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IN Science & Technology ON 26 Apr, 2016
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.
Look closely and concentrate on F and J keys of your keyboard. You will discover ridge or bump below the icon.
However, only these two alphabet keys are developed with the raised line and you will find this feature in every modern keyboard model.
These keys are referred to as home row and the raised bumps were invented by June E Botich in 2002.
The keys help us in correct positioning of our fingers without actually looking at the keyboard and in case you fly off the handle.
Precisely, the bumps help in speed typing and improve our command over the use of the keyboard.
Place index fingers of your left and right hands over F and J keys in a manner that is ideal for touch typing.
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.