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Typing Lesson 27: # & = Keys

This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the # [pound or number sign] and = [equal] keys. If you already know the keyboard, try our our technical jargon drills or symbol drills for more relevant practice exercises.


  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The '#' key is shift-3, it is two rows above the 'D' key (use your left middle finger), stretch up while holding the shift key down to hit it.
  • The '=' key is two rows above the '[' and ']' keys (use your right pinky finger), stretch up to hit it.
  • image of keyboard with number/pound key and equal sign highlighted
  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
  • When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.
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