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Keyboard Bumps

Friday, February 16th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks

What are those bumps on the F and J keys on my keyboard for?

Depending on the color of your keyboard, it may be a little hard to see, but those two letters happen to have a little “bump” on them. It’s just a little line that goes across the key that sticks up a little like a ridge.


Why are they there? Allow me to explain!

The two bumps are there to help you position your hands on the keyboard in the correct places without having to look down. All you have to do is feel around for those two bumps and your right and left hands will be in the right spots. I’m sure you already know this, but the correct way is to place your left index finger on the F key and your right index finger on the J key. You then just line up the rest of your fingers on the other keys to begin typing.

So, the little bumps are there just to make sure your hands are in the correct position for the ultimate typing experience! And if you think about it, they can help you to start typing without looking down as well. Just feel around for the right spots and before you know it, you won’t have to look at your keyboard at all when you type. All it takes is a little practice and the bumps are there to help you right along. Try it out today!

~ Erin

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