important finger question

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Velzerat, Jul 11, 2018.

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how many fingers do you use while typing? (on a standard laptop/desktop keyboard, not a phone)

  1. 1

    11.5%
  2. 2

    3.8%
  3. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 4

    11.5%
  5. 5

    11.5%
  6. 6

    15.4%
  7. 7

    11.5%
  8. 8

    7.7%
  9. 9

    7.7%
  10. 10

    19.2%
  1. Velzerat

    Velzerat Drink up baby, stay up all night

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    so today i learned that people use different amounts of fingers to type (some people with just one hand, some with all 10, some with 3, some with 8...) and this is something I've never really thought about and tbh is kind of mindblowing to think about now.

    Personally, I use three fingers (both my index fingers + left thumb).
    EDIT+ actually wait i use 4 since i use one finger solely for pressing the enter-key

    Additional questions:
    - are you a slow or fast typer?
    - if you know, why do you that amount
    - did you learn typing by yourself or did you do a typing class or something like that


    feel free to clarify in a post as well!
     
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  2. webpaige

    webpaige Server Moderator Mafia Host

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    Thumbs aren't fingers
     
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  3. Velzerat

    Velzerat Drink up baby, stay up all night

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    thats pretty pedantic but also interesting i guess

    colloquially it's a finger you cheeky bucket
     
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  4. Mulbery

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    Nine, because my right thumb handles all the spaces. I learnt how to touch-type naturally without classes, which I suppose is fairly common for people who type a lot.
     
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    webpaige Server Moderator Mafia Host

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    that's like calling pluto a planet
     
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  6. Digitalmez

    Digitalmez Sheezus

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    This. My left thumb is useless when I type.
    My dad types with his index fingers only and has Siri dictate for him on his iphone out of laziness. This annoys me to no end.
     
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  7. Mooglie

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    whats wrong with this :(
    well i use whatever pair of fingers depending on if index has food on it

    i occasionally hit space with my thumb!
     
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  8. hipmeow

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    uh excuse me i am here to tell you all that these claims about the left thumb being useless are frankly insulting how else am i suppose to press the space bar
     
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  9. Digitalmez

    Digitalmez Sheezus

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    There's nothing necessarily wrong with it, but it's not necessarily right. What I'm trying to say is, I'm a far more superior human being. :cool:

    I'm the only one saying that my left thumb is useless when it comes to typing. Not anyone else.
     
  10. Nottykitten

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    I hit space with my right index finger am I a bad person
     
  11. Aqua

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    Like did nobody learn to type at school?

    If you don't type with all 10 fingers you're some kind of typing plebe.

    Is this why neither of you can type "you're"?
     
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  12. Nottykitten

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    In the future instead of typing the words will be directly streamed from our minds where will your 10 fingers get you then
     
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  13. Aqua

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    I can pretend my hands are a crab!


    EDIT: Also can't you just use your mic
     
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    this is hibes
     
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  15. Infected_alien8_

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    me too

    although I use my left thumb for space on games if I'm using my right hand for mouse but I guess that doesn't count
     
  16. Catcocomics

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    you assume I use my fingers?! How dare you, clearly it's my cat doing all the work!
     
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  17. Aqua

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    left thumb for left alt and space, right thumb for right alt and fn ez
     
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    why do you have 2 extra fingers??
     
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    She's a cat you absolute GOON.

    I bet you have egg on your face right now, let me tell you haHAA
     
  20. Danni122112

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    Just like GRRM, one finger, and slowly.
     
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    I actually use 7 fingers to type: Left Thumb, Left Index, Left Ring, Right Thumb, Right Index, Right Ring, and sometimes Right Pinky

    I tend to use my index fingers for most of my typing needs, but I use my left and right thumbs for pressing spacebar, back and forth depending on necessary needs. I also use my left thumb for holding shift, and when it comes to special characters, tend to use my left thumb for holding ALT and CTRL.

    I tend to use my right ring finger for pressing Enter and Backspace, due to higher stability than my pinky, but I tend to use my right pinky sometimes, such as when I press enter multiple times to create new paragraphs.

    Ah, and I tend to use my right ring finger for any of the symbols on the right, too!

    - are you a slow or fast typer?
    I find myself to be quite a fast typer, but I'm sure I'm quite a bit slower than people who type with home keys, or all their fingers.

    - if you know, why do you that amount
    I type quite often, being addicted to the internet and having majority of my friends online for majority of my childhood. I actually learned how to type fast when I first played EverQuest II, back when it first came out! I think I was in Elementary School at the time, so between 6~11yo..?

    - did you learn typing by yourself or did you do a typing class or something like that
    I actually learned how to type by myself! And, because of such, when I eventually ended up in a typing class... I learned that I don't type normally, and I'm actually a touch typer... I love me my mechanical keyboards, and hate flat ones. x)

    I always got in trouble in my typing class for not using home keys, despite having such a high typing speed... It really urked me, and made me hate that class... But, at least we were on computers, and played flash games every once in a while... x)


    Another set of questions that could be asked are;
    Do you use home keys?

    Are you a touch typer?

    Do you use shift or capslock? Which finger do you use to press either?
    I love this topic, if that wasn't obvious already
     
  22. Aqua

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    no

    yes

    caps - left pinky
     
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  23. Jivvi

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    this is all kinds of wrong
     
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  24. Aqua

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    Faster typing for the superior people.
     
  25. HKCaper

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    let me enlighten you all on this matter (yes i'm very late to the party)

    So I think I type quite fast (I've been told I do aswell), but there are probably a lot who type faster than I do. Over time I have sort of started to type semi-blind, I blame the internet and school reports for that.

    Now, I had never really thought of which finger I use to type so I decided to check it out. On my left hand I use all my finger, besides my pinky (very rarely). The thumb mostly for pressing shift to type them caps. Now on my right hand I figured out I only use my index (on my left hand the index is most used also). I also press spacebar with my right index finger for some reason (occasionally my left thumb, but not when I'm trying to type fast).

    I hope you all feel enlightened (and probably kinda sad that this thread did not die, but I had not clicked on this for forever so sucks to be you)
     

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