Trick for Home Position

Pllease give us some trick or tips on how to perfect home position.

Hi there,

A helpful trick for learning home position is to find the small bumps on the ‘f’ and ‘j’ keys. These bumps help you find where to place your pointer fingers each time you reset your hand position. You should be able to move your fingers to the correct spot without even looking at the keyboard.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hello, @anshhalliday!

Finger positioning is key to touch typing, so any program is going to drill that home row at the beginning. The left index finger can feel for the bump on the F key, and the right index finger can feel for the J key. The remaining fingers rest on the adjacent keys - the left hand fingers resting on D, S, A, and the right hand fingers resting on K, L, and semicolon key. Both thumbs will rest on the space bar. When typing, each finger has an assigned zone of keys, each requiring a movement of one or two keys away from home. After a finger has moved to type a letter, it will return to its home position.

Because of this, I spent a solid amount of time practicing ADAD LKLK over and over and over. It’s a little mind numbing, but I promise once you get the hang of home row, everything afterwards feels easier.

The secret to all typing learning is to PRACTICE! Unfortunately more of that is the only way to nail it!

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)