Typing Speed

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  1. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Hello MR! What is your typing speed? I'm currently at ~85wpm on typeracer, but am looking to improve to approximately 100. I also noticed that I type much faster on the Apple chiclet keyboards than on my old ``multibody'' MacBook Pro or my desktop's split keyboard.
     
  2. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    I think mine was something along 40 GWAM. (Gross Words per Minute) :eek:
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Is there are well regarded site one can go to for testing their typing speed?
     
  5. renewed macrumors 68040

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    http://www.typingtest.com/

    Edit: I just did it and got 71 wpm.
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I can crank out about 60 wpm after error adjustments but take way that and I am just hammering away not really carrying to much about errors I can push it to 90WPM.

    Now the real kicker is when someone starts looking at their random typing habits.
    For example I only hit the space bar with my left thumb. I only use the left shift key, left control key and left alt key. All the dull sided special keys for me are only used by the left hand. I noticed that when I was looking at the space bar on my laptop and noticed that only the left 1/2 of it had any wear on it. Then I took noticed of my other odd habits and saw heavily favored the left part of the keyboard for the special keys.
     
  7. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I type at about 60 mpw. I've been working on this post since last night.
     
  8. kellen macrumors 68020

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    just under 100, depends on how many numbers and different punctuation they use.
     
  9. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Just took the test on Typeracer, I got 103wpm in a couple of races but on the 'official test' i got 93wpm. Cool site! Really quite fun.
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You must be using my old cell phone, where you have to select A, B or C, hit enter, then go on to the next letter. LOL

    Does it deduct 10 words for each typo?? ;)

    I also can fly on my chicklet keyboard, and I've typed on everything, including a manual typewriter. :eek:
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I get around 62wpm in daily typing with no regard for errors and backspacing (which happens frequently) on the chicklet keys which I'm slow on (the old style was way better IMO). If I can't sustain it it's a useless measurement.
     
  12. Corndog5595, Nov 13, 2010
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    Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I can get about 85, 80 with error adjustment.
    The test that you linked to said that I got about 65 with errors, but I didn't really like the way they tested you. I couldn't really see the text that I was supped to type and the text that I was typing at the same time. I need to be reading the text that I am typing as I go along or else I will make more errors than I should.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Did it once, made an error... results follow:
     

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  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    1 stinkin' point per error?? Wow. :eek:

    I guess my typing teacher was a bitch, giving us 10 off for each error. :mad:
     
  15. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Errors are a bigger deal when you're typing on this:

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    :p
     
  16. Furi Kuri macrumors member

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    That typeracer website is pretty cool. I ended up doing 12 races and my average seemed to be around 70 wpm.
     
  17. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    Faster than most 15 year olds. Most of my friends hunt-and-peck.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    :p yerself, and my carriage return was on the right side. Two hits for a new paragraph. :D
     
  19. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Mine is around 100 wpm. Depends on how much punctuation, and how many words I actually know how to spell on there. (It's easier when I know how to spell it, because it's natural for my hands to move to there?)
     
  20. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Did it a few times and it varies depending on the complexity of the sentences and words. It varied between 74 and 89.

    I am probably writing this faster than what I got on the test because this sentence is coming out naturally. My mind gets confused when I copy something because my hands move faster than I read, so it starts skipping around sometimes.
     
  21. Funkatronic macrumors 6502

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    83 wpm, not too shabby, I reckon.
     

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  22. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    The same thing happens to me. I need to know what I am typing, not just read and copy it.
    It's the same thing as reading words out loud versus normal conversation.
     

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