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With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:05 am

I realized today that I tend to hit the backspace key with my ring finger. This is odd, considering my pinky is actually closer to the key.

Which is your digit of choice?
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:14 am

Middle finger

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:18 am

That's interesting. Do you touch type, or are you a "hunt and peck" typist?
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:19 am



Quoting Triebwerk (Thread starter):
I realized today that I tend to hit the backspace key with my ring finger. This is odd, considering my pinky is actually closer to the key.

This is funny as I am doing this as well. My ringfinger seems to find its way to the backspace key  Wink

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:22 am

Well, in a way, it makes sense. The ring finger is significantly longer than the pinky, meaning I can simply pivot my hand to type on the backspace key. If I were to hit it with my pinky finger, I would have to shift my hand up to reach it.
 
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Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:23 am



Quoting Triebwerk (Thread starter):
Which is your digit of choice?

I type Backspace with my pinky. Same for the "Enter" key.
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Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:28 am

Ring finger

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Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:28 am

Middle finger.

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:29 am

Ring finger. Also, when deleting multiple words, I often use "shift-ctrl-left arrow" to highlight entire words before hitting backspace and deleting one word per keystroke. I love that feature.

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:30 am

I use the finger between my middle and finger and pinky finger
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:34 am



Quoting ZuluAviator994 (Reply 9):
--I don't know what to call this finger..

Ring finger  Wink
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:14 am

Right ring finger. Makes sense because it points in the right direction but is longer than the pinky.
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:18 am

Don't use the backspace key... I never make mikstakes!
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:48 am

When typing constantly: Ring finger
Otherwise: Middle finger
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:53 am

I use me whittle pinkie Big grin

When not typing, and just hitting a key, I alternate between the middle finger and pointer in rapid succession.
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Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:11 am



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 14):
I alternate between the middle finger and pointer in rapid succession.

Are you sure you are talking about typing here??
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:48 am

My middle finger, I don't do the like "official" touch type with my fingers on asdf and jkl; rather I type in my own method but do know the keyboard layout
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:51 am

Props on trying something new. I use a different keyboard layout (Dvorak{, but still touch type in the regular fashion.
 
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Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:10 am



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 12):
Don't use the backspace key... I never make mikstakes!

Sure you never make any MISTAKES.  Wink
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:15 am

I think the error was intended.

Next question, then: do you hit the space bar with your right thumb or your left thumb? Or do you use another finger altogether?
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Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:21 am



Quoting Triebwerk (Reply 19):
Next question, then: do you hit the space bar with your right thumb or your left thumb? Or do you use another finger altogether?

After further analysis, the right thumb gets the most use, but I use both thumbs depending on the previous word typed.
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:50 am

Backspace gets the index finger when I use my stationary computer, though on my laptop I use my pinky.

Left thumb for space.

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:54 am

My ring finger... I don't think a lot of people use their ring finger to hit the backspace.
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:01 am

Interesting topic! I actually had to type a couple sentences to find out.


Backspace: Right Middle/Ring Finger

Enter: Right Pinky

Space Bar: Right Thumb (I didn't have to type anything to check this one - there's actually a big shiny spot on my space bar from it)

Shift: Left Pinky



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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:05 am



Quoting Triebwerk (Reply 19):
do you hit the space bar with your right thumb or your left thumb?

RIght thumb only. And you can clearly see it on my laptops space bar. The right side looks used, the left side like it is never used  Wink

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:01 am

Enter/Backspace = Right little finger, I usually type on a laptop so the keyboard is small anyway. It's just in reach for my little finger.

Spacebar = Left thumb. I'm left handed so It does sorta make sense  Wink Same for Control/Shift and the command key on the Mac. I never use the right hand buttons for them, purely because I have no inclination to use my right hand. To be honest, I don't think I've ever used the right hand shift/control/cmd keys on my desktop or Macbook. =/

I type a lot more with my left hand too, It probably does 70% or so of the typing.

Also, just for pointlessness, I do indeed touch type. I find it completely counter intuitive when people look at the keyboard. How the hell are you supposed to check your mistakes if you aren't looking at the screen?  crazy 
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:03 am

I use the space bar with my left thumb.
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:22 am

OK, I'm the second one out of 27 posts to use my right index finger to hit "backspace".

No, I don't use the official touch type method, I have my own - but I type faster than most "official" touch typers I met so far  

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:47 am

I learnt how to type at university on an AZERTY keyboard (the French one). My left fingers are on the QSDF letters and the right fingers are on the JKLM ones. Thumbs are on the space bar. When I start typing, I move my fingers up and down on the keyboard. It's the fastest way to type, according to me.
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:15 pm

Right ringy. It just is in the right place.
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:33 pm

Backspace: Ring finger
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:03 am



Quoting Triebwerk (Thread starter):
I realized today that I tend to hit the backspace key with my ring finger.



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 3):
This is funny as I am doing this as well. My ringfinger seems to find its way to the backspace key



Quoting Rara (Reply 7):
Ring finger



Quoting Rara (Reply 7):
Ring finger.

Same here. Ring finger.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 8):
Also, when deleting multiple words, I often use "shift-ctrl-left arrow" to highlight entire words before hitting backspace and deleting one word per keystroke. I love that feature.

Whoa! That will save me a lot of time in the future! Big grin

Quoting Triebwerk (Reply 19):
Next question, then: do you hit the space bar with your right thumb or your left thumb? Or do you use another finger altogether?
I'm a right-thumber, left-shifter.

For me, right index finger for the space bar and left pinkie for the shift key.
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:40 am

I use my ring finger. To be honest. I never thought about it until this.
Left thumb for the space bar and Left/Right pinky for whatever shift key I'm using  Smile

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:18 am

One of the middle 3, just depends on which finger touches the key.
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:08 am

i hit backspace with my middle and ring at the same time and sometimes if i'm miffed, the index slides up in there for extra anger. i'm a home row typer and my space is with the right thumb although the left does slide in every now and then. i use both shifts depending. which ever side the letter i'm aiming for is i hit the other shift
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:16 pm

Index finger when hunt and pecking...otherwise it is the ring finger.
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:11 am



Quoting Triebwerk (Thread starter):
With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Right ring finger, or sometimes my right middle finger.

Quoting Triebwerk (Reply 19):
Next question, then: do you hit the space bar with your right thumb or your left thumb? Or do you use another finger altogether?

Right thumb (my space bar is much more worn there than on the left side).

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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:21 am

I dont make missteaks, sew I dont uses mine.  Big grin





But if I were to use it, it'd be the right ring finger.
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:06 am

Maybe they should just rename the ring finger the backspace key finger. What else do single people use it for?

Oh, and I use the pinkie for the "Enter" button.
 
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:21 am

I hit the backspace with my middle finger and press the enter key with my pinkey...
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RE: With Which Finger Do You Hit The "Backspace" Key?

Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:23 am

Ring finger for back space. Pinky for Enter.

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