Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Pinky-finger keys, part of Learning Typing (2014).
- The pinky finger is used to type…the rightmost column of characters on the keypad.…On the keyboard I'm using, the pinky is responsible for…the asterisk, the minus key,…the plus key, and the enter key.…The one that will probably be used the most…is the enter key.…When working in a financial spreadsheet,…the enter key is typed any time…a formula has finished being entered…or when you want to move down…to the next row in the document.…Although the pinky is at its home row position…on the plus key, it's a very fluid motion…for the pinky finger to move slightly down,…to quickly strike the enter key.…
When first typing the asterisk or minus key with the pinky,…you may need to allow your hand…to rotate counterclockwise just slightly,…and that's okay, as long as you always remember…to bring all of your fingers back…to their home row position.…In the exercise file for this section of the course,…we'll be working on typing out…some mathematical equations…to aid in getting comfortable…with the numeric keypad, using some realistic scenarios.…
- 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
Final practice assessment1m 33s
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