Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Learn the open bracket, closed bracket, backslash, minus, and equals keys, part of Learning Typing (2014).
The "open bracket," "close bracket,"…"backslash," "minus," and "equals" keys…may be some of the more rarely used keys on our keyboard,…but it's still important to know where they are,…and how to type them.…It's probably a good idea to make sure that…you're comfortable with all of…the letter and number keys,…before concentrating on this set of keys.…All of these keys…are located on the right side of the keyboard…and are typed using the right pinkie finger.…Let's take a look.…The "open bracket" key…is located to the right of the "p" key,…and is typed with a pretty straight forward movement…of the pinkie finger up, and to the right.…
The "close bracket" key…is located one more key to the right…and that key is followed by the "backslash" key.…Once you're comfortable with these three keys…try practicing them without looking at the keyboard…so you can get a good idea of how…the pinkie finger movement is unique for each key.…The "minus" and "equals" keys…are located on top of the keyboard,…to the right of all the number keys.…
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