The knowledge of touch typing has become inevitable today in the use of computers. With our typing tutor we show our users an easy and simple way to learn touch typing. Our typing tutor is self-understanding, so you can start right away (without lots of documentation). TypingQueen has a course of 20 typing lessons. Whether you are beginner or have experience in touch typing, this typing tutor is tailor-made for you. Even people with daily use can also improve their typing skills with TypingQueen. For example, you can reach 60 or more words per minute ( wpm ) without fail. New in this version: 4 typing games and typing
The creation of a working area which is as comfortable as possible is of great importance, both in the office and
at home. The selection of ergonomic equipment is very important and can make a substantial difference to
user's comfort. However, that is not the only measure which can be taken to create an ergonomic working area. Factors such as seat height, sitting position and the positioning of office equipment on the desk can also significantly influence your level of comfort.
- Choose a good office chair. Choose a chair that supports your lower back. When you are sitting the part of the spine in the lower back should bend naturally. A cushion or a back support could support this. Adjust your chair and desk to an optimal height. If necessary, use a foot support.
- Tidy up under your desk. Remove any obstacles under your desk which may hinder your ability to fully stretch your legs.
- Take your posture into consideration. With the following guidelines you can establish your optimal position when working
* Place mouse and keyboard at the same height as your elbows. Your upper arms should hang downwards in as relaxed a manner as possible.
* The keyboard should be situated directly in front of you, with the mouse as close as possible next to it.
* Keep your wrists straight. Relaxed positioning of arms, hands and fingers.
* Try to exert as little pressure as possible on the keys and on the mouse.
- Define your optimal range of activity. Place frequently required equipment, like telephone, calendar or files, within reach, and remove obstacles, such as coffee cups. Your optimal range of activity is between 50 and 70cm from your body, depending on your size.
- Consider the position of your monitor. Place the monitor directly in front of you at a distance of approximately an arm’s length, with the upper border of the screen at approximately eye level. Consider using a document holder to hold papers at eye level. Place the monitor away from sources of bright light and control the amount of light from windows. Clean the screen regularly. Those who wear glasses should clean them
- Take breaks. Plan your work so that particular tasks don’t take up an excessive amount of time. Don’t forget to take regular recovery breaks.
In short, these are the key elements of a positive working
* height: adjustable between 42cm and 53cm
* depth: 38-44cm. Width: 40-48cm (at least 2/3 of your legs should be on the seat)
* back rest about 48 to 55cm above the seat
* back rest should be adjustable in terms of height and angle
* while sitting, the spine should be well cushioned
* should be steady and secure (also when reclined). The chair should also have 5 castors
* synchronous mechanics should be individually adjustable
* seat should have a rounded front edge and be well upholstered
* foot support for small people and for desks which aren’t height adjustable
* upholstery with a non-slip material
* sufficient height (72cm), ideally height adjustable between 68 and 76cm (guideline for people of a height between 157 and 187cm)
* minimum surface area of 160cm x 80cm
* vibrating devices like printers should be on an extra table
* sufficient space for your legs
* non-reflective surface
* distance from screen depends on the size – 15” approx. 50cm, 17” approx. 60cm, 21” approx. 80cm
* upper border at eye level
* the screen tilted slightly backwards
* positioned directly into your field of vision
* positioned parallel to windows and between 2 strip lights
* positive presentation of text (dark text on bright background)
* legible characters on the monitor
* the room should be bright and spacious.
* the ideal room temperature is approx. 22 degrees Celsius, with a humidity level of approx. 50%.
Whenever you type place your fingers in the following position (home row
Your fingers should always rest gently on their assigned home row
keys. This is the position, in which touch typing is done, and from this position you reach all other
keys. Move only the finger needed to strike a key. After striking a key go back to the assigned home row key.
Home row keys:
Little finger (left)
Little finger (right)
Ring finger (left)
Ring finger (right)
Middle finger (left)
Middle finger (right)
Index finger (left)
Index finger (right)
Every key is marked with one of the following finger-colors: (Keyboard Skin: "Standard")
Shift key is used for switching from lower case to upper
case and vice versa.
Use always free hand (not used for typing current character)
for pressing shift key.
Lower case characters are small letters and characters
shown on the lower left side of a key.
Upper case characters are capital letters and characters
shown on the upper left side of a key.
To type 'L'
1. First press the shift key on the left side and keep
2. Then press 'L' key
3. After that lift your finger from 'L' key.
4. After that lift your finger from shift key.
With this parameter you can choose between 5 possibilities. Look and see which is the best for you.
To hear a sound after each error (only for the first two
use parameter "Sound after each error"
When the parameter "Show user input" is not selected, then TypingQueen
shows "*****" instead of typed characters
With the parameter "Show keyboard" you can choose to display or not to display the
With the parameter "Show keyboard letters" you can display
blank "keyboard" or labeled "keyboard".
Read / Write Parameters
With this parameter you can select readable area of the
Only when display parameter is "Move
read window", "Move read window + " or
"Move characters" you can use this settings.
"Speed words per minute ( wpm )"
With this parameter you choose speed (words per minute -
wpm) as you
Only when typing parameter
(proofreading) is "Immediately proofreading" or "Proofreading after every line"
you can use this setting.
After every exercise (Learning Level 2 / at least one line) TypingQueen calculates your improvement.
You don't get any grades but smile symbols:
This assessment shows approximately grades A and B
This assessment shows approximately grades C and D
This assessment shows approximately grade F
We have 3 assessment levels: "Beginners", "Intermediate" and "Advanced" so each user can choose his assessment level.
This is a guideline for all other settings. If you don't want to
waste time experimenting with
settings then just choose one of three basic settings.
The goal of the game is to hit all invaders on the screen.
How to play the game
By pressing the character on the left side of the player, the player moves
By pressing the character on the right side of the
player, the player moves right.
By pressing the character in the middle of the player, the player shoots the blue ball.
After each move the typing tutor generates new characters.
When a red ball hits the player you lose one life.
If an invader hits the player you lose one life.
An invader can hit and destroy a brick with a red ball. An invader can be destroyed with a blue
ball. You can hit and destroy a brick with a blue ball (not
advantageous for you).