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Are you typing wrong? Genius hack ‘could make you twice as fast’

YOU may have mistyped – but there’s an easy way to get it faster.

Anyone can train themselves to type much faster and you can double your speed.

Are you making a big typo?

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Are you making a big typo?Credit: TikTok (@jondouglas)
You can learn to type faster by playing virtual games

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You can learn to type faster by playing virtual gamesCredit: TikTok (@jondouglas) / KeyBR

It all depends on whether you’re a “hunt and peck” typist – or a “touch” typist.

In the world of typing, these concepts have existed for decades.

But many people still struggle to master the fast typing.

TikTok star Jon Douglas created a video explaining these import concepts – and an easy tip for improvement.

His video on tap typing has garnered nearly 24,000 likes.

“One thing you don’t want to do is use two fingers,” explains Jon.

“This is called ‘hunt and peck’.

“It’s really slow and it’s really inaccurate.

“It’s so slow that even if you know what you’re typing, you can still get up to 40 words per minute (wpm).”

If you type with only two fingers, you already have a bad typing habit.

Thankfully, there is a great way to improve typing speed.

“Instead you want to learn what touch typing is,” says Jon.

“This is when you really have all your fingers on your main row of keys.”

The key row is the middle alphabet layer, running between “a” and “l”.

On a standard English keyboard, it will have a, s, d, f, g, h, j, k and l.

And you’ll want to place your index fingers – the ones you use to point – on “f” and “j”.

On most keyboards, you should be able to feel some kind of ridge or bump on those two keys.

It’s to let you know you’re at the right place without looking.

“So while you can get up to 70wpm as a hunt and dissect typist, you can easily get to 100wpm as a touch typist,” explains Jon. .

Jon shares a website called keybr.com Built to practice touch typing.

The site recommends 30 minutes of daily practice to master the routine.

It allows you to test your touch typing, adding one letter of the alphabet at a time.

The game tracks your typing speed and accuracy, as well as the amount of time you’ve spent practicing.

You are also given points, so you can easily see if you are making progress.

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