Typing test: https://monkeytype.com
I used Unexpected Keyboard

Any tips on how to improve typing speed? (without using word suggestion and autocorrect)

I’m interested in how fast people who swipe type are.

Also, do those keyboards like Thumb Key and FlickBoard have the potential “to be faster” than the standard keyboards?

  • SportsRulesOpinions@lemmy.world
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    4 months ago

    I just tried it with my swipe keyboard and the website didn’t like it at all. It was double entering words randomly when I would otherwise type fine.

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      4 months ago

      That said, I got 34 wpm and 95% accuracy, which is in line with me using a qwerty or Dvorak physical keyboard. I ain’t no Speedy Gonzalez.

    • misery mansion@lemmy.world
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      4 months ago

      I tried it with open board and had the same issue I’m never going back to non swiping but I miss swype everyday

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        4 months ago

        Swype is great but every now and then I get “swypos” where I’ll think I put the right word and I put something else there and the reader has to figure it out :)

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          4 months ago

          Swipe typing used to be so good for me, but now I have to correct every third word, it feels like. And it keeps correcting to just the most random ass words. Why the hell would it correct “probably” to “pusillanimous”? I’ve tried multiple modern keyboards and they’re all like this, I should download an old apk…

      • philwills@programming.dev
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        4 months ago

        I really wish Microsoft would release the original swype again… Pretty sure I read somewhere that they’re the current owners (due to acquisitions).

        • misery mansion@lemmy.world
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          4 months ago

          It carried on working for years and years without updates but finally died recently. I miss gestural copy and paste for sure

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    4 months ago

    25 wpm 83%

    I was using phones with hardware keyboards for way too long and never really learned to type on screen keyboards. Now I just hate them and use desktop communicators whenever I can.

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    4 months ago

    HP office keyboard from 2010 (The cadillac of keyboards), and somewhere around 90 WPM.

  • CronyAkatsuki@lemmy.cronyakatsuki.xyz
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    4 months ago

    Unexpected keyboard also, never liked swyping to type, autosuggestion and things like that.

    Also this is on cold when I just woke so my wpm is usually a but faster than this on mobile, while I have 100-110 on average on pc with regular qwerty.

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    4 months ago

    Thanks, everyone fornletting me kmkw aboit Florisbkard. Im always down to rey to nee opem source keyboard. It has perfext typing.

    Edit: I honestly don’t know how anyone could praise an early beta keyboard with no autocorrect and no paricularly compelling features over OpenBoard.

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      4 months ago

      Yah, the Florisboard comments always weird me out. There isn’t a chance in hell I’m using a keyboard without an autocorrect. Everyone must type perfectly with their thumbs except me.

      • Captain Aggravated@sh.itjust.works
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        4 months ago

        I used to on physical keyboards. I would turn autocorrect on my LG Ally off because it was in the way more than anything else.

        Onscreen keyboards exist because god is dead and satan is in charge.

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        4 months ago

        I don’t type with autocorrect. Last time I checked it was around the same speed as me using swipe, ~76 wpm.

        I’ve recently started growing my nails so that has made it slightly harder. Not sure how people type with nails.

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      4 months ago

      What keyboard did you use to type that comment? Looks like the autocorrect doesn’t work. Or was that unexpected keyboard?

      • CrayonRosary@lemmy.world
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        4 months ago

        FlorisBoard, the one that so many comments are recommending. No idea why. It doesn’t even have autocorrect yet.

        • Pantherina@feddit.de
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          4 months ago

          You only need autocorrect if the keyboard is the wrong size, and florisboard can be adapted to your needs perfectly

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            4 months ago

            That’s quite the statement. My screen is only so wide, and you haven’t seen how large my thumbs are.

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              4 months ago

              Im using florisboard, im getting used to not having autocorrect but i think im doing ok so far. I believe autocorrect is in beta

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              4 months ago

              Thats true. Maybe thumbkey is better for you? A standard keyboard is not made to use that space efficiently.

              But relying on some automated often tracking process to correct what you “actually wanted to say” is very strange.

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                4 months ago

                OpenBoard is FOSS and doesn’t track you. You can disable the user dictionary if you consider that tracking.

                I know how to proofread. The vast majority of the time it chooses the word I meant, and it’s trivial to fix the mistakes. Without it, I can’t get through two words without a typo, as evidenced by my original comment.

                Caring that someone else requires autocorrect to be an effective communicator and calling their usage of it “very strange” is dick thing to say.

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                  4 months ago

                  There is no autocorrect on pen&paper or hardware keyboards. If keyboards are that bad that you need it, they are bad.

                  Idk, it may just be because of the touchscreen.

  • Shadow@lemmy.ca
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    4 months ago

    SwiftKey wants to capitalize every first letter for some reason, so it gave me 0 wpm due to errors

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    4 months ago

    43wpm, 95% accuracy, Gboard Dvorak no swipe

    Fingers are a bit cold from just walking the dog, and I’m tired from getting off a 12 hour shift, have a feeling I could do better under different circumstances.

    Haven’t tested myself on a real keyboard in a long time, but once upon a time I could hit well north of 100wpm pretty consistently if I tried. When I tested myself in preparation for my current job about 5 years ago I think I usually hovered somewhere around 80-90 (911 dispatch, my agency requires at least 60 to pass the aptitude test, I wasn’t worried about passing but I was curious where I was at since I hadn’t been typing much at the time)

  • ferret@sh.itjust.works
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    4 months ago

    58 with stock apple keyboard (don’t know why I decided to post this comment in an android community lol)