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Why when I attempt to type without looking at the keyboard do I type teh rather than the ?

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  • Because you've not got autocorrect on?

  • Whats autocorrect ? and how do I get it ?

  • You probably need a neurologist to explain it rather than a typist.  I assume you're going left index, right index, left middle, so you're trying to coordinate fingers that are two centimeters apart on the keyboard, but at least a couple of meters of nerve length apart.  I get 'hte' a lot too.  Always get the 't' and the 'e' the right way, because that's simple ordering down that arm - just timing the 'h' in between that's sometimes off.

    I hate autocorrect!  I know when I've typed something wrongly and immediatly, automatically backspace, by which time autocorrect has corrected the word and I'm halfway through deleting the correction!  That's irritating!

  • I hope you drive an automatic...image

  • You don't ever grind a gear?  image

  • In the olden days as a typist you would soon stop common errors like that as every time you would have to manually correct in a laborious fashion, or start that sheet again. The 'problem' now is that there is not so much incentive to work on correcting repeated errors with autocorrect etc.

    Do you two-finger type looking away from the keyboard, or place all fingers in the traditional typing fashion? I can type 'properly' and often get 'or' reversed as in storke instead of stroke - different hand for each of the incorrect letters. Someone ages ago said it was something to do with the fact that whichever side of the brain controls typing has to send a message to each side of the body and one will process marginally faster so one comes slightly faster so they type out of order. No idea if that stands up to scrutiny.



    Either way, typing on an iPad screws up everything!
  • Don't know...I've tried it a few times and can't make my fingers type it wrong...you need to send your fingers to the naughty step until they realise the consequences of their actions and promise not to do it again.

  • CazSoul wrote (see)

    Don't know...I've tried it a few times and can't make my fingers type it wrong...you need to send your fingers to the naughty step until they realise the consequences of their actions and promise not to do it again.

    I like THE above explanation THE most !

  • Because you typed the e before the h.

  • I never have autocorrect switched on. You need to type more slowly and make sure you do t h e in turn, then speed up once you've mastered it ...

    ... a bit like tweaking your technique at swimming before speed training.

  • S o u n d s   l i k e    t h e    P i t m a n s  m e t h o d   t  o   m e .

     

  • Have you tried placing your forefingers fingers on the guide ridges - f and j?  First steps to touch typing.

  • because you are a crap typist image

  • or your left middle finger is sometimes in a bit of a rush

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