So you want to learn typing. Well, did you know you don’t need software. You just need to know where to put your fingers and which fingers to use for each key. It’s really that simple.
So where do I put my fingers?
On the keys of course. But there’s a special place known as the “Home Keys” where fingers should start and always gravitate back to as you learn typing.
The Home Keys are shown in white on the image below.
But which fingers do I use for each key?
Good question. You’ll see from the above image that each key has a small number in either the top right or top left corner. This number represents which particular finger should be used to press each key. As follows:-
- Index Fingers – No 1
- Middle Fingers – No 2
- Wedding Fingers – No 3
- Pinky Fingers – No 4
What’s the Blue and Red all about?
You are paying attention. Blue represents the keys that should be pressed by right hand fingers. Red represents the keys that should be pressed by left hand fingers.
So what now?
So, you start on the Home Keys and follow the fingering. I told you it was simple.
I know what you’re thinking – but how can you remember all that – right?
Learn Typing with Keyboard Genius
The image is available as a set of stickers that are easily applied to the keys on your keyboard. This means that every time you sit at your computer or desk top you are reminded where to put your fingers (on the home keys) and which finger to use for each key (1, 2, 3 or 4).
With practice, your fingers will soon get used to typing in the correct position, until typing becomes automatic – and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to learn to type correctly.
Learn Typing – it’s so simple, even adults will understand it!
Thanks for reading and best of luck as you learn typing!