How to Type Without Looking at the Keyboard

Touch typing is a very useful skill as it will dramatically increase the rate at which you can enter information into the computer. This tutorial is going to show you how to type without looking at the keyboard.


Step # 1 – Just Don’t Look

It might be obvious, but the first step you need to take in learning to type without looking at the keyboard, is not to look at the keyboard! It’s very tempting to look as you think it makes your typing faster, but keep your eyes on the screen, after a while your typing will be much faster.

Don’t look at the keyboard!

Step # 2 – Finger Position

To make sure that you hit the right keys every time it is essential that you learn the right finger positions. This picture shows you where each finger should be, pause the video if you need to now so you can get familiar with these positions. There are even little bumps on the “F” and “J” keys so that you know where to place your index fingers without looking.

Correct finger position

Step # 3 – Practicing your Typing

Now that you are not looking at the keyboard and know where your fingers go, the best way to learn is simply to practice. A great website for this is “http://www.keybr.com”, here you will find a free typing practice system which allows you to enter words and have your speed and accuracy measured. Once the site has loaded click on the bubble and you will be prompted to begin typing, do this. Use this site regularly to practice your typing and you will find that soon you know how to type without looking at the keyboard.

Practicing online