, the beginner technique that you learn from Mavis Beacon. You always return to that home row in the middle.
Forget the return home, and you’re a typing wizard.
See the diagrams for all the other techniques over on Weather Sealed.
In other news, I just found out Mavis Beacon isn’t even a real person. What the heck? I feel cheated.
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This is interesting. I’d like to see the same thing on Dvorak layout as well.
+1 on the Dvorak request.
+1 That’s the first thing I thought, too.
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And for the azerty-keyboard?
personally i use touch typing and find it very helpful. however never really thought about it in this way and the pictures are very helpful to visualize the effort spent on typing
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OH GOD MY FINGERS ARE SO TIRED FROM THE EXTRA INCH AND A HALF OF MOVEMENT WHILE TYPING
Nah, I type with my right thumb and the first two fingers on each hand. But that’s because I broke eight of my fingers as a kid and they’re crooked now :P I can’t say that I’ve experienced fatigue from typing. Just how out of shape do you have to be for that?
Fatigue is only part of it. The main point is efficiency. Obviously people who type with ten fingers the right way are going to type way more than those who type with two in an hour.
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