Turn off countdown - type for however long you want

Kurt Lachmann shared this idea 22 months ago
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I would like the ability to turn off the countdown during the typing tests. I just want to keep typing the most common words without clicking on reset every minute. Sometimes I don't care about my speed, I just want to build muscle memory. Especially when learning a new keyboard layout this would be extremely helpful for practicing the most common words over and over very slowly without worrying about speed.

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You can now create your own typing test and set the duration to 10 minutes, hope that helps :)

https://10fastfingers.com/widgets/typingtest

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I know what you mean and I'm still looking for a good way to implement something like this. At the moment, the only way to do something like this is through the text-practice mode. I'll probably build some additional feature were users can insert a list of words which they than can practice, though not yet sure the best way to do this.

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To be honest, when I accidentally clicked on the timer once, I thought I had discovered this feature. From my user-perspective I thought "The countdown disappeared - I guess I must have deactivated it." But then I was disappointed that it was in fact still active. In my opinion something simple as this would be the best solution.

If you add this as a new mode I'd like to request the option to add the most common words to my custom list with some button. Because they are already in your database and I might be too lazy to look them up myself. ^^

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I just realized that I only answered the second part of your question. As you figured out yourself, you can hide the timer by clicking on it.


This feature would have to be a separate mode as it would otherwise confuse users too much. I'm still gathering data for this new feature so thank you for your addition :)

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You can now create your own typing test and set the duration to 10 minutes, hope that helps :)

https://10fastfingers.com/widgets/typingtest