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 English language arrangement, known as QWERTY,. 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. Alternative layouts are often intended for efficiency, putting the most common keys under the strongest fingers, or placing common letter combinations on opposite sides of the keyboard to encourage alternation between left and right hands; opinions differ as to how successful it has been.

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

f and j[edit | edit source]

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

Step 2: Practice f and j by doing this:


The Spacebar[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Step 1: Practice these words:

1 sad

2 has

3 dad

4 glad