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[quote name='Guth' timestamp='1364306093' post='595598788']
Is it because you guys are american that you use the left shift? (IE. are the keyboards different)
my left shift key is tiny, I guess I use the right because its bigger.
I just assumed everyone used that one but im the odd one out lol
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I type the same way on UK and US keyboards... just what I'm used to I suppose :)

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I AM SORRY, I CAN'T READ. WOULD YOU PLEASE INCREASE YOUR FONT SIZE.

Just kidding.

People are entitled to their perferences when they come up to their keyboard. I guess depends what they learn from typing class at their school.

I learned typing on my own computer myself when I got my computer. Before that, I typed with my 2 index fingers.

hAVE FUN, nEOWIN PEOPLE!

heheh

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Left Shift, mostly.
Except when entering passwords with one hand, for instance - because I want to check Neowin at work and I'm stuffing face at the same time.
Caps Lock still serves a purpose in some games, where toggle type keys are useful.

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[quote name='Phouchg' timestamp='1364308056' post='595598852']
Left Shift, mostly.
[b]Except when entering passwords with one hand[/b], for instance - because I want to check Neowin at work and I'm stuffing face at the same time.
Caps Lock still serves a purpose in some games, where toggle type keys are useful.
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Eating... right. :shifty:

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I use shift on the opposite hand of the letter been capitalized.

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[quote name='NoPanShabuShabu' timestamp='1364307104' post='595598830']
So, when you said that you always use the right shift (if I remember correctly), then when you type keys on the right of the keyboard with your right hand, you're also holding down the right shift with your right pinkie? Sounds awkward.
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not at all. My two index fingers are on F and J. I just move my pinky on my right hand a little bit and hold down shift. I dont move my hands at all when I type. However, its not the *correct* way to touch type as I never actually learned. I just taught myself. I use some of the wrong fingers for some keys. But mostly its correct.

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[quote name=']SK[' timestamp='1364304947' post='595598742']
My wife uses Caps lock and it really annoys me. A waste of a button press.
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same here, the click noise that the key makes gets on my nerves for some reason! luckily, i told her and she slowly got used to using the shift key instead
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UK - Right handed - left shift key.

I think people who don't use computers often, or have recently (as in over the past few years) use caps lock.

Why? I guess it might make more sense to them. Some keyboards actually have "caps lock" written on the key whereas shift keys just have an up arrow which isn't very telling as to it's function.

[quote name='Guth' timestamp='1364308455' post='595598862']
not at all. My two index fingers are on F and J. I just move my pinky on my right hand a little bit and hold down shift. I dont move my hands at all when I type. However, its not the *correct* way to touch type as I never actually learned. I just taught myself. I use some of the wrong fingers for some keys. But mostly its correct.
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Do you have particularly small hands? I find it very uncomfortable to hit the right shift key in normal typing position with my right-little-finger.

I always use the pinky on my left hand for the left shift :)

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1364309060' post='595598886']
UK - Right handed - left shift key.

I think people who don't use computers often, or have recently (as in over the past few years) use caps lock.

Why? I guess it might make more sense to them. Some keyboards actually have "caps lock" written on the key whereas shift keys just have an up arrow which isn't very telling as to it's function.
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Actually that's a good point. My grandad is in his 70's and has only used a word processor/PC for the last 10-15 years. He used to type on a typewriter in the 60's as an accountant and he uses shift. I think also some laptop users prefer caps lock over shift as the key is within reach.

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[quote name='Guth' timestamp='1364303952' post='595598724']
so which one of us is strange xD haha
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We need another poll to resolve this! :D
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[quote name=']SK[' timestamp='1364304947' post='595598742']
My wife uses Caps lock and it really annoys me. A waste of a button press.
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My Dad doubleclicks Hyperlinks, and will type "ebay" in the address bar and hit enter, instead of adding ".co.uk" on the end.


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[quote name='Xenosion' timestamp='1364309501' post='595598912']
We need another poll to resolve this! :D
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Do it :)

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I only use caps lock when I'm angry. Luckily for you, I'm in a good mood. :|

[quote name='McKay' timestamp='1364309513' post='595598914']
My Dad doubleclicks Hyperlinks, and will type "ebay" in the address bar and hit enter, instead of adding ".co.uk" on the end.
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I've been using computers for many years and I do that out of laziness.... :shifty:

Can't stand people who don't know there double click icons from their hyperlinks.

[quote name='Xenosion' timestamp='1364309501' post='595598912']
We need another poll to resolve this! :D
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I think it's fair to say both of you win.

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I almost never use caps lock.

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My coworker was using the caps lock key to capitalize ALL the letters, regardless if it was the beginning of the sentence or something mid-sentence. It drove me nuts, and I had to teach them about the Shift key.

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I only use caps lock when working in SQL; lower case just doesn't look right in SQL to me. Never saw or heard of anyone hitting caps lock just for a single letter though.

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I use the[s] left shift all the time.[/s] scratch that turns out I used right shift more, just noticed that as I was typing this reply lol
Only ever time I use caps lock is if I'm setting up PCs/I.T work and I have to type specifically with caps.

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I would say caps lock is useful only when gaming. Using WASD to control movement and using space, shift, and caps lock as other actions. These keys require the least amount of movement and they are easy to find.

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1364309165' post='595598886']
UK - Right handed - left shift key.

I always use the pinky on my left hand for the left shift :)
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Same!

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One of my "problem users" has an odd way of entering her user name to log on:

CapsLock on - IPF - Shift - reely - Caps off

Boggles my mind every time I see it.

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I use shift unless I am typing multiple letters with caps in a row. But at the start of a sentence, I use shift.

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Wow, am I the only person who voted for CAPS lock? :p.
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Shift, definitely.
The only time I use CAPS LOCK is when a password, form, etcetera requires a good amount of capital letters.

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Man!

Some sloppy a** typists here then if you've never used the right side shift key!!

Why in the world would anyone use the caps lock key for just 1 capital letter!!

Why in the world would you disable the caps lock key also? Again, more totally sloppy typists here, huh? Might have a bunch of geeks here, but not many of you ever took a typing class in school?

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Left shift key. Even when writing full words or sentences in caps, I tend to hold it down with my pinky and carry on typing as usual.

The only time I use the right shift is I have something in my right hand and have to use only the left hand to type. Even then most of the time I end up stretching my hand trying to reach the right-most keys with my thumb while the pinky is on left shift. Only after a few moments of palm acrobatics do I remember there is another shift on the right side too :p

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