Typing Basics - To Cap Or Not To Cap
Congratulation! You have learned how to type the entire alphabet using the touch typing technique. I know that you have just come off of the exercises in typing for lesson 6 and are ready to go, but before we get started I suggest that you go back and take a moment to do the review section that follows the exercises for lesson 6. You can follow the link on the bottom of this page to get there or just click the back button on your browser. Well, now that we have that over with, lets get on with the show! There are many different instances in which you will need to use "Shift and "Caps Lock" keys. Thus you need to be very familiar with how to press them and when to use one as opposed to the other. As you look at your keyboard you will notice that there are two shift keys. The shift key is used so frequently that they have put one on each side of the keyboard for your convenience. To capitalize a letter, or switch the symbol that you obtain from a given key, you simply reach your pinkie down and away from the center of the keyboard and press the "shift key". To do this I recommend that you just simply use the pinkie that it is most convenient to use in any given situation. Now, you may be wondering what that "Caps Lock" key is for. The caps lock is simply what its name implies. Once activated it causes the keyboard to produce all camps until it is deactivated. A good general rule of thumb is to use the "Caps Lock" key when you are going to be typing three or more capital letters in a row. One thing that you must remember about the caps lock key is that it only works on letters not on the other symbol keys. It also might do you good to note that if you depress the "shift" key while the "caps lock" is on and type a character you will get a lower case character. well, it's that time again. Time to go practice all these great skills you are learning. Have fun!
Exercises In Typing | Fingering Diagram
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