I am back again after a couple of days of some practicing. I think you will see a big improvement in my performance and many fewer typos. Along the way I have also been trying to understand exactly why it is taking me a bit of time to become more proficient on my TextBlade.
I, like some of you, learned to type more than 50 years ago on a manual office typewriter. After a great deal of practice, I became a much better than average QWERTY typist. Even if I hadn't typed for months, any time I sat down, all my fingers just naturally settled of the right keys and I didn't even have to look at the keyboard to do my typing. I was never as fast as I was in typing class, but I typed well.
Over the last 30 years or so, with all the improvements in computers, I find that every advance in portability and convenience has brought with it necessary adaptations to my typing to compensate for my learned motions in my beginning typing class.
No matter what the Marketing Departments said, for the most part, the improvements promised didn't exist or compromised my early training. That becomes absolutely apparent today when I am using the screen keyboards on my iOS devices which change key locations whether is use the device vertically or horizontally and where an emoji keyboard appears when I have no desire to even ever learn what they are.
Over the years, every new device I have purchased has forced me to make adaptations to the way I learned to type.
This was one of the reasns that I attracted to TextBlade ih the first place. I saw a single solution to typing on all my devices. My only question was whether or not I was adept enough to adapt to this radical rethinking of what a keyboard should look like and function.
When I look back at my first couple of posts and see just how bad my typing was, I see now just how quickly is has improved over the last few days and every time I start a new session with TextBlade I realize that the wait was worthwhile. Now all I have to do is learn step by step all the features and shortcuts in using a TextBlade to my fullest advantage.
One final thought to all of you. As i am typing this on my TextBlade, I find that I am typing by touch, not looking at what key I am hitting.
A great step forward for mel