Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Index-finger keys, part of Learning Typing.
- In addition to the "four" key,…the index finger is also responsible for the "clear,"…"seven," and "one" keys…on Mac designed numeric keypads.…On numeric keypads designed for Windows computers…the "clear" key is generally replaced…by the "Num Lock" key.…As you can see, the index finger is responsible…for the left-most column of keys…on the numeric keypad,…except for the "zero" key,…which the thumb will always be responsible for.…Finger movements on the numeric keypad…are generally not as difficult to perform…as on the main keyboard…because of its condensed size.…
The most difficult aspect of learning a numeric keypad…is simply memorizing where each key is,…and creating muscle memory…between your fingers and the correct key locations.…As with the main keyboard,…other fingers should remain at rest on their home row keys…when another finger is being used to type a character.…Go ahead and practice typing the "clear" or "Num Lock" key…as well as the "seven," "four," and "one" keys…with your right index finger…to become more comfortable with their locations.…
- 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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