Friday, December 27, 2013

How To Type On A Keyboard

Keyboarding and Layout

December 27, 2013

 I sometimes, see my siblings’ picking and hunting letters on the keyboard. Anyway, it will strain your fingers somehow or your wrist will be injured, if you do not use and or place your proper fingers' on the keyboard.

Keyboarding with your proper fingers, is a must  if you’re into longer chatting with your friends, or surfing the web for longer hours , [on the computer], EXCEPT: of course! On those little gadgets you have, and then you can use your index finger or thumb whatever fits you.
First step:  You will place all your fingers in the so called - home position.   This so called - home-position is the area on the keyboard where you always have to rest your fingers after typing. This technique, applies to desktop -computer or laptop.
Image below, is my son placing his proper fingers on the keyboard

My son is expert on keyboarding[ he actually doesn't look down  and find the letters on the keyboard while he's typing, he  just looks up on the screen to see and check on what he's composing about)

Place your right index finger on the [J] key and let your other three fingers touches onto the [K, L, ;] keys. Put your left index finger on the [F] key and let the other three finger touches onto the [D, S, A] keys.

You will actually feel this bump kind off on top of the [F] and [J] keys, so eventually, as you type along, it will come to your senses that those keys are your primary keys for your home –position., there’s no need for an excuse, why your fingers are flying all over the place. Lol

2nd step: It is very important that, the thumbs never leave the space bar. Your thumbs are assigned to press the space bar, so that’s why they need to be always resting on it. [Well, for instance: whenever you are on a plane, your elbows automatically find and rest on those chair- elbow pads, whatever you call them].
3rd step: (Q, A, Z, TAB, CAPS LOCK, SHIFT) are typed with the pinkie of your left hand.
4th step: ALT, press with your index finger while the CTRL key is press by your index finger.

Note: Shift button is used for capitalizing a letter, instead of using the CAPS LOCK all the time, (so if you are typing a letter on your right hand side, and want it to capitalize, press the shift key with the pinkie on your left- hand side[shift key- left  side area]),  ( while if you are typing a letter on the left  hand side and needed a capitalization,  use your right hand side- pinkie to press the  [shift key-right side  area]).

Well, we learn new things everyday, so yeah, don't ever feel stupid if you have no clue how to turn off the CAPS key. (Try to do an experiment: turn on CAPS: by pressing once, then type your name, Turn off CAPS, by Pressing it again. That's Simple.
Fifth step:  (W, S, X) are typed with the ring finger of your left hand.
Sixth step:  (E, D, C) are typed with the middle finger of your left hand.
Seventh step: (R, F, V, B, G, T) are typed with the index finger of your left hand.
Eight step: (U, J, N, M, H, Y) are typed with your index finger of your right hand.
Ninth step: (I, K,  ,, <) on it are typed with the middle finger of your right hand.
Tenth step: (O, L, >,  .) will be typed with your ring finger of the right hand.
The pinkie of your right hand is used for typing: (P, , , :,, ; , “,  /, ?, [, {, ], }, \, SHIFT, ENTER, Backspace)  Keys
Numbers:  (optional: you can always use your numerical pad attached to your keyboard, if you prefer that way; so forget those scattered numbers above your alphabets).
Left hand side area
1 =left
4, 5 =index
Right hand side area
6, 7=index
 (-)  means MINUS, DASH, SUBTRACT, OR HYPHEN as in from (A-Z)
(_)  means UNDERSCORE [I am using this special character for my email address (
(~)  means TILDE, I use this character on MS EXCEL to hide a formula on a certain calculation that I don’t want it modified by anyone.
  \ / means LEFT and RIGHT DASH
{ } means open and close CURLY BRACE
(  ) means open and close parenthesis
< > means LESS THAN and GREATER THAN ( example: 66)
(‘) means APOSTROPHE
(;) means COLON
(: ) means SEMI-COLON
(=)  means EQUALS SIGN 
(+)  means PLUS SIGN OR ADD
(#) means NUMBER and or SHARP SIGN (ex:  attaching it to a number; HOUSE OR PHONE NUMBER, #403 EVERGREENS HIGHWAY)
(%) means PERCENT
(@) means COMMERCIAL AT, [Is being used for EMAILS]
(&) means AND
(*) means ASTERISK, (I always use this special "character technique" for searching an unknown file inside my comp.) If I couldn't remember the name of a certain file I am looking for;  I combine it with a period in between two asterisks,  it  is a  (wildcard symbol or character) , (*.*), then  it  will show  me  a lot of  gazillion files inside my hard drive, where I can select that specific  file I wanted to open up.
($) means the DOLLAR SIGN
(^) means a CARET;  (`) means a GRAVE ACCENT are [It sometimes used on foreign names; ex: HÙS]
Alpha=Alphabets,  (a, b …)
Numeric=Numbers, (1, 2…)
Special characters=symbols, (#, $...)

Keyboard Layout : For Windows OS, Go Start Menu>Select>Control Panel>Click on Clock Region and Language option, on its menu tab, select Keyboards and Languages command, to change the settings; Select to highlight the language that was programmed on your computer, select Delete button command, and or click on Add button command, to give you the languages options, Scroll down at the languages menu, then if found, put a check mark on the box beside the language you prefer, to be added to the Keyboard. Click on Apply button and Press Okay to change the Keyboard language. Restart the computer to apply the new settings.

[The Keyboard] 

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