Should I switch from hunt-and-peck to touch typing?

Should I learn how to use my 10 fingers even though I already have a good typing speed? Will it not affect my current tasks involving computers?

Touch typing is the standard method of typing so it’s more advisable.


Many people are hesitant to relearn typing using the touch-typing method. It’s different from what they are familiar with, and change can be intimidating. Some people are even afraid that they might not reach the same typing speed that they have had using the hunt-and-peck method. But, it should be worth noting that touch-typing is the standard method used today by professional, career typists as well as hobbyists. With that in mind, if you have spare time, you should also try it.

Besides, learning touch-typing has also lots of benefits. Your typing speed will increase, you’ll have a better posture since you won’t hunch over your keyboard, and you’ll have confidence in the words you’re typing. For easier and faster learning, you can use some resources online such as Typesy.

Typesy is a typing program that teaches you how to touch-type. It is designed to help you by increasing your typing speed and accuracy.

Best Regards,
Lyka Remeticado
Community Associate at Typesy

Hello, @Holly_Mcgrath!

It’s true that you may notice your typing ability slowed when transitioning from your current method to touch typing. However, the benefits of mastering touch typing is very much worth it in the long run.

Using two or three fingers to hunt and peck takes much longer and allows for the development of bad habits. It is much better to keep your hands still and allow for efficient use of all fingers. Touch typing involves the specific placements of all eight fingers and both thumbs, so once your muscle memory is strong enough, you will be able to focus on the screen rather than the keyboard.