Share this post

user icon

Live

People Reading

This story now

Here Is The Surprising Reason Why 'F' And 'J' Have Raised Ridges On Keyboard

You all may have worked or still work on your laptops or desktop computers but hardly must anyone of you have paid attention to the keyboard keys or noticed something weird about them. Well, two of the alphabet keys on the keyboard carry little ridges over them. By far, you must have placed your fingers wrongly at times while typing over a keyboard. But now after this article, I am pretty sure you will learn the accurate method to use a keyboard.

These two keys are 'F' and 'J'. Let's know why there's a lifted ridge on both the keys.

Here Is The Surprising Reason Why 'F' And 'J' Have Raised Ridges On Keyboard

Here Is The Surprising Reason Why 'F' And 'J' Have Raised Ridges On Keyboard

754 396
  in Science & Technology

Little bumps on F and J

Little bumps on F and J

Look closely and concentrate on F and J keys of your keyboard. You will discover ridge or bump below the icon.

All modern keyboards have this feature

All modern keyboards have this feature

However, only these two alphabet keys are developed with the raised line and you will find this feature in every modern keyboard model.

F and J ridges were invented in 2002

F and J ridges were invented in 2002

These keys are referred to as home row and the raised bumps were invented by June E Botich in 2002.

Reason behind these bumps over F and J keys

Reason behind these bumps over F and J keys

The keys help us in correct positioning of our fingers without actually looking at the keyboard and in case you fly off the handle.

Improves typing speed

Improves typing speed

Precisely, the bumps help in speed typing and improve our command over the use of the keyboard.

Use index fingers to place them over F and J keys

Use index fingers to place them over F and J keys

Place index fingers of your left and right hands over F and J keys in a manner that is ideal for touch typing.

When you place index fingers on ridged keys:

When you place index fingers on ridged keys:

Your left-hand covers 'A, S, D and F', while right one covers ' J, K, L and colon' keys of a keyboard. After placing your left and right hand in a directed manner, ensure that both the thumbs rest on the space bar.

Loved this? Spread it out then

comments Comment ()

Post as @guest useror
clear

clear
arrow_back

redo Pooja query_builder {{childComment.timeAgo}}

clear

clear
arrow_back

Be the first to comment on this story.

Report

close

Select you are Reporting

expand_more
  • +2351 Active user
Post as @guest useror

NSFW Content Ahead

To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.