Why is there a faded line under the "J" key?

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  1. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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  2. erillanos macrumors member

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    Look on your keyboard on your computer it is there to.

    Just to make it look like a real keyboard serves no function on a virtual keyboard. On real one it guides your hands so you can know where you are on the keyboard
     
  3. CarboysDesire thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed it's on the "F" key as well.


    These are known as the home keys but you cannot rest your hands on the keyboard, so what gives?
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    It appears they are just for looks.
     
  5. lespaul85 macrumors member

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    And the F key. To look like a real keyboard. Some people use the bumps to feel around while touch typing so they don't have to look down. Doesn't really serve a purpose other than looks on the virtual one though
     
  6. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    F key has it too. On some traditional keyboards, that is a physical raised line that helps touch type. Maybe a sign for haptic feedback in a future device?
     
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    You see them outta the corner of your eye sublimanaly
     
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    Did anyone mention that it was on the F key too?
     
  11. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    lol those under lines are for tactile feedback for home row positioning on regular keyboards (fingers will automatically find their place on the keyboard without looking), its just stupid to put it on a touch screen keyboard.
     
  12. Absrnd macrumors 6502

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    if you close your eyes and feel the J and F key, you can feel the ridge
    so blind people can use the iPad too !

    if you can't feel it, then there is something wrong with your keyboard, and have to do a full restore









    omg, are you really seriously asking that question ?
     
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    If you properly learned to type from a class, they would tell you that your index finger need to be on the F and J keys. It's for you mind to know where to put the index keys without looking down.

    Left hand
    ASDF (for your four fingers with Thumb on space bar)

    Right hand
    JKL;
     
  16. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    it is obviously some of the guys here skip their typing class on college :D
     
  17. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    It's always a good idea to make sure your message doesn't have a typo when you insult other people's education.

    This has nothing to do with typing skills. It has to do with why a tactile indicator is on a touchscreen without haptic feedback.
     
  18. bigddybn macrumors member

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    Actually the vast majority of people that haven't taken a formal typing class would never know that F and J had a special function on a real keyboard. The OP is obviously one of those people.

    Perhaps you skipped reading comprehension?
     
  19. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Speaking of reading, I was one of the original people to reply, with the explanation. I just didn't use the opportunity to insult people.

    I never took a formal typing class. But the keyboard I am using (Saitek Eclipse II) has those indicators, as do many numeric keypads. It doesn't take a typing class. Regardless, there's no reason to insult people.
     
  20. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    No it isn't. Just like a a regular keyboard, it works through visual notifications as well. Just because you can't feel the keyboard doesn't mean the notches don't help people know which finger goes there. Plus, why shouldn't they make the keyboard look like a real keyboard?
     

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