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am I using wasd wrong?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JupiterTheFox, Dec 1, 2016.

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  1. Elorxiqz

    Elorxiqz New Member

    Why are the keys raised anyway? For blind people?
  2. normaly though I just have space as a keyboard function on my deathadder along "r"
  3. D4rk_D3mon

    D4rk_D3mon Member

    They are raised if because when you're 10 finger typing and not looking at your keyboard. If you got the wrong orientation you can adjust, just by feeling where the default position (J and F key) is. Can be quite useful.
  4. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    Did you cut off your middle finger in a woodshop accident or something?
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  5. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    LOL the bumps on F and J are for touch typists to find "home." They help you know where the keys are because your trained muscle memory needs a reference point. Once you know where to start (home), then your fingers know where all other keys are.

    For example, if I closed my eyes and you put a keyboard in front of me, I can quickly find home because they are the only keys with bumps on them. I can then proceed to type without ever opening my eyes.

    I didn't know this either but one day I found I was searching for the bumps subconsciously while typing without even realizing it. I guess I learned to use them without even knowing.
    LMAO dude that's messed up. He might seriously have a disability. I have a friend who was born with only 4 fingers on each hand. We always joke about how he's unable to flip people the bird.
    Also why does this guy have Predator5's sig?
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  6. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    Didn't mean to sound insensitive - just trying to figure out why he wasn't using his middle finger.

    And your friend - born with only 4 fingers, but how did they determine which finger was actually missing?
  7. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    There isn't a right or wrong way to some extent.

    @Raijin made a good reply regarding proper figure placement.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  8. Gamerongames

    Gamerongames New Member

    I put my thumb on space, pinkie on shift, middle on w, ring on s, index/pointer on d
  9. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    What about A? And what is the point of having two different fingers on W/S? Is there a game where you can move forward and backward at the same time?
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  10. Gamerongames

    Gamerongames New Member

    I said that wrong. Thumb on space. Middle on w. Pointer/Index on d, and ring on a. Also pinkie on shift.
  11. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Well, I was a touch-typist LONG before WASD ever existed, so I have always found those keys to be extremely awkward to use while trying to play. I naturally feel for the home keys every time my fingers are at rest for whatever reason which would slide me one key to the right and I was always missing what I needed. So, I don't use them. I either re-map movement keys to S(left)-D(forward)-F(right)-C(backward) or I'll use my orbweaver and use that same basic configuration using the 12, 13, 14, 18 keys. That leaves my A key free for another action and makes it really easy to use the default E key to "use" things in most games. For me, it makes perfect sense and is something I'm comfortable with.
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  12. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Lol I was joking. I figured he had made a mistake and was just giving you a hard time. Yeah that's what I've always wondered too but I've never had the courage to ask him. But I guess when you have 4 fingers there isn't a middle finger so that's what you assume and say? Lol he does have thumbs though.
    Missed you man. You've disappeared from Insider!

    kajira your new avatar is super cute!
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  13. ToxiC_PaiNt

    ToxiC_PaiNt Active Member

    There's no definite way to use WASD correctly, but most people I know including myself use:
    Middle Finger W/S
    Ring Finger A
    Index Finger D
    So that you have your thumb and little finger available for things like jump, walk, and crouch. But your way to wasd sounds very interesting too
  14. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    That I did. It's time to come back.
  15. RazerMaDsSs

    RazerMaDsSs Member

    No, I wasn't being sarcastic but honestly I type with like 6 or something fingers and using 10 sounds hard.. I'm gonna have to get on that:grimacing:
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  16. BoabToad

    BoabToad New Member

    if you cant deduce where the right place for your fingers to go i recommend using the arrows but if you still cant i recommend using a controller xD
  17. PrideHeart

    PrideHeart Active Member

    Thumb goes on space as far as I'm concerned so why is it on d?
  18. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Don't worry, it's normal. A lot of people end up typing like that because they are self-taught. Some people type with like 3 fingers!

    I used to be like that too. I'm still training the muscles in my middle, ring, and pinky fingers because they are so weak from a lifetime of neglect. My main motivation was to become a faster typer. After making the switch, my WPM took a huge hit. But after lots of practice (from posting on Insider), I'm back up to speed!

    It's super weird though. I think it's been a couple months since I made the switch, but now I have completely lost/forgotten the muscle memory to type how I used to. I can't do it even if I try. I can only type using 10 fingers now.
  19. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    After reading all the posts i can only comment on 1 thing.
    Do whatever you feel comfortable with! esdf wasd orbweaver ...
    It doesn't matter how you place your fingers and there is no right or wrong.

    When it comes to ergonomics, yeah sure middle finger on w/s , index on d , ring on a and thumb on space . is more naturally and will be better on the long run.... but not if you only play 1 hour per week.... or whatever. It is all relative anyways.

    "Am i using wasd wrong?"
    If you so wish you can try a different set up and let us know after a while what YOU Prefer ;)
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