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Offline EpomakerKeyboard

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Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 21:20:23 »
When learning to type, I had a proper lesson to train myself rest the certain fingers to certain keys. In this way, I can type without watching the keyboard. But when at work, I met some people who cannot leave their eyes on the keyboard to type, especiall when it comes to the keys that the little fingers can reach. And then I saw some youtubers who do typing tests without using their little fingers, which is unbelievable for me!
So I wonder, how many people use their little fingers when typing?

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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 22:31:27 »
went from 130wpm to 90wpm on 10fastfingers, no pinky.

I could imagine doing 130 without pinky because on the right it only controls p, on the left q and z isn't used much, "A" is the biggest impact, but it's only a slight change up of 1.5 key, very doable.

Offline sefixmm

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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 07 June 2022, 02:32:33 »
I rarely use my little finger... For typing.


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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 07 June 2022, 05:11:18 »
went from 130wpm to 90wpm on 10fastfingers, no pinky.

I could imagine doing 130 without pinky because on the right it only controls p, on the left q and z isn't used much, "A" is the biggest impact, but it's only a slight change up of 1.5 key, very doable.


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Offline kajahtaa

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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 06 July 2022, 11:20:50 »
I use pinky on Ortho and split ergo

With big boards hands are always moving so 3 finger typing seems faster

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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 20 July 2022, 20:51:26 »
I am trying to be more disciplined in my typing technique since switching to a split ortho keyboard (Corne variant). I used to use a full keyboard, and while my typing speed was good, my technique was bad and I moved my hands around a lot.  Now I essentially keep them in place.

Offline butre

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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 01:28:37 »
left pinky yes, right pinky not so much.  I'll use it for right shift, but not much else.

if I had to lose a finger, it'd be my right pinky.  I can get used to left shift

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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 17 August 2022, 21:08:53 »
I type mostly with my middle fingers and use the pinkies for the SHIFT keys.
I can type pretty fast like that, only looking down at the keys from time to time.

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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 18 August 2022, 03:04:34 »
I think I don't use it at all. Just realised.
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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 19 August 2022, 14:42:48 »
Alt layout fanboy here, I use my pinkies when typing.

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Re: Do you use your little fingers to type often?
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 21 August 2022, 18:02:36 »
I know I use my left pinky the most for L-shift, Ctrl, CPSL (I use CPSL for a hot key for fast weapon swap in games - CSGO & Destiny 2), but other than those few reasons/scenarios left pinky is my primary little finger to use (my strong finger).

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