1. crackberryhead's Avatar
    Why is there a little bump thing on the 5/D button? And for those who I'm sure are gonna say "search is your friend" my reply is, I really don't feel like using search. So what?

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    02-06-10 08:57 AM
  2. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    So that you can find the center of the number keypad.


    And um .... duh! If you look on other telephone keypads, it's there too.
    02-06-10 09:43 AM
  3. Reed McLay's Avatar
    If you check out the F and J keys on a full sized keyboard, or the 5 key on the number pad, they all have a raised feature. Those are the home keys for touch typing.
    02-06-10 10:18 AM
  4. crackberryhead's Avatar
    Thanks for the replys...

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    02-06-10 10:23 AM
  5. LuvMyBB's Avatar
    It helps a lot when you're trying to find numbers/type in the dark. :-)
    02-06-10 12:08 PM
  6. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I think it has more to do with blind people.
    02-06-10 01:10 PM
  7. Amanda.Layne's Avatar
    I was going to say for blind people, but really, is a blind person going to have much use with a full qwerty keyboard? I don't wanna sound mean, but I just don't think it's very practical.
    02-06-10 02:13 PM
  8. bronco_fan's Avatar
    There's a "bump" here on the keyboard of my PC also. I tried to Google the answer as to why this is done, but couldn't find anything.
    02-06-10 03:14 PM
  9. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    My old typing teacher told me its there from typewriter days so you could reposition your hands without looking down when words per minute were a factor in how you were hired....
    02-06-10 03:23 PM
  10. trektagger's Avatar
    I was told in my high school typing class that on a pc keyboard the bump on the f and j help you position your index fingers for typing without having to look at the keyboard. We had a typing class on huge ibm typewriters back in the 90s

    Haha. Looks like Tony and I typed the same thing at the same identical time.
    Last edited by trektagger; 02-06-10 at 03:27 PM.
    02-06-10 03:23 PM
  11. dictoresno's Avatar
    Why is there a little bump thing on the 5/D button? And for those who I'm sure are gonna say "search is your friend" my reply is, I really don't feel like using search. So what?

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    you dont even have to search for this answer. if you spent 5 mins thinking about it, chances are you couldve figured it out. oh and lose the attitude.
    02-06-10 07:45 PM
  12. Mamaluka's Avatar
    Strange, 2nd post today I've seen asking this exact question. A guy named hivewax asked it in the 9700 forum.

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    02-06-10 08:51 PM
  13. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    They are stupid finders!
    02-06-10 09:10 PM
  14. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Several crude attempts at humor removed.

    OP has his answer. Thread closed.
    02-06-10 10:25 PM
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