Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Learn the Z, X, C, V, and B keys, part of Learning Typing (2014).
- In this movie, we'll look at how to type…the Z, X, C, V and B keys underneath the home row…and on the left side of our keyboard.…Notice that these keys are slightly aligned to the right…of the left hand home row keys to help…account for the shape of our hand.…Our hands have some curvature to them and…it might take some time to get used to moving…your fingers below and slightly to the right…instead of directly below or to the left.…To type the Z key, we use our left pinkie…finger, just like the Q and A keys.…
The X key is typed with the left…ring finger, like the W and S keys.…The C key is typed with the left middle…finger just below the E and D keys.…And the index finger is responsible…for both the V and the B keys.…When typing these letters below the home row,…it's OK to open up your hand position a little…and move other fingers off the home row temporarily.…For example, when you type the C key with…your middle finger, the index finger and thumb…can move off the F and space bar to allow…for easier access to the C 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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