Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Home row keys extended, part of Learning Typing (2014).
- At this point, it's time to expand the home row a little bit…and give our index fingers and right pinky finger…some extra responsibilities.…With your fingers lightly resting on the home row,…you'll notice that there are two keys…in the center of the keyboard that break the home row…into its left and right sides, the G and H keys.…These keys are typed with the index finger…closest to the corresponding key.…For example, the left index finger…is used to type the G key,…and the right index finger is used to type the H key.…
Remember, once a key stroke is made,…the finger should always return…to its initial position on the home row.…As you can see, when I type the letter G,…my index finger moves slightly to the right…to rest on the G key.…All of my other fingers remain in their home row position,…and after the G key is pressed,…my index finger returns to the home row.…The same goes for the H key,…as I type it with my right index finger.…There's one last character on the home row…that we still haven't talked about, the apostrophe key.…
- Summarize the most effective posture to utilize during typing.
- Identify the advantages of the DVORAK keyboard layout.
- Explain where your hands should rest on the keyboard.
- Summarize the process for effectively typing capital letters.
- Recall which finger should be used to press the function, control, option, and command keys.
- Identify the hand position used when typing using the numeric keypad.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typing Fundamentals
2. The Home Row and Thumbs
3. Letter Keys
4. Number and Math Keys
5. Additional Keys
6. Numeric Keypad
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