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Offline jihadu

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #500 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 16:30:52 »
Probably in the 30's. I just don't type that well

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #501 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 17:23:13 »
about 75wpm on colemak ortho, qwerty und qwertz staggered.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #502 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 10:08:04 »
30 WPM. Been at that for years ever since learning to type in high school. Now my mom on the other hand was 100+ WPM.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #503 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 10:21:06 »
30 WPM. Been at that for years ever since learning to type in high school. Now my mom on the other hand was 100+ WPM.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #504 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 14:44:56 »
With good accuracy, 65-70wpm only.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #505 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 23:53:22 »
My WPM on TypeRacer is usually in the low to mid 90's but on 10fastfingers I can usually get around 110 WPM.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #506 on: Thu, 10 May 2018, 14:01:42 »
Depends on the language that I'm typing. I was getting results like 90-95 when I was trying on TypeRacer but english is not my first language.

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« Reply #507 on: Thu, 10 May 2018, 22:55:13 »


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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #508 on: Sat, 12 May 2018, 01:11:22 »


I can hit 80 wpm on typeracer.  I'm not sure which is more real-world accurate.  I'm also trying to type quietly cuz its like 2am.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #509 on: Sat, 12 May 2018, 04:47:17 »
My answer is anecdotal—because I want to include a pitch for the Dvorak key layout, see.

= Ander's Typing Saga =

I learned to type in high school—on QWERTY, like everyone else. And yes, this was entirely pre-PC, so we're talking typewriters. (Dad gum, where'd I leave my walker...?)

My QWERTY speed never went much beyond 60–65 (which I remember reading back then was in the range "expected of a good secretary"). This, despite typing for hours each day on Bulletin Board Systems, the hobbyist-based precursor of the Internet.

Then I found out about the Dvorak keyboard layout. It make so much sense, I decided to try it. I added the Dvorak layout driver to my DOS AUTOEXEC.BAT startup file (fun chatting with dinosaurs, ain't it?) so my PC (an XT-compatible 286, I think—ha!)  was a I didn't move my keys around or relabel them; I just kept a small printout of the Dvorak layout next to my PC, and consulted it only when necessary. (I still chuckle when I see "dedicated" boards with Dvorak and other alternative layouts... The idea is not to look at your fingers!)

It took me two weeks to reach my QWERTY speed—and from the very start, Dvorak felt much more comfortable and natural.

It took me only a month or so to reach 100 WPM. I eventually leveled off at 110–115, where I am today.

It's so simple now to switch to Dvorak on virtually any computer. However, on the rare occasions where I must type something in QWERTY, I have no trouble doing it. It's just not nearly as fast or comfortable (surprise!).

I'm sure the other QWERTY alternatives are just as good, or even better. But if you type a lot, and speed and comfort are important to you, I heartily recommend you shed the ankle-weights that are QWERTY and switch to something easier.  :?)

OK, thanks for your attention. You can go do something else now. Typingly, A.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #510 on: Wed, 16 May 2018, 08:13:18 »


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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #511 on: Wed, 16 May 2018, 15:24:55 »
My answer is anecdotal—because I want to include a pitch for the Dvorak key layout, see.

= Ander's Typing Saga =

I learned to type in high school—on QWERTY, like everyone else. And yes, this was entirely pre-PC, so we're talking typewriters. (Dad gum, where'd I leave my walker...?)

My QWERTY speed never went much beyond 60–65 (which I remember reading back then was in the range "expected of a good secretary"). This, despite typing for hours each day on Bulletin Board Systems, the hobbyist-based precursor of the Internet.

Then I found out about the Dvorak keyboard layout. It make so much sense, I decided to try it. I added the Dvorak layout driver to my DOS AUTOEXEC.BAT startup file (fun chatting with dinosaurs, ain't it?) so my PC (an XT-compatible 286, I think—ha!)  was a I didn't move my keys around or relabel them; I just kept a small printout of the Dvorak layout next to my PC, and consulted it only when necessary. (I still chuckle when I see "dedicated" boards with Dvorak and other alternative layouts... The idea is not to look at your fingers!)

It took me two weeks to reach my QWERTY speed—and from the very start, Dvorak felt much more comfortable and natural.

It took me only a month or so to reach 100 WPM. I eventually leveled off at 110–115, where I am today.

It's so simple now to switch to Dvorak on virtually any computer. However, on the rare occasions where I must type something in QWERTY, I have no trouble doing it. It's just not nearly as fast or comfortable (surprise!).

I'm sure the other QWERTY alternatives are just as good, or even better. But if you type a lot, and speed and comfort are important to you, I heartily recommend you shed the ankle-weights that are QWERTY and switch to something easier.  :?)

OK, thanks for your attention. You can go do something else now. Typingly, A.
I am teaching myself Dvorak for the challenge.  I've only been at it for 30 to 60 min a day for several days.  ATM I can type at about 5 wpm.  I can type 60 to 80 using QWERTY.  I'm wondering if it's worth it for the effort to meet or surpass this.  It would take months I would think.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #512 on: Fri, 18 May 2018, 17:29:04 »
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #513 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 00:35:47 »
Long time ago me too, mid 170's. I think that could be close to the human limit? Then I got old and had Parkinson's disease. Now reduced to hunt and peck. I picked up the name Typo before they knew it was not a laughing matter. I still code but I have had to drastically reduce my cost due to lack of speed ability. Amazingly I am still a good coder in multiple platforms it did not fry my brain yet. The issue of like 10WPM really sucks bad. Just kind of glad to be alive that's all. I do not need an income anymore but is just what I like to do. Due to my crazy low cost people are busting down my door lol. I am going to completely retire pretty soon though. I mean just using the internet is enough entertainment at this point. Okay sorry, too much information lol.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #514 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 01:48:49 »
Long time ago me too, mid 170's. I think that could be close to the human limit? Then I got old and had Parkinson's disease. Now reduced to hunt and peck. I picked up the name Typo before they knew it was not a laughing matter. I still code but I have had to drastically reduce my cost due to lack of speed ability. Amazingly I am still a good coder in multiple platforms it did not fry my brain yet. The issue of like 10WPM really sucks bad. Just kind of glad to be alive that's all. I do not need an income anymore but is just what I like to do. Due to my crazy low cost people are busting down my door lol. I am going to completely retire pretty soon though. I mean just using the internet is enough entertainment at this point. Okay sorry, too much information lol.

Thanks for sharing Typo.  This is a debilitating disease and I think it's great that you can at least for the moment do what you like to do.  It's one of the many diseases that our knowledge is limited, but the treatments have improved.  With I think it's  pretty amazing that you can still code with the physical and mental symptoms.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #515 on: Mon, 21 May 2018, 14:38:58 »
58 on a mac air, not sure if faster on mech keyboard

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #516 on: Mon, 21 May 2018, 17:15:11 »
 mostly around 97-100 word a minute and if i am on a spree 104 x). Just practice sometimes and you will improve i got from 70 wpm tot almost 100.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #517 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 02:54:01 »
The fasted I have ever done is 60 wpm

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #518 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 18:59:48 »
about 80 wpm. it was about 80 wpm in qwerty, and now it's about 80 wpm in colemak. to my surprise, the layout isn't my limiting factor. it's just the speed i feel comfortable moving my fingers up and down, which would be the same in any layout. but i continue to use colemak because i don't like my hands jumping around so much in qwerty. it's also the same speed whether i type on staggered or columnar keyboards

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #519 on: Thu, 31 May 2018, 00:09:50 »
avg 110 on qwerty , tried other layouts but no where close to that speed, staggered qwerty is the only I'm accustomed to

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #520 on: Thu, 31 May 2018, 03:52:04 »
Around 105 for my current keyboard, was a bit lower (around 90 on my board with clears).

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #521 on: Thu, 31 May 2018, 21:52:38 »
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #522 on: Fri, 01 June 2018, 21:06:54 »
Wow, I've added about 10-15 wpm to my typing speed by simply dropping the legs supporting the board. I don't know why I always liked them raised, but I notice considerably less wrist strain and less mistakes with the board level.

I'd like to drop the height of the board at least another 6 inches, but with the current setup that is not possible.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #523 on: Fri, 01 June 2018, 23:56:01 »
Wow, I've added about 10-15 wpm to my typing speed by simply dropping the legs supporting the board. I don't know why I always liked them raised, but I notice considerably less wrist strain and less mistakes with the board level.

I'd like to drop the height of the board at least another 6 inches, but with the current setup that is not possible.

Yup, it's definitely more ergonomic to type with a flatter board and It will reduce the strain on your fingers ... some extensive users even have negative tilt

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #524 on: Sat, 02 June 2018, 07:39:50 »
positive tilt on a keyboard is bad unless you're in a situation where the desk is high and you can't do anything about it. writing desks, for example, are higher up

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #525 on: Sat, 02 June 2018, 10:34:08 »
Was able to reach 90 WPM last night! Very satisfied with that number but I'm going to be trying for 100 this month.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #526 on: Sat, 02 June 2018, 14:02:35 »
I can type 45wpm... which isn't bad, considering I have nerve damage in my left hand from breaking it (twitch in little and ring finger) and I can't basically feel the top half of my right ring finger due to a bad cut (artery and more nerve damage) ..

blah blah blah... all  things considered I don't find 45~ bad at all.
 

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #527 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 09:29:14 »
Average is around 115wpm, seeing some of these 170+ wpm from members is insane. I'm impressed.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #528 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 09:52:13 »
Average around 65 but can peak at near 90 if I don't **** up lol...

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #529 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 09:53:31 »
I've been sticking around 60wpm. I almost can't even imagine what 170+ wpm looks like.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #530 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:36:17 »
I've seen rumors of people typing over 300+ WPM. Now THAT is crazy.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #531 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:54:59 »
Around 115WPM on a TKL and 95WPM on a 40% split apparently.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #532 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 19:29:24 »
My average goes between 120 and 150 on typeracer, I've had quite a bit of practise. Typeracer seems more useful for practise than 10fastfingers because you're practicing on actual quotes with punctuation.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #533 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:34:20 »
I currently avg around 50 to 60 on my iris, just not used to the layout enough to hit much higher consistently.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #534 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:50:11 »
Only about 90-100...but my typing makes no sense so it's fine with me.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #535 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 13:45:23 »
80 (EL is not my native language)  :rolleyes:

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #536 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 13:59:46 »
I've seen rumors of people typing over 300+ WPM. Now THAT is crazy.

i don't believe this unless they're using some kind of shorthand like typing with a stenotype. the fastest typists in the world type around 200 wpm

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #537 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 20:46:57 »
I've seen rumors of people typing over 300+ WPM. Now THAT is crazy.

i don't believe this unless they're using some kind of shorthand like typing with a stenotype. the fastest typists in the world type around 200 wpm

Yeah, it'd be difficult to break ~220 without stenography. Typeracer has some users that have broken that without stenography, but only on short texts.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #538 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 21:54:16 »
I typically average somewhere between one hundred and one hundred and twenty words per minute.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #539 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 13:12:44 »
Mines is in the 110s-130s

Average is 122 try me

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #540 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 08:11:00 »
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #541 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 11:56:48 »
My wpm is horrible. I've trained myself to touch type better and I've gone up a little but I still only average prob 60-70. Record is 82wpm

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #542 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 18:30:41 »
My wpm is horrible. I've trained myself to touch type better and I've gone up a little but I still only average prob 60-70. Record is 82wpm
This is OK. My average is 60-70. 100 and more is only for the gifted.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #543 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 20:42:34 »
My wpm is horrible. I've trained myself to touch type better and I've gone up a little but I still only average prob 60-70. Record is 82wpm
This is OK. My average is 60-70. 100 and more is only for the gifted.
true i had to practice 75 minutes a day five times a week to get my speed

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #544 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 02:27:49 »
my wpm is around 95-100 on my whitefox with hako violets, just built an iris though and with that my wpm took a huge hit, down to like 60 on average if I'm lucky.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #545 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 11:07:21 »
Right now I average around 100-110 on Typeracer and 120-130 on 10ff. I am using Workman layout. It took around 3-4 years to reach this WPM on QWERTY, but I have now reached it in only a few months of typing on this layout.

Training every day helps too. If you spend only around 15 or 20 minutes just typing in Typeracer or whatever program you use, you can increase your speed. I gain around 10 wpm a week now. Believe it or not, 3 weeks ago, I couldn't even hit 100 wpm.

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #546 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 12:21:59 »
Right now I average around 100-110 on Typeracer and 120-130 on 10ff. I am using Workman layout. It took around 3-4 years to reach this WPM on QWERTY, but I have now reached it in only a few months of typing on this layout.

Training every day helps too. If you spend only around 15 or 20 minutes just typing in Typeracer or whatever program you use, you can increase your speed. I gain around 10 wpm a week now. Believe it or not, 3 weeks ago, I couldn't even hit 100 wpm.

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Wow thats incredible!

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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #547 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 17:32:15 »
Right now I average around 100-110 on Typeracer and 120-130 on 10ff. I am using Workman layout. It took around 3-4 years to reach this WPM on QWERTY, but I have now reached it in only a few months of typing on this layout.

Training every day helps too. If you spend only around 15 or 20 minutes just typing in Typeracer or whatever program you use, you can increase your speed. I gain around 10 wpm a week now. Believe it or not, 3 weeks ago, I couldn't even hit 100 wpm.

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Wow thats incredible!

Thank you, Sint. I appreciate it. What is your wpm?
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #548 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 19:10:04 »
WPM in 10FF just means is your ability to do the test - top 200 to 1000 most frequently used words in the english dictionary, alpha keys only, no numeric, no punctuation, no modifiers/toggles.

Improving at 10FF involves memorization, sight reading ability and muscle memory. Improvement in 10FF does not help me type faster in my job (paralegal). You will do better at 10FF by developing highly idiosyncratic technique for alpha keys only and you can see this on youtube by watching people do 200+ WPM. I saw a guy do 215 WPM using only index + middle finger + thumb on the left hand and index + middle finger on the right hand. I didn't think it was possible but it turns out it is. I saw another guy do 200 something WPM on a chiclet laptop keyboard and his technique was very unusual. It resembled chording, which I haven't seen anyone do on anything that isn't a steno.

On 10FF my peak WPM is 104 (average 95) over 228 tests (1 minute, top 200 words).  In reality my typing speed is much slower than that and more variable depending on how unusual and/or unfamiliar the words and phrases are but its in the region of 50 to 75 WPM. I don't know anyone who can type at conversation speed (200ish WPM) who doesn't shorthand.
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Re: What is your WPM?
« Reply #549 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 19:56:40 »
WPM in 10FF just means is your ability to do the test - top 200 to 1000 most frequently used words in the english dictionary, alpha keys only, no numeric, no punctuation, no modifiers/toggles.

Improving at 10FF involves memorization, sight reading ability and muscle memory. Improvement in 10FF does not help me type faster in my job (paralegal). You will do better at 10FF by developing highly idiosyncratic technique for alpha keys only and you can see this on youtube by watching people do 200+ WPM. I saw a guy do 215 WPM using only index + middle finger + thumb on the left hand and index + middle finger on the right hand. I didn't think it was possible but it turns out it is. I saw another guy do 200 something WPM on a chiclet laptop keyboard and his technique was very unusual. It resembled chording, which I haven't seen anyone do on anything that isn't a steno.

On 10FF my peak WPM is 104 (average 95) over 228 tests (1 minute, top 200 words).  In reality my typing speed is much slower than that and more variable depending on how unusual and/or unfamiliar the words and phrases are but its in the region of 50 to 75 WPM. I don't know anyone who can type at conversation speed (200ish WPM) who doesn't shorthand.

Because of my improper typing i usually get a lot of mistakes.