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April 15th, 2004, 10:42 PM #1
How do you type numbers? With keypad or top row?
I've always used the top row, though I'm not very fast at it. sixf00t4's post on the space bar made me wonder about how people type numbers.
April 15th, 2004, 11:22 PM #2
April 15th, 2004, 11:25 PM #3
Keypad. Never learned how to type, but had to take 10-key in accounting, so I mastered it.
April 15th, 2004, 11:26 PM #4
April 15th, 2004, 11:29 PM #5
depends on what im typing
word/number combo (passwords or usernames) is top row, numbers only (phone number, zipcode, etc) is number padI don't like signatures.
April 15th, 2004, 11:39 PM #6
hmmm....I thought in this forum it wouldn't have to be explained...but ok: First, you take your finger, and apply it on any of the buttons with a number on them, for example a "2". You apply enough pressure until a "click" is heard, DO NOT FORCE PUSH THE KEYS!!!! After the click is heard, you may release the finger from the button. Therefore you have now just typed a number. :-D
I use both, usually keypad though, especially with cd keys
April 15th, 2004, 11:42 PM #7
Keypad. It's just so much easier.
April 15th, 2004, 11:53 PM #8
April 16th, 2004, 03:12 AM #9
April 16th, 2004, 03:52 AM #10
If it's just numbers like a registration code, I use the keypad. If it's along with letters, such as typing Windows 98, I use the top row so I don't have to move my hand to the keypad and back.
April 16th, 2004, 04:09 AM #11Originally posted by butch81385
word/number combo (passwords or usernames) is top row, numbers only (phone number, zipcode, etc) is number pad
April 16th, 2004, 05:25 AM #12
it depends, when i'm writing something and then need one or two numbers i use the top row, but if i calculate things or just write numbers i use the keypad^^
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April 16th, 2004, 05:46 AM #13
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Depends on which arm I'm leaning on.
April 16th, 2004, 06:02 AM #14
Or if I have a beer in one hand.
Makes it hard to use the number pad. -Otherwise, that`s what I use.
April 16th, 2004, 08:18 AM #15
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See, I'm an old fogey: the first computer I had was an XT Kaypro clone. Since it didn't have the extra set of keys for cursors, Insert, Delete and so on, NumLock was off by default. Consequently, the only time you turned it on was to do an actual calculation (or insert ASCII).
Never have got used to having NumLock on; I still set the BIOS to default NumLock off.
April 16th, 2004, 08:43 AM #16
So why does the num pad on a keyboard start at the bottom,
while the number pad on a phone starts at the top?
Just throw in a quik thread crap.
Havent posted here in a while. R.
April 16th, 2004, 10:19 AM #17
April 16th, 2004, 01:58 PM #18
I had an accounting class in high school but I just never type numbers alone, I'm always typing letters and numbers.
April 16th, 2004, 03:20 PM #19
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April 16th, 2004, 03:28 PM #20
tonyj, whats the name of that site that translates that for me?I don't like signatures.
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