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Dvorak Lesson 01: Learn to Type N & O Keys

This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the D and E keys. Both capital and lower-case letters are included in this lesson. To type a capital, hit shift at the same time as you hit the letter. If you already know the keyboard, try our our alphabet drills or misspelled words drills for more relevant practice exercises.

Instructions:

  • Begin with your fingers on the home row. The home row is the middle row of letters on your keyboard. Your left index finger rests on the "F" key, and your right index finger rests on the "J" key. These keys are usually marked with a raised dot or dash to help you find the keys without looking. The rest of your fingers line up in the adjacent keys - shown highlighted in the illustration below.
  • image of dvorak keyboard with the home row keys highlighted
  • The 'N' key is under your right ring finger. (see keys highlighted below)
  • The 'O' key is under your left ring finger. (see keys highlighted below)
  • image of dvorak keyboard with o and n keys highlighted
  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. To make a capital letter, press the shift key with the pinky finger of your other hand at the same time as you press the letter key. 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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