How fast do you guys type?

By Vehementi
Aug 12, 2002
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  1. One-Minute test

    I finished the whole thing with time to spare. I used to type alot faster, but now I'm learning to use my thumbs for more keys while typing.

    Here's another one

    This one's pretty good. I got 87 wpm.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    between about 60 and 70 wpm.
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    Don't ask me :) said I finished 87 words in a one minute test, which would be 87 words per minute.

    Could be because I read what I was about to type about 15 times before I actually typed it :D
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,029   +616

    As far as the test goes, what I understood is that you had to multiply the number of lines typed during the minute by 11.

    The first time I got to type 7.1 lines aprox: 7.1 x 11 = 78.1
    the second was close to 7.8 = 85.8 and the last time I tried... damn, I really pushed it really hard and got some sort of headache afterwards... anyway the maximum typing rate I got was of 8.7 lines = 95.7 wpm.

    I would recommend you just to try this out if you are really bored (like I was ;)) heh, not a productive way of wasting your time though the test seemed pretty fair for some kind of bet or something :grinthumb.
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    The first one I finished completely before the little time pie-chart was even 1/3rd of the way finished. LoL. That test is kind of useless.. Not a very good test. But the second was good!

    Test name: Stategic Alliances with Competitors
    Gross speed: 77WPM
    Net speed: 73WPM
    Accuracy 94%

    Rest name 1999 Wanted Alive! Tigers in the Wild
    Gross Speed: 71WPM
    Net Speed: 63WPM
    Accuracy 88%

    The Irrational Side of Managerial Decision-making
    Gross Speed: 72WPM
    Net Speed: 68WPM
    Accuracy 80%

    Fishing in Finland
    Gross Speed: 77WPM
    Net Speed: 71WPM
    Accuracy: 92%

    The Adventures of Hucklberry Finn
    Gross Speed: 95WPM
    Net Speed: 88WPM
    Accuracy: 92%

    I type very fast with simple worlds. In Mavis Beacon I get around 130WPM with basic, 4 letter or less words. With more complicated words, you'll noticed my typing ability drops dramatically. I remember taking a test on Mavis Beacon's typing tutor that brought me down to 40WPM. It just depends if I'm used to typing the words being listed or not.
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    Very cool :grinthumb

    Have any of you tried The Typing of the Dead for Dreamcast? :D
  7. TS | Crazyace

    TS | Crazyace TS Rookie Posts: 275

    I have done 94wpm on
    accurate was 96%
  8. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    I typed 10 lines so i assume I did 110 wpm. :shrug: I blame it on Instant Messenger. :p
  9. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    Test name: Stategic Alliances with Competitors
    Gross speed: 74WPM
    Errors: 4
    Net speed: 71WPM
    Accuracy 94%

    Test name: Fishing in Finland
    Gross speed: 67WPM
    Errors: 7
    Net speed: 60WPM
    Accuracy: 89%

    Test name: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Gross speed: 70WPM
    Errors: 7
    Net speed: 63WPM
    Accuracy 90%
  10. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    Test Name: Fishing In Finland
    Gross Speed: 47 WPM
    Errors: 7 Words
    Net Speed: 40 WPM
    Accuracy 85%

    I blame my MS Natural Keyboard. Never got used to the thing....
  11. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    "Natural keyboards" are supposed to be easier to type on than old fashioned ones.

    While I think they are more comfortable, I can't really say they are faster. I've been typing on a natural keyboard for 3 years now and when I pick up a regular keyboard, it seems like I can type faster. I tend to make more mistakes though.

    I have gotten very used to mine though and I prefer the natural layout as opposed to the classic keyboard layout.

    Some other people use an entirely different keyboard setup all together. I think it is called the DVORAK standard, rather than traditional QWERTY.. Just imagine using a DVORAK all your life and sitting down to a QWERTY board to type something up. :)
  12. Shaft

    Shaft TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I got about 97wpm on the tactus test.
  13. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    ...or typing with QWERTY your entire life and sitting down at a DVORAK keyboard to type something up.

    QWERTY was originally designed for typewriters, which is pathetic, because all the most frequently used keys are spaced out as much as possible to prevent jams...:haha:

    BTW, does anyone here use DVORAK?
  14. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    58.3 words per minute

    I've got around 58-59 words per minute

    5.3 (roughly) x 11 = 58.3 words per minute (Estimated)

    Well I gave myself a "C" for typing accuracy.
  15. Nazobyte

    Nazobyte TS Rookie Posts: 20

    69, trust me to hit on a number like that

    Used the first one but couldnt be bothered to turn cogs in my rusty brain to work out the speed.

    69WPM, 100% Accuracy on Typing Master


    My screenshot of results doesnt seem to be showing, if you cant see it go here:
  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,588   +278

    Touch type tutor ( tttutor.exe )
    Legal typing test with stupid words that I have never set eyes on before gave me around 60 wpm.

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