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I've just realised that my typing habits are very awfull, so I managed it to change( I am typing with all 5 fingers placing them on ASDF JKL;(usual style). But I run into a big problem. I have been typing like this for 2 months and I can't train properly my pinky. I can't move it properly and It always hurts a bit. Same on both hands.

Other problem is that I can't find right technique for writing uppercase letters.

Could you please give me any advice how to improve, because It is a real problem for me. I have started programming and typing symbols like {}[]:;"'/ really iritates me.

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closed as off-topic by Rory Alsop Dec 16 '14 at 14:30

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When you say it hurts...are you holding them rigidly up away from the keys when you type? All your fingers should be completely relaxed when not being used. – Rory Alsop Jul 1 '13 at 22:41
This question appears to be off-topic - this is more to do with physical attributes than productivity – Rory Alsop Dec 16 '14 at 14:30

You may find it easier to use the Right Shift, as it's wider.

If you're having trouble holding the shift while typing; activate Sticky Keys.

I don't know if you know how to do this, so just in case: hit Shift five times to get up Sticky Key options. And be sure to make sure that the setting Turn off Sticky Keys when two keys are pressed at once is unticked.

I find that I struggle to angle my little finger correctly to hold down the shift, Sticky Keys is my prefered method for getting around this.

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