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How do you guys type?

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
September 9, 2012 5:24:47 PM

How do you type? I'm looking to get a general picture of the typing styles of heavy PC users like yourselves. I, for instance, keep my arms elevated at all times; I don't rest my wrists on anything. I've only just discovered that that's not common.
I've never had any typing injuries. Have you?
What kind of keyboard do you use? I'm on a Das.

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September 10, 2012 11:11:01 AM

well... if you go by the ergonomic standard you should be sitting upright with your arms at 90 degrees and type without resting your arms on anything. however, that just is not practical in the real world. kudos if you can manage this. typing on a desk that is too high and raising your arms above the keyboard though, is not the ergonomic standard. any long term keyboarding will damage your joints and tendons. take frequent breaks and stretch once in awhile to help prevent such things.

i use a desk that is about an inch too high and i tend to rest my forearms on the desk but my wrists are normally elevated. i prefer to use mechanical keyboards but have a cheap freebie dell keyboard at work i am thinking about replacing.

i've been using a keyboard for over 15 years and yes, i can notice some slight issues. if you use a keyboard every day there is no escaping it. look at any other daily activity and see how it affects the body. you can do things to help prevent it but ultimately most everyone experiences some sort of problems eventually. they do not have to be major, depending on your habits.
September 17, 2012 12:10:09 AM

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September 20, 2012 3:17:42 AM

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