Our daily routines increasingly depend on computers and the web. We search for food recipes, order new furniture pieces from online stores, complete work-related tasks, and so on. So, without doubt, we use our Mac's keyboards a lot. Sadly, not many of us master the skills of typing fast on Macs.
In a previous guide, I showed you how to how to test and improve your typing skills on a Windows PC. In this article, I will talk about some of the things you can do in order to type with 10 fingers and master your typing skills on a Mac computer.
Having the correct finger placement
Many people are still using only 2 out of their 10 fingers to type on a keyboard. This method not only takes a lot to finish, but it might also become quite annoying, especially if it's important to enter the necessary text content as quick as possible. As you can see in the following image, your index fingers should be placed over the F and J keys. The rest of the fingers should fall into place naturally.
Finger Placement On Keyboard
As you can see in the picture, the index fingers would be used for covering the center area of your keyboard, while the middle and ring fingers would be used for pressing a smaller amount of keys. Last but not least, your little fingers would be used for pressing function keys (Caps Lock, Ctrl, etc.) or punctuation keys.
Typing on your keyboard with 10 fingers would definitely help you boost up your productivity and complete your daily tasks a lot faster.
Practicing typing with 10 fingers
One way to see how well and fast you can type with 10 fingers is to use a specialized Mac tool. There are countless programs that provide you with lessons as well as tests and which can be acquired and/or downloaded to your Mac. Here are some good examples: Typing Instructor Platinum, Typesy, Typing Master or Cuetype. You can also choose between many computer games that involve the use of the keyboard, give you access to various fun activities, and help you master your typing skills. In my opinion, the best thing you can do to stay motivated into practicing and improving your typing skills is to combine various types of activities.
Typing Instructor Platinum
Another thing you can do is to look for online services that provide you with typing games and other types of activities.
Clearly, it's very simple to learn how to type with 10 fingers on a Mac keyboard layout. However, the question is: which of the aforementioned solutions did you choose to practice your typing skills? Let us know in the comments section below.
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