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Offline nocturn4l3030

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« Reply #50 on: Sun, 04 December 2011, 20:34:21 »
114 wpm per http://hi-games.net/typing-test/, 2 minute test.

Pretty good test imo, uses alot of non-common words that threw me off
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Offline flaming_june

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« Reply #51 on: Mon, 05 December 2011, 17:27:25 »
Quote from: Tony;461800
Here are two typing games you might enjoy. It is like typing tests and drills, but you can do it offline.


[video=youtube;2Ki2-nKIXn8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ki2-nKIXn8[/video]

Typing of the Dead
http://www.mediafire.com/?39n09opm4zqf7uo
Note: you should go to Options and set the keyboard type to US after installing it.



Just in case people don't know, you play a person with a TENKEYLESS keyboard in this game.

Offline tapk69

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« Reply #52 on: Tue, 06 December 2011, 11:49:03 »
i can do 300 wpm if the words dont have more than 3 letters...

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« Reply #53 on: Tue, 06 December 2011, 18:48:51 »
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i can do 300 wpm if the words dont have more than 3 letters...

I think typing speed should be measured in keystrokes/time.

Offline Tony

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« Reply #54 on: Tue, 06 December 2011, 19:52:17 »
1 word in wpm is standardized to 5 characters, including spaces.
60wpm = 300 strokes per minute, regardless of the length of typed words. Just divided the total characters by five.
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Offline purple_haze

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« Reply #55 on: Tue, 06 December 2011, 21:37:55 »
60-70 wpm here.
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Offline NimbleRabit

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« Reply #56 on: Tue, 06 December 2011, 22:31:35 »
117 on the 2 minute test the OP linked (http://hi-games.net/typing-test/).  That's actually a kind of fun test because there are a lot of words I don't think I type very often.

Although, it would certainly be nice if there were two spaces after periods like I'm used to.  I had to backspace a bunch of times to fix that.
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Offline Skoobs

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« Reply #57 on: Wed, 07 December 2011, 00:40:52 »
those games dont seem very useful, as the hardest part i have with touch typing is the letters and numbers.

side note 1: i would love to switch to dorvak

side note 2: wheres ripsters wpm?

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« Reply #58 on: Wed, 07 December 2011, 01:28:37 »
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those games dont seem very useful, as the hardest part i have with touch typing is the letters and numbers.

side note 1: i would love to switch to dorvak

side note 2: wheres ripsters wpm?

1. I type in Dvorak, and it's nice, though given that it's a little easier to switch, I recommend QWERTY people switch to Colemak. It's really just a good idea to switch from QWERTY.

2. He may have ported it in the last topic about this. I remember there being a compilation, but I don't remember him being outstanding.

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« Reply #59 on: Wed, 07 December 2011, 01:39:16 »
i'm having a problem just trying out the game in the link on the first page. it says i need java, which has been installed long ago, i even updated to the newest one just now and still doesn't work. maybe it's my firefox broweser?

Offline sordna

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« Reply #60 on: Wed, 07 December 2011, 01:49:30 »
I do 80+ on QWERTY (traditional and laptop keyboards), and 100+ on Dvorak (Kinesis Advantage) in typing tests, however I have to strain myself and try a few times to reach those scores. Not sure what my sustained WPM is when I work/type in a relaxed way, probably 30% less.
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Offline Daci_MVRL

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« Reply #61 on: Mon, 12 December 2011, 14:31:44 »
just did a 3min test on my MBP keys.....  73WPM and 3 mistakes total.

Offline Mater

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« Reply #62 on: Mon, 12 December 2011, 15:17:37 »
I am doing slightly over 60 wpm. But my language forces me to use number row as much as the other "normal letter keys" for the special characters...then you tell me something about traveling distance of my fingers :-D...

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« Reply #63 on: Mon, 12 December 2011, 17:06:11 »
I'm sitting at about 15 wpm, but Mrs. Beacon says I am doing well :)

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« Reply #64 on: Mon, 12 December 2011, 17:48:52 »
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« Reply #65 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 00:46:25 »
I use dvorak and can manage up to 130WPM with zero mistakes and a relatively easy passage. That being said, my accuracy is atrocious so I end up being around 100-100WPM on average.

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« Reply #66 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 01:04:10 »
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I use dvorak and can manage up to 130WPM with zero mistakes and a relatively easy passage. That being said, my accuracy is atrocious so I end up being around 100-100WPM on average.

130WPM is pretty impressive. What keyboard are you using? I recommend a keyboard with straight columns for accuracy, particularly the Kinesis Advantage. I was never terribly accurate either on regular keyboards, but on the Kinesis I can touch type with great accuracy, even when jumping 2-3 rows all the way to the number row.
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« Reply #67 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 02:48:39 »
My record on typeracer is 167 but I average anywhere between 120-130 on a QWERTY layout

Proof (watch in 1080p):
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Offline ktkr

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« Reply #68 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 12:06:28 »
86 WPM last 10 races on Typeracer. Around 80 WPM over 782 races. I've never quit a race just because it's not going well, unlike 95% of the other players. I hate people doing that.

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« Reply #69 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 19:45:08 »
I only manage as 50wpm average Joe.
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Offline purple_haze

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« Reply #70 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 23:05:39 »
i type 75 wpm.  That is going from an ergonomic keyboard toward this mechanical keyboard.
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Offline keyboardnoob

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« Reply #71 on: Wed, 14 December 2011, 00:26:28 »
On a ruber dome ( waiting for my filco ) I hit 50-60 wpm which seems to be fairly slow.
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Offline WhiteFireDragon

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« Reply #72 on: Wed, 14 December 2011, 05:01:20 »
i'm getting between 55-60 wpm on a 12" notebook keyboard (waiting for my mechanical)

Offline Mater

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« Reply #73 on: Wed, 14 December 2011, 05:37:11 »
Quote from: davkol;469188
Have you considered using some alternative layout? Even international QWERTY has special characters mapped on combinations with AltGr (which can be pressed with right thumb easily without moving whole palm from the home row).


Well as you know (being a fellow Czech :-)) the number row is utilized as much as the other rows. AltGr combinations are not for me I think :-) I also did research on the matter of alternate layouts and conclusions is, that they are optimized for english. Dvorak would give me +1% speed if mastered compared to qwertz. With colemak the situation is similar. I dont think there is any better choice then qwertz :-( Nevermind Mrs. Matoušková (Matouskova) uses qwertz as well so I guess problem is not the layout :-)

Offline anders22

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« Reply #74 on: Wed, 14 December 2011, 09:49:59 »
I'm 72-80 wpm.  I think I move my fingers too much (my finger travel is too long) to be any faster.  I find that if I try to move my fingers very little I make more mistakes.  Do others find the same thing, or are you just as accurate if you move your fingers the minimum amount?

Offline bender1077

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« Reply #75 on: Wed, 14 December 2011, 11:11:32 »
I am at a gentleman's 65 WPM for extended sessions, and can get up to 75 - 80ish on fast stuff like typeracer.

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« Reply #76 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 14:50:11 »
Depends... If typing with Polish characters it's around 75-85 wpm. If typing without them or typing English it's more like 90-95 wpm. That's with 99-100% accuracy.
I'm using normal QWERTY. When I first started to only touch type after moving to blank keyboard about 2 years ago I typed around 60 wpm without Polish characters. I can definitely see advantages of blank keyboard in touch typing training.
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Offline bienc

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« Reply #77 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 19:40:01 »
I just did the 10 fast fingers test with the random words and got 104, 93 and 101 with like 3 errors in each of those. I think the paragraph tests are better gauges of WPM, but that was the only test that wasn't blocked at my work =P
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Offline aznblur

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« Reply #78 on: Mon, 26 December 2011, 03:33:47 »
Quote from: sordna;469435
130WPM is pretty impressive. What keyboard are you using? I recommend a keyboard with straight columns for accuracy, particularly the Kinesis Advantage. I was never terribly accurate either on regular keyboards, but on the Kinesis I can touch type with great accuracy, even when jumping 2-3 rows all the way to the number row.


I have a PLU-ML87 with Blues. The keyboard looks interesting, but I don't think I particularly want to splurge $300 on a keyboard. I am just a poor student after all :P

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« Reply #79 on: Mon, 26 December 2011, 19:55:58 »
17 ! (with huge efforts)

I turned to bépo about a month ago, and lack time to train.
Before, I was on dvorak for coding and writing (badly) in english, and was often switching to azerty (which I never really learnt) for writing in french. I've lost lot of time learning dvorak because I didn't know bépo exists. This last layout is the perfect one for me, it even gives direct access to important characters that are unavailable on azerty, like accented capitals or —.

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« Reply #80 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 13:48:10 »
I got a 209 wpm on typeracer using a cheap, low-quality compaq laptop keyboard.
http://youtu.be/j4Fv-LpCQrY.
Bottomline: I guess mechanical keyboards are just good for the comfort factor, speed you can get on any keyboard you are used to.

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« Reply #81 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 13:49:51 »
Low-profile switches can often improve your typing speed.  On the other hand they can also increase RSI pain and possibly the chances of developing RSI.
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« Reply #82 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 13:51:41 »
True, but what is life without speed...? :)

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« Reply #83 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 13:54:50 »
Longer... but that doesn't stop me from finding out whether my car can still do 130mph.

On the other hand I live on my computer not behind the wheel, so typing at ~120wpm when I need to bang something out is acceptable and cruising along at ~80wpm otherwise keeps me comfortable and able to keep on chugging.
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« Reply #84 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 13:59:04 »
@ alaricljs
I admire, your restrained and wise approach towards speed.
But I like to die in a "blaze of glory", be it on my vehicles or otherwise (keyboard).
But anyways, I think we're drifting from the topic of conversation though.
Like I acknowledged before, mechanical keyboards do have their charm, and the only reason, I don't have one is that they are not available in my country :(

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« Reply #85 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 14:36:36 »
I'm running at like 80 wpm on my azerty "native" layout
around 20 on dvorak.

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« Reply #86 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 14:40:30 »
136 with 0 errors was my best on 10fastfingers. I had to keep redoing it because "America" "don't" and "India" kept screwing me over and im not completely used to the HHKP2 Layout yet.

It's funny because i've taken this test in the past using my cherry mx clear board and could barely get 118-120. I remember sitting there for over an hour doing the test over and over because i used to average 120+ back in high school [you used to have to take GWAM tests to take certain computer courses]

Brings back memories as a kid back in middle school, where my teacher used to yell at me for not typing with home row. Although, she gave up realizing i was typing over 70wpm at 12 years old. I type with my entire left hand and can solo type at least 80 WPM without even using my right hand. I use my pointer, middle, and ring finger on my right for most of the keys on the right side and my pinkie for all the commands,legends,backspace,enter etc while my right thumb sit's around acting all dumb. It's weird too because i consider my self a touch typist while most would say otherwise due to me not using homerow.
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« Reply #87 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 14:49:04 »
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Brings back memories as a kid back in middle school, where my teacher used to yell at me for not typing with home row. Although, she gave up realizing i was typing over 70wpm at 12 years old. I type with my entire left hand and can solo type at least 80 WPM without even using my right hand. I use my pointer, middle, and ring finger on my right for most of the keys on the right side and my pinkie for all the commands,legends,backspace,enter etc while my right thumb sit's around acting all dumb. It's weird too because i consider my self a touch typist while most would say otherwise due to me not using homerow.

I always thought the definition of touch typing was not having to look at the keyboard in order to type, irregardless of whether or not you use the home row.  Good job on your part though, I bet you could have probably typed faster than your teacher. :)
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« Reply #88 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 14:54:35 »
Touch typing is the no-looking bit... 'proper form' is that home-row nonsense.  As long as you are comfortable with how you type then you're all set.  For some people learning 'proper form' is part of what causes them pain.  If you let your body be your guide you have a much better chance on not screwing it up (your body that is).

When they decided a typing class would be mandatory at my HS they asked me to take the test so I could get credit and not needlessly take up a spot in the class.  I had already been taking programming classes when they did this.
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« Reply #89 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 23:50:21 »
My best was 134wpm on a filco black some mistakes but consistent 122 wpm with 1 mistake Using reds leopold
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a4aDaIg4VHg

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« Reply #91 on: Sat, 25 August 2012, 12:35:05 »
I have an everage of 50WPM on a non mechanical keyboard. Cant wait to get my Choc Mini! What is the improvement you guys noticed after switching to mechanical?
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« Reply #92 on: Sat, 25 August 2012, 12:48:55 »
I'm 133 wpm consistent
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« Reply #93 on: Sat, 25 August 2012, 12:57:49 »
99 WPM on my Cherry MX Red QF Rapid. 
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« Reply #94 on: Sat, 25 August 2012, 13:43:05 »
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« Reply #95 on: Sat, 25 August 2012, 13:48:37 »
On average, around 100. Working on getting to 120-140.

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« Reply #96 on: Sun, 26 August 2012, 09:20:55 »
My average typing speed on typrX is 110 WPM with a rubber dome. Oh how I despise this keyboard...

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« Reply #97 on: Mon, 27 August 2012, 12:17:51 »
130-140WPM all day, maxes around 170WPM. MX Browns are my preferred switch.

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« Reply #98 on: Mon, 27 August 2012, 13:13:25 »
Buckling Spring - 130
Everything else - 110.

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« Reply #99 on: Mon, 27 August 2012, 14:55:59 »
Average is 80.