Some time ago we wrote about how to type faster and now we have recorded the video when we show exactly how to improve your typing skills in the most convinient way. Of course everything with the use of our typing tutor. However, we suppose you already know how to touch type. Without that skill trying to type faster is pointless. It will even be a problem for you, because the faster you type in a wrong way, the harder it becomes to follow the typing lessions then. If you still need to look at the keyboard when typing, or you don’t know which fingers should be used to type the given letter, then be sure to first watch the video on how to start with our typing software.
What to do when you already know how to type without looking at the keyboard and you have mastered all the letters, but your speed isn’t the best? You should definitely further improve your typing speed on TouchTyping.guru.
For that you can use our typing speedtest which by default generates words containing the letters that you already wrote erroneously or you had the significant delay before correctly typing them. Make sure to have this option checked in the configuration. The program calculates your typing statistics for each letter and then uses them to generate the text. Test mode to check typing speed is described closer here.
Testing the typing speed with TouchTyping.guru means rewriting the text generated online for the selected language. By default, there are always words generated that contain the letters you have written incorrectly, so if you only want to check your typing speed disable this option in the configuration available over the text. If you are logged in the settings will be saved and applied to all the speed tests you will write then.
The advantage of TouchTyping.guru – free program for learning touch typing online – is foremost a unique algorithm that supports progress in writing without looking .
This eliminates the need to rewrite over and over thoughtlessly “asdf jkl”, etc. – this way it is very difficult to remember the location of the various letters. In addition, there is no need to switch between lessons and decide when to add another letter. TouchTyping.guru automatically adds another letter based of analysis of your progress, so you can focus just on typing.
Before the computers were invented touch typing was already the well-known skill allowing to type faster than using the pen. First attempts to build the machine for typing took place in 18th century, but the first typewriter was invented in USA in 1860s. However, these machines were not perfect – the keys had a tendency to jam. Because of this in the later development the approaches were made to drop the traditional alphabetical order of the keys and place the most frequently used keys far from each other. It aimed also at distributing the keys among all the fingers to bring more balanced usage of all the fingers. All this attempts allowed to increase the speed of typing avoiding the jams in the machine.