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Caps lock or shift?

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[quote name='cork1958' timestamp='1364379701' post='595600808'] 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? [/quote]

Ha, I can type 100+ wpm on a good day; I'd hardly call myself sloppy. I just don't find myself using the right shift much at all. For a capital A, I just tested, I seem to move my hand over a bit, press the Shift with the pinky and the A with the ring finger, then move back and carry on as usual. At lightning speed. :laugh: Wonder how many variations of "correct" typing are out there. Especially if you have some kind of hand or finger abnormality or injury you need to compensate for.

If that makes me sloppy, oh well, put me on a bun and call me Joe.
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Shift, unless I am writing a sentence in capitals, which is not only rare, but endangered!

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I always use shift. And seeing I am right-handed, it's of course the left shift.

Using the right hand for the mouse leaves the left shift as the natural choice when you need shift for other purposes than typing, making it also the natural choice when typing because of the muscle memory. So I'd say the right-handed people who use the right shift are the odd ones. ;)
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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 use the right shift key too

as you say its bigger and easier to hit

I am Left Handed

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I don't think I've used the Caps Lock button in the over 20 years I've been using computers.
Well I may have hit it by accident a time or two.

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An interesting point of view on that subject ...
[url="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2010/12/good_riddance.single.html"]http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2010/12/good_riddance.single.html[/url]
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Im a shifter, thats what its there for... :shiftyninja:

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[quote name='Guth' timestamp='1364302035' post='595598664']
fun fact: always the right shift too. I guess its because I'm right handed, I never use the left shift.
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[quote name='spikey_richie' timestamp='1364303040' post='595598696']
I'm right-handed, and I never use the right shift. Curious.
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I am somewhat ambidextrous and use both shift keys.

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Shift

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It's funny there's only 1 vote for Caps lock. :)

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