What Are Those Little Raised Bars Below The J And F Keys On The Keyboard? This Why You Have Them!

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There are rapid enhancements and advancements in the field of Technology and computing. Most of the time, the changes are so dynamic and fast that it is absolutely difficult to keep pace with it. But, fortunately, computer keyboards are something that remained more or less same over the years. Whatever additions are there, they are mostly peripheral and cosmetic types like, agronomical changes and back-lit facilities.

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We must say that overall design of the keyboards and key layouts are well accepted all over the world and have become more or less like a standard. It is imperative that manufacturers follow that standard which will otherwise cause problems for the users.

In a day, people spend at least few hours in front of a computer. They are so much integral part of our lives that we tend to use them for almost everything, starting from work related matters to shopping, to keeping in touch with friends and family. The funny part is that despite spending all of those time, there is some special thing regarding a keyboard that you may not have noticed before.
Look closely at your keyboard and concentrate on the F and J keys. In most of the cases you will probably notice a little raised line or bump below them. Chances are there that the bumps exist in your keyboard as well. In fact, almost all modern keyboard makes and models come with this feature. You will notice that only the F and J keys are having this feature.

So, why they are there at all? These are to help us position our fingers correctly so that we are able to type without looking at the keyboard. If you balance your hand correctly using these bumps it improves your typing speed and makes it easier to use the keyboard.
The F and J keys were specially used for this purpose. When people place their hands on the keyboard in most of the cases, their index fingers rests on these keys or come closer to these keys. Apparently, this is a very simple feature to implement but, it comes handy for most of the people. Whether you use it or not, you should at least know about this feature. Who knows, one day, it may help you to enhance your productivity?

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