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Title: Do you lift your wrists when typing?
Post by: Me on Mon, 17 May 2021, 10:43:11
Question. Do you(and I mean you specifically) lift your wrists when typing(I mean are your hands floating on the air or are your wrists resting on the table or a wrist rest). I have heard that you are supposed to, but when I do it feels like I have less leverage to type on the keys and I make a lot more errors.
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Post by: Indigu on Mon, 17 May 2021, 10:49:03
I personally like to keep my wrists rested on the desk.
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Post by: Jsza99 on Mon, 17 May 2021, 11:02:09
It really depends, sometimes i do, sometimes I feel lazy and do not.
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Post by: Herman on Mon, 17 May 2021, 12:50:08
Completely depends how much I want to tryhard that specific round of https://monkeytype.com/  :thumb:
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Post by: chiefmatex on Mon, 17 May 2021, 20:00:37
when i'm typing, my hand automatically hover over the keyboard. when not typing, they rest on the side or bezel of the keyboard. i guess i got used to it after decades of working in IT
Title: Re: Do you lift your wrists when typing?
Post by: Me on Mon, 17 May 2021, 21:14:48
My question is, does it increase your speed and accuracy(I NEED EFFICIENCY), or is it really just a preference like so many things regarding keyboards
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Post by: Indigu on Mon, 17 May 2021, 22:13:30
Preference.
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Post by: Me on Mon, 17 May 2021, 22:47:30
Ok, thanks!
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Post by: fairypenguin on Tue, 18 May 2021, 18:03:25
I do whatever keeps my wrists as straight and relaxed as possible, which means hovering most of the time. The bend that results from pressing your wrists to the desk/rest is just uncomfortable and strange, personally.
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Post by: Darthbaggins on Wed, 19 May 2021, 17:08:49
I tend to use my hardwood wrist rest as it works best at keeping my wrists relaxed and straight. At work I have a memory foam rest and I hate it - other than it is too large for the board I have at work (could almost work as a board and mouse rest all in one).
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Post by: Olumin on Wed, 19 May 2021, 17:31:31
Yes.

Perhaps that comes from writing on typewriters.
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Post by: Darthbaggins on Wed, 19 May 2021, 17:36:57
Having used IBM selectric TW's when I was a kid, it was definitely more beneficial to having your wrists due to the  manner in which you had to strike the keys (even though the Selectrics were easier compared to other models I played with).
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Post by: tp4tissue on Wed, 19 May 2021, 21:58:24
For games no, for typing yes, but my whole arm / elbow is above the ergodox @ my standing desk.
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Post by: jamster on Wed, 19 May 2021, 22:58:15
On a standalone keyboard, yes.

On a low profile board built into a laptop, no.
Title: Re: Do you lift your wrists when typing?
Post by: Me on Thu, 20 May 2021, 08:36:26
So do most of you put your arms on the table/wrist rest and lift your hands&wrists into the air or am I just misunderstanding.
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Post by: Sintpinty on Sat, 22 May 2021, 21:44:28
Yes, and i prob have rsi because of it
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Post by: Me on Sat, 22 May 2021, 22:01:49
Ok, so basically it depends on the situation, so like if the desk is high and your elbows are not at a right angle(which I already know is bad) then you are first of all, supposed to get a new desk but if not then you don't lift your hands. If your desk is the right height and you can lift your hands while still keeping your elbows at right angles and your wrists straight then you do so.