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). Just reading this has reminded me of a lesson I had a couple of years ago which has taken me from 4 WPM to 10 [ little ] WPM ! Lightly place the tips of your fingers on the home keys as shown in the illustration below.
Try this colorful QWERTY Keyboard which has been color coded to identify the the fingers used on each key! Just for fun you might want to take it even a step further and paint your nails the same color as the correct keys on the keyboard as shown below! The Patented KeyRight QWERTY Look & Learn Keyboard and Typing Tutor Software can replace a regular keyboard and works on both PC and Mac.
The KeyRight Tutor software bypasses the Home Keys method by encouraging the Direct Reach Method aimed at the Key-Finger Groups.
Unfortunately the colorful keyboard seems hard to come by and the only place I can find to buy it is from the KeyRight Website directly. Keep your elbows by your side and forearms parallel to the ground and don’t bend your wrists! Have the screen directly in front of the keyboard, sit a comfortable distance from the keyboard and adjust the screen to a comfortable reading distance that does not require too much bending of the neck or any eyestrain. This document describes keys you may find on your keyboard and some of the functions available when keys are used in combination with each other. Despite all letter keys having a capital letter on them, pressing them on their own produces a lower case letter.  Capital letters are produced by pressing and holding down the Shift key and then pressing the corresponding letter on the keyboard. These keys usually run along the top of the keyboard, and are marked F1 to F12.  Many packages have defined these keys to be used as shortcuts for commonly-needed actions but you rarely need to use them.
Situated on the right of the keyboard, these keys have numbers and control functions on them. If the NumLock key is not pressed, it means that the other items marked on these keys are operational.
When using word processors, the 'up arrow' moves your cursor up one line of typed characters at a time, the 'down' arrow moves it down one line of typed characters at a time. The Home key moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line of typed characters, the End key moves it to the end. Some of these keys are used in conjunction with other keys to perform specific tasks within software packages.
This key is used to send the cursor to the beginning of the next line (for instance when typing text in a word processing package). Hold down this key and press a letter, to get an upper case letter, or press any other key, eg a number, to get the symbol above it.  Some keyboard shortcuts also use the Shift key. Primarily used to cancel a command (instead of pressing Enter) or to escape from a process which may be in an odd state. Used in conjunction with other keys to carry out functions specific to your computer system.


Used to produce the third character located on the key above the Tab key.  Hold this down and press the key above Tab.
Allows the numeric keys to be used on the numeric keypad, rather than the cursor control keys. Used by the operating system and applications - actions variable depending on program used.
Sends a copy of everything on your current screen to the Windows Clipboard.  From here you can paste it into an application, eg a Word document. Great tips here, not just for anyone who wants to learn typing – but also for anyone wanting to improve their typing skills, to get faster or become more accurate.
Most things are easy when you break them down into bite sized pieces – and learning to type is no exception.
When using the SHIFT or CONTROL keys, it is easier to use the opposing hand from the letter (or command key) you will be pressing.
Simply substitute the symbol on the color coded chart, as long as the letters are all in the correct place this should not be any cause for concern.
Now if you were to Break Commandment Number One of Typing – and most of us will admit to sneaking a peak here and there!!! University trials showed that this KeyRight Look & Learn Keyboard with software to teach you how to type is 192% more effective than learning to touch type on a regular keyboard!!!
The Home Keys Technique requires keeping at least one finger on the left hand on the A-S-D-F keys and at least one finger on the right hand on the J-K-L-; keys while reaching for all the other keys.
Place the screen at right angle to window to avoid glare and reflection and avoid rebound reflection from fluorescent lights. When you type use the weight of your fingers and thumbs only not the weight of the force of the wrist or arms.
Using Typing Tutor Software such as Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Typing Instructor Platinum or TypingMaster Pro or Touch Typing Software that includes Typing Games for Kids can help increase the speed of your typing as they keep track of the keys you are having troubles with and get you to do repeated practice on those keys. These generally consist of punctuation (including accents and quotes) and mathematical symbols. This facility is often used by data entry operators who need to input vast amounts of numerical data by touch. PgUp is an abbreviation for Page Up, and moves your cursor up one page, and PgDn moves it down one page. The decimal point key beneath the number 3 key also has a Del function, allowing deletion of items at the current cursor position. It is also used to finish a command and tell the computer to execute the command just typed. You can also click and drag to highlight text and then press the Backspace key to delete text. Setting tab positions allows you to move the cursor to defined positions, for instance when typing figures in columns.
Also used to enter ASCII codes, including non-English characters, by holding down the Alt key and entering the number from the numeric keypad.


Num Lock mode is activated by pressing the key once and is indicated by a light on the panel above the numeric keypad. Right hand pinkie finger on the ; (semi-colon) key and other fingers on the L, K and J keys.
For example, for uppercase A press and hold the right side SHIFT key with your RIGHT HAND pinkie finger, and press the A key with your LEFT HAND pinkie finger. If your keyboard has a completely different layout, you can select the correct type at the top of this page.
Using a Typing Tutor like Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing or Typing Instructor will help you with this as they show a picture of your hands on the computer screen while you get used to not looking at the keyboard. Well I do anyway ; ) Here are some thoughts on How to Break that Rule Really Really Well!!! This makes half of the strokes involved in normal text generation awkward and some physiologically impossible.
Some of them such as Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing have been around for so long the software is amazingly cheap and you can always buy an older version from Amazon if you want to get it at a bargain price.
These characters are obtained by pressing and holding down the Shift key before pressing the required key. To use the numeric option, press down the NumLock key above the 7 key.  There is usually a light above the numeric keypad that lights when the NumLock key has been pressed.
The arrows are known as cursor control keys (the cursor is the flashing bar on the computer screen that shows your current position). By holding down the Shift key then pressing Tab, you can move to the previous tab position.
Scroll Lock mode is activated by pressing the key once and is indicated by a light on the panel above the numeric keypad. You can also click and drag to highlight text and then press the Delete key to delete text. Some keyboards have helpful "bumps" on the F and J keys, to allow you to quickly position your fingers by feel. Your thumbs are used in a similar way, you can use either RIGHT or LEFT thumb to press the SPACE BAR and ALT keys.
Take plenty of time to play fun typing games or practice typing something you are dying to read like your latest novel, magazine or whatever inspires you and makes you smile! When you have finished typing the numbers you want you can press the NumLock key again to release it (and turn the light off).  You would do this if you want to use the other options on these keys (see Cursor control keys).



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