How to Type/The Middle Row

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Keyboards are arranged in various ways depending on location, intended language, and history. This following covers the most common arrangement, especially for use with the English language. Its pattern is not the only in use, even for English language users. The Dvorak keyboard, for instance, is widely available as an alternative, especially since the development of electronic keyboards used with computers. It was intended for efficiency, putting the most common keys under the strongest fingers; opinions differ as to how successful it has been.

The Middle Row of the common keyboard is that row which has a, s, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, and ;.

f and j[edit]

Step 1: Place your two index fingers on the f and j and look at Notepad. You will know where they are by the bumps on the key.

Step 2: Practice f and j by doing this:

fffjjjffjjfjfjffjjjfffjjjfff

The Spacebar[edit]

The Spacebar is used to put spaces through words.

Step 1: Put your two thumbs on the space bar and use them when you need to.

Step 2: Practice like this:

fff jjj jjf ffj fjfj fj jf ff jj

d, s, a, k, l, and ;[edit]

Step 1: Put your middle fingers on d and k and practice like this:

fd df jk kj fk fj jf kf jd dj

Step 2: Put your ring fingers on s and l and practice like:

ffddss ssddff jjkkll llkkjj sl ls

Step 3: Put your pinkies on a and ; and practice like:

ffddssaa jjkkll;; ;;llkkjj aassddff fjdksla; a;sldkfj

g and h[edit]

Step 1: Use your index fingers to shift from f to g, and j to h. Like so:

fdsa fgf jkl; jhj asdf gfg ;lkj hjh

Your first words[edit]

Step 1: Practice these words:

lass; gas; had; lad

You have now qualified to Lesson 2, "The ends of the top".