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Typing

Typing is the process of writing or inputting text by pressing keys on a typewriter, computer keyboard, cell phone, or calculator. It can be distinguished from other means of text input, such as handwriting and speech recognition. Text can be in the form of letters, numbers and other symbols. The world's first typist was Lillian Sholes from Wisconsin, the daughter of Christopher Sholes, who invented the first practical typewriter.

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Here are some fun games that can help improve your typing speed and accuracy. Nothing beats having fun while learning and improving!

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Awesome cover that brings your regular keyboard typing to a whole new level.

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This is an outstanding site for not only testing your speed of typing in much the same way any company might, but also helping to improve your typing skills.

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A video of the world's fastest typist, still unbeaten in 2013. Can't imagine working in the same office as him hearing the crazy fast clicking.

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A funny-ish video about proper typing techniques. Love the use of music in the background to get the point across. I love "type as if the keyboard is on fire."

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Did you know that on the original typewriters the keys were arranged in a fashion closer to alphabetic order. Unfortunately, this formation of the keys was too easy for the typists and created the keys to jam and break. So someone invented a more complicated system that we still use today. Why haven't we gone back to a simpler keyboard?

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This website has all the alt codes for typing Spanish accented letters like é á ñ etc.

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Here is StudySpanish's guide to typing in Spanish on your computer.

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Ways to change your computer settings to type in Spanish.

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Go to your computer's Control Panel, click on Keyboard Settings, and add a Spanish language keyboard. That way, you can switch between English and Spanish keyboards. When you're in Spanish mode, you can type accents by typing ' + the letter. So é would be ' + e. Ñ would be ~ + N.

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