Formerly a qwerty "hunt & pecker". I took up touch typing recently with the dvorak, briefly, as I was unhappy about the pinky L placement. I had previously ruled out qwerty as a candidate because (among other things) I refused to have said pinky rest on a semicolon. This lead to more research where I ultimately found and promptly switched to Colemak.
Last edited by slowfingers (19-Nov-2010 08:05:33)
I'm up to 23 words per minute on this test: http://speedtest.10-fast-fingers.com/
Hunt and pecking with the qwerty I could only muster 40 on the same test last week.
Last edited by slowfingers (03-Dec-2010 16:12:31)
I've just scored 31 with 0 errors on the same test...was averaging around 25-26 for the last few days.
Last edited by slowfingers (03-Dec-2010 16:11:44)
High of 35 with no errors. I am averaging about 30 words per minute now.
Last edited by slowfingers (03-Dec-2010 22:46:22)
Today I scored 40 and my average is now in the mid 30's.
Last edited by slowfingers (14-Dec-2010 15:47:10)
I scored 43 today and my average is in the mid to high 30's now. On day 26 of learning to touch typing I have surpassed my hunt & peck qwerty speed.
Last edited by slowfingers (14-Dec-2010 15:51:34)
update...I am now approaching 50 words per minute consistently on typeracer. My scores previously were based on fastfingers typing test of short common words. I find random words are counterproductive for learning because there is no flow like with sentences. On fast fingers though, I can jog into the high 40's (just scored 50) where before it would feel like an all out sprint to break 40.
Its funny because my speed has increased even though I have not been typing a whole lot..well I guess that's true with anything...you have to let it absorb.
Last edited by slowfingers (17-Jun-2011 03:38:27)
Hi pal. Welcome you to Colemak forum.
For typing test, I recommend hi-games.net and post your profile link here. The good thing is that website can replay your best scores.
I have tried that but I don't like how the sentence you are typing is below the one you are looking at....throws me off. Maybe it will just take some getting used to. I am now approaching 60 words per minute...with spurts beyond....especially when typing from my head. I am going to check out http://www.amazon.com/review/R968ZWE3YKI15 as it was recommended by another colmakian....I am also going to check out mechanical keyboards. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
words that are fun to type with colemak:
sentence--I had difficulty with this one at first...now it is one of my favourites.
anything with ing
the have that there these
country, mountain---feels like fingers are climbing a mountain with "moun".
that's just from the top of my head...
Last edited by slowfingers (23-Jul-2011 16:50:08)
I am comfortably typing 60 plus words per minute now on ten fast fingers and typeracer. I have a blank das mechanical keyboard which has really forced me to improve my speed with numbers and symbols.
-Mother was a very skilled ink touch typist and legal secretary with amazing speed and accuracy.
-I took typing in highschool with qwerty but it never caught on with me....who puts a semi colon on home row?
-Hunt & Pecker for many years.
-I wanted to learn how to type to increase my speed..and reduce fatigue.
-Experimented with Dvorak but abandoned it because of the L placement.
-Found Colemak and have never looked back.
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