View Full Version : How fast do you type?

02-19-2014, 10:44 AM
On a good day I can break 95 WPM.

If I'm just casually typing out an essay or something, I'll hover around a comfortable 50 wpm.
I wanted to know, how fast do you type? I consider myself pretty fast.

It'd also be cool if you answered with how long you've been interacting with computers. My mom introduced me to computers at an early age because she knew they'd be important to me in the future.
So I've been using computers for about 12 years.

02-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Depends on the mood. I can type like a speed demon without looking if I'm in a heated debate, but then there's other times I'll hover one finger over the keyboard lookin for the letter (usually when I'm half asleep). xD

02-19-2014, 02:36 PM
Depends on language and other factors, but I am pretty slow - 30...60wpm. Middle finger of left hand and index and middle of right hand do the typing here haha and I look at the keyboard very often. One day I'll learn to type "properly"...

02-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Depends on language and other factors, but I am pretty slow - 30...60wpm. Middle finger of left hand and index and middle of right hand do the typing here haha and I look at the keyboard very often. One day I'll learn to type "properly"...

It comes with practice just like anything else. I took a keyboarding class in 8th grade but that didn't help at all. It wasn't until my freshman year of highschool did I actually start to type correctly because I was on the computer so much more than I was.

Matt Conner
02-19-2014, 06:37 PM
I can't remember the last time that I tried to clock myself, but I've been told by people observing me that I'm pretty damn fast. The way I place my hands is kinda unorthodox though, so I think I've hit somewhat of a wall.

edit: I have tons of practice. I used to do a lot of internet roleplaying (I'm talking hours a day at times) on top of schoolwork, which at my school was pretty essay intensive.

02-19-2014, 07:45 PM
I think the last time I took a test it was upper-90's or 100.

02-19-2014, 07:57 PM
I have to glance the keyboard to figure out where to put my fingers, but I can type pretty well without looking, after that. I make a shit ton of mistakes, though. I tend to do that in hand-writing though, too. I might just have some kind of visual problem.

I can type... at a decent pace, I would say? I've never been calculated on it. I'm not stupidly slow, but not really fast, either.

And I didn't really start actually, majorly using computers (and the internet, for that matter) until I was 14 or 15, when we had internet in our house for the first time.

02-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Incredibly slow, just took a test and scored 25 wpm. I didn't start regularly using computers until I was 18 so I haven't had that much practice. I haven't used a keyboard much at the jobs I have had either ;/.

02-19-2014, 08:04 PM
I'm a slow writer. I usually try to plan out every sentence I'm writing, so it takes from 40 to 55 minutes to write the equivalent of a page. This message took me a minute to write, to to be fair it is 1 in the morning here and I'm about to pass out on my keyboard soooo... Peace.

02-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Took a typing test over at http://10fastfingers.com/typing-test/english

First result: http://i.imgur.com/Dye8SC4.png

Second result: http://i.imgur.com/tRujv4D.png

Third result: http://i.imgur.com/E44zWsX.png

Seems like I hover around 97 to 102 WPM with minor mistakes.

I've been using the computers and the internet quite a bit, starting around 2000 or 2001. Used to hang out on tons of chat rooms and such, as well as play a lot of online games and post on forums. I don't use the home row setup either, my hands are all over the place and it's comfortable to me and works well. I've also use a mechanical keyboard which may help with my typing - I use cherry mx red caps, so not much pressure is needed to type.

Default resting position for my fingers:

left hand: pinky - hovers over shift, ring - a, middle - w, pointer - d, thumb - space
right hand: pinky - hovers over shift and enter, ring - ;, middle - l, pointer - m, thumb - space or not on any key (below spacebar essentially)

Though sometimes I'll have 'em setup on WASD because of gaming habits.

02-19-2014, 09:08 PM
According to that thing Taw posted I'm at 77 WPM. Though I kind of messed up because I didn't expect the thing to move by line. Took it again and got 89 WPM so I guess in that range.

Also my default position is home row because that's what we were taught in middle school. Which evidently I was really bad at typing back then. Go figure.

02-19-2014, 09:23 PM
I just got 64 WPM on that thingy (http://puu.sh/72PRJ.png) Taw posted. Pretty good for average computer users, but below average for you furfags. :v

As for usage, I really started to use computers around 2009 with various xat.com chatrooms and FAF. Switched to Dvorak keyboard a year and a half ago, however, and it's make a world of difference in my typing abilities.

02-19-2014, 09:35 PM

02-20-2014, 01:29 AM
I can type really fast... if I know what I want to type which isnīt the case right now. Will take this test later, sounds like fun.

02-20-2014, 02:16 AM
I'm sitting at a low 47 words per minute according to the test Taw posted, which is hardly surprising.

I look at the keyboard quite a lot still, and I never learned to touch type, although I think I'm slowly gaining speed the more time I spend with computers.

02-20-2014, 02:47 AM
I averaged between 44 - 57 wpm with 2 - 6 errors.

Although, I've always been shit-ass balls when it comes to reaction time. So I don't specifically know how that translates to conveying my own thoughts?

I wish there was a kind of test like this where you just write whatever the fuck, and the input counts as long as they are whole, correct words.

Batty Krueger
02-20-2014, 03:24 AM
Not very, considering I'm using my tablet or phone 98% of the time.

02-20-2014, 04:41 AM
I got 58WPM on dat der test. Which I'm guessing is okay but leaves me wondering how the hell some people manage over 100WPM.

02-20-2014, 04:55 AM
how the hell some people manage over 100WPM.

02-20-2014, 05:04 AM
92 - 89/3 with that test on my laptop.

Guess I will give it a try later at home.

02-20-2014, 05:25 AM
39.... Urgh, I'm really too slow T_T Maybe I should play some Typing of the dead or something like that ^^'

02-20-2014, 06:22 AM
According to that test I write around 55 words per minute, however I write a lot faster when I'm typing something that actually makes sense :P

Batty Krueger
02-20-2014, 07:44 AM
oh hell no

02-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Y'know, I've never checked... I can type without looking at the keyboard, though. I guess that's something!

Edit: 48 WPM =P Seriously, your typing slows down when you're asked to think about what you're typing

02-20-2014, 09:51 AM
This is kind of related... does anyone here use a more exotic keyboard layout(s) ? I switched to Dvorak about a year ago, and I am not looking back. My hands appreciate the switch very much, and I type a little bit faster than on QWERTY, it only took about 2 weeks to get decent typing speed.


I have physically rearranged keys on most of my keyboards, including my main use laptop haha. It is interesting to see people getting frustrated when they try to type on my computers LOL.
There is one "drawback" though - typos on Dvorak tend to form legit words haha

Dire Newt
02-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Between 50-60 wpm.

I thought I was going to do much worse than that honestly.

02-20-2014, 04:07 PM
102 WPM was what I got a couple years ago. I was at a Job Corps center and in my particular trade you had to be able to do at least 65 WPM to graduate. We'd sometimes hold typing wars with our instructor.

I was the second fastest the entire time I was there. =D

I may have slowed down a bit since then though.

02-23-2014, 01:52 PM
From copy 50-60 WPM on a manual typewriter, 90-105 on electric typewriter and computer keyboard; and i can do keypads left and right handed.
First started working with computers in ~1978 - got into computer-graphics and animation in 79.
I've also operated several generations of key-punch machines for program and data entry for mainframe computers.

Trivia: The QWERTY keyboard layout was deliberately designed to slow the typist down to prevent jamming on manual typewriters.

02-23-2014, 02:53 PM

I'd say that's pretty good.

02-24-2014, 11:25 AM
92 wpm or so

02-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Usually about 60 WPM, though I usually do the "search and peck method" and there are usually a few typos here and there.

02-27-2014, 04:14 PM
I type pretty fast, but I realllly typo a lot. If it weren't for spell check my posts would be pretty messy (people on Skype with me can vouch for that fact). I also have to look at the keyboard, and you'd think after all the time I spend on the computer typing I'd easily have it mastered. But nope, definitely not.

02-28-2014, 10:27 AM
I started using computers when I was in elementary school in the late 90s, so I'd say 15+ years? I didn't start touch-typing until high school, though.

My WPM without errors is something around 75.

On the link someone provided earlier in the thread, I got a wpm of 93 with 5 errors... but that test only uses really common, easy English words, so the results skew high. If you're typing up scientific literature, or things with lots of big, uncommon words like "Pseudokadyella" you're gonna be typing slower.

02-28-2014, 02:37 PM
I can type pretty fast in both English and French. (I have an AZERTY keyboard, so if i'm on a QWERTY it might take some adaptation time)