Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Shift keys, part of Learning Typing (2014).
- There are two Shift keys located…on most standard keyboards:…one on the left side of the keyboard,…and one on the right side of the keyboard.…This allows users to quickly capitalize letters…when typing by pressing Shift…with the pinky finger of the opposite hand…that's being used to type the actual letter key.…For both hands, the Shift key is typed using the pinky finger.…Luckily, the Shift key is nice and big,…so once you learn the initial pinky movement…for this key, it shouldn't be too hard…to accurately land on the Shift key.…
This is a really important aspect of proper typing,…because, like the period key,…the Shift key will be used in nearly every sentence.…It's important to make sure…that you're actually using the Shift key when typing,…and not using the Caps Locks key,…as that will greatly slow down your typing efficiency.…Let's go over some examples of using the Shift key.…If we wanted to start a sentence off with the word "the,"…we would move our right pinky finger…to the right Shift key, and hold it down.…
- 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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