Left-hand typing rules for lesson 8
The character "t" can be typed by pressing the key "T" while holding the keys Alt and Shift. We press the keyboard key "T" by moving the finger from the key "F" to "T".
After typing the letters, the left-hand fingers should naturally return to their base position in the keyboard home row (where the CapsLock key is located).
Right-hand typing for lesson 8
The character "y" can be typed by pressing the key "Y" while holding the keys Alt and Shift. We press the keyboard key "Y" by moving the finger from the key "J" to "Y".
After typing the letters, the right-hand fingers should naturally return to their base position on the keyboard.
Resting your wrists during comfortable keyboard typing
Ensuring comfort and ergonomic support is essential for an optimal typing experience when it comes to touch typing. One key aspect to consider is using a keyboard wrist rest pad. Typing for extended periods without proper wrist support can lead to discomfort and strain, particularly with high-profile keyboards like mechanical keyboards. If the keyboard is high-profile, the absence of a wrist rest pad forces you to hold your hands in the air, which can be taxing over time. A solution is to use a low-profile keyboard, which has less key travel than a higher-profile mechanical keyboard but often does not require a wrist pad. When using a laptop, a different challenge arises. Laptops usually come with built-in touchpads; if they are sizable, accidental touches can disrupt your typing flow. This may necessitate lifting your hands, leaving them without a comfortable resting place. To maintain comfort and efficiency in touch typing, it's crucial to strike the right balance by purchasing a proper wrist rest pad if necessary, considering using a low-profile keyboard, and trying a laptop keyboard before buying it.