Avoid Mistyping

How can I avoid mistyping when I am not looking at the keyboard?


You must learn how to touch type. Touch typing is the standard method of keyboarding by which you are using a particular finger on every keys. Once you get familiarized, you no longer need to keep looking at the keyboard.

When touch typing, your fingers rest on the middle row of your keyboard. Every finger is assigned a portion of the keyboard, using the “f” and “j” keys as guides for your index fingers (note the little bumps on those keys to remind you where they are!). Once you’ve sufficiently practiced the skill, you’ll be able to use muscle memory to type long expanses of text without looking down.

Best Regards,
Arella Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Keyboarding ability is measured in both speed and accuracy, so if you find yourself making a lot of mistakes, try slowing down. It is perfectly normal to make a mistake every now and then, but if you find yourself making them often, try running your fingers through some finger positioning exercises to brush up. Remember, if you have truly mastered the muscle memory required, you should be just as proficient not looking at the screen when typing!

The Typesy Team