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    How many fingers do you use when typing?

    Me all ten, look at how clever I am.

    But then look at how slow I am, and how many times I need to go back to correct typos.

    And you?

    #2
    Between eight and eleven.

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      #3
      2 both index fingers, except for my own name and password, then I can fly like a proper typist

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        #4
        8, and one thumb on the spacebar.

        *An ex was a copper, and he could type faster with two fingers on a manual**, than me using all mine on an electric**. And I am pretty fast (with practice).

        **Typewriters. Ask your parents/grandparents.
        Last edited by Gerontophile; 10-04-2019, 18:18.

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          #5
          One at best.

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            #6
            I reckon six (index, middle and ring finger on each hand.) I might occasionally use any of the other four if I'm stretching to reach a key but they're certainly not in the regular rotation.
            Last edited by Fussbudget; 10-04-2019, 18:19.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Gerontophile View Post
              8, and one thumb on the spacebar.
              Same

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                #8
                By the way I don't know if my little fingers are freakishly short and weak but I'm well impressed that anyone actually manages to use theirs to type.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Fussbudget View Post
                  By the way I don't know if my little fingers are freakishly short and weak but I'm well impressed that anyone actually manages to use theirs to type.
                  When I first learned, they had specific exercises where you had to use your pinkies only, so they get used to it with practice.

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                    #10
                    I was thaught how to touchtype a long time ago....

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                      #11
                      I first tried to learn on a manual typewriter but christ was I cackhanded. Much easier on a PC (but with raised keyboard; on laptops much slower).

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                        #12
                        Two, but only alternately. Can't walk and chew gum either.

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                          #13
                          Can I use yer dictaphone?

                          No. 2 fingers like everyone else

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                            #14
                            Four. Index finger and middle finger on both hands.

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                              #15
                              All of them. (Mom taught me to 'touch type' when I was ten years old.) But now that I'm thinking about it, I honestly can't tell if I spacebar with both thumbs or just the right one.

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                                #16
                                I may use all ten - slowly and badly as I said - but my son (and no doubt yours) treats his mobile phone like a machine gun whereas I am pressing the keys as if the keyboard were in darkness.

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                                  #17
                                  I can touch-type too, so eight plus my right thumb.

                                  About 70 wpm last time I checked.

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                                    #18
                                    I was about 70 at my fastest. Lucky to get 40 nowadays.

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                                      #19
                                      I think that I generally use 5, plus the thumb for the space bar. The ring finger on my right hand is mostly - but not completely - unused except for apostrophes. The little fingers seem as much use as a vestigial tail.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Fussbudget View Post
                                        I reckon six (index, middle and ring finger on each hand.) I might occasionally use any of the other four if I'm stretching to reach a key but they're certainly not in the regular rotation.
                                        Same here, using the right thumb for the space bar. Have always been a fairly fast typist but do spend quite a bit of time going back to delete extra letters when I hit two keys at once..

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                                          #21
                                          Also, as a career-long Mac user, I end every sentence with Command + S to save my work. Macs don't freeze/crash any more, but old habits die very hard.

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                                            #22
                                            Keep your files in Office 365 and you don’t even have to do that.

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                                              #23
                                              Hmmm. Having recently had a ton of shared pages of a team notebook in OneNote completely wiped out by a bad sync, I'd back things up if it's anything actually important.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Duncan Gardner View Post
                                                Can I use yer dictaphone?

                                                No. 2 fingers like everyone else
                                                Not The Nine O'Clock News had that joke and/or possibly "Is that the speaking cock?"

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                                                  #25
                                                  Is Mavis Beacon still a thing?

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