Dvorak Lesson 31: Learn to Type [ & ] Keys
This typing lesson will teach you the [ and ] keys. These keys are know as "square brackets" and are used extensively in some programing languages to denote an item's position in an array. Square brackets are also common in articles where text has been added to clarify the original author or speaker's intent, such as clairfying who he, or what it is. They are also used for footnotes or to indicate mistakes in original copy [sic]. If you already know the keyboard, try our our programming drills
or symbol drills
for more relevant practice exercises.
- Begin with your fingers on the home row.
- The '[' and']' keys are on the number row at the far right, next to the backspace. Reach up and over with your right pinky finger to hit them.
- 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.