Have been meaning to learn to properly touch type for a long time. Do you think you can equip me with a decent guide and/or tool through which I can learn?
If you need to relearn to type anyway, learn a sane layout like Dvorak or Colemak.
Colemak is easier to learn, it keeps more keys the same as qwerty.
I personally use Dvorak, it's comfortable as fuck.
I taught myself this way:
I forced myself to ALWAYS keep both my index fingers on the nubbed keys. Then I'd look at the keyboard if I had to from time to time, and things came naturally pretty quickly.
The key is to FORCE yourself to always keep your indexes on the nubbed keys.
Which ones? Colemak preserves the bottom left 4 keys for copying, pasting and things of that nature.
I have no problem using them with Dvorak though.
One of the harder things to get over when switching to a new layout is text-editor muscle memory. I use default Vim bindings with Dvorak and it works great. It's a bit of a challenge, but it's not that bad.
well, I actually have a job, and I'd be looked at as a retard if I had to spend time switching to obscure keyboards every time I have to use somebody's keyboard or when somebody else wants to use mine.
But I still love you for being a special snowflake <3
>haven't looked at the keyboard since 9th grad
>see people talking about "touch typing"
>wtf is that
>apparently it's just normal typing
>it even has its own wikipedia article
>enjoy not being able to use any keyboard but your own
Every major operating system since 1995 (and most before) supports Dvorak. It's apart of ANSI. You're clearly incredibly ignorant about this, maybe you should reevaluate how valuable you consider your opinion to be.
QWERTY wasn't designed to be reduce awkward strokes. Other keylayouts were.
I recommend you look into what hurdles and double hurdles are. (Try typing "minimum" with the proper finger position)
Not to mention that QWERTY only has a single vowel on the home row. Most of QWERTY is not typed on the home row. Other layouts are designed to fix that.
There's plenty of other reasons as well, like the fact that QWERTY has a poor distribution of finger/hand usage.