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Do you ever look at your keyboard when typing?

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If so, when did you start not needing to look?

 

 

I'm actually curious why people think getting a hold of their keyboard in VR would be an issue so I am genuinely curious if majority of the people you know need to look at their keyboard in order to type.

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I type at like 100 WPM I think... not too slow, not super fast either. I do prefer to look at the keyboard when I type. When I hit "M" for "map" in Skyrim, I usually look at the key.


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Just now, kenjigreat said:

 

When typing? No, never. But I do sometimes when I'm getting my bearings on the keyboard first or I'm typing a really weird character that I don't normally type (eg. ^, ¬ or \).

 


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2 minutes ago, kenjigreat said:

If so, when did you start not needing to look?

 

 

I'm actually curious why people think getting a hold of their keyboard in VR would be an issue so I am genuinely curious if majority of the people you know need to look at their keyboard in order to type.

I look at my keyboard when I type, then look at what I typed after I'm done. For gaming I don't need to look at it.

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Not when typing but sometimes when i need to press a specific key in games (f.e. Arma) i look at it.


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I kinda have to cuz it is in my line of sight, and I'm tall.


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I rarely look at my keyboard unless it is a key I don't use often like ~ or something similar. Also when I am doing combos because then my hand are in weird positions. 

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Yes, as I haven't been bothered to learn to type without, it has never been a hindrance and I can type pretty damn quick.


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50/50 really. Most of the time all it takes is a quick glance. Especially on my own keyboard since i'm used to the keys and it's layout. 

 

Different story in school though xD


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I havent needed to look at my keyboard since my early years in secondary unless it's some odd key I very rarely need.  

But that is not to say I don't look at what I'm doing from time to time.  

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At home on my good ol keyboard I touch type, but when I'm work I look at the keyboard because I tend to fat finger way too often.


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I don't...  it might hurt a little that I have a desk surface in between my eyes and the keyboard though...


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eh sometimes, if I've removed my hands from the keyboard or if I need to re-orientate myself. Probably 70/30. 


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I don't need to look for really the most part unless I need a random ass key like "delete" or whatever that is not the easiest to reach.

 

I started not needing to look once I started typing to people in CS:GO chat frequently (no joke.) 

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I glance down every once in a while. I'm getting better at typing though.


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Sometimes I do, if what I'm doing onscreen isn't that important. But if I'm typing an essay I'll watch the screen or glance back and forth between keyboard and screen. I'm not sure if it makes a difference that I type one handed, though.


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Sometimes I have to look at my Deathstalker just because the keyboard feels different.


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Well I rarely look at my keyboard, never when gaming, sometimes when coding/typing since some I'm not always sure about the position of some symbols :P 


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I look at mine because it has pretty lights lmao


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