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what shift key do you use (boost pls)

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@maya easy. brits and aussies use left shift, everyone else uses right

@anarchiv @maya I only have one shift lmao, such a waste of space

@anarchiv @maya This guy from The States disagrees. My nearly translucent left key confirms many years of abuse, while righty looks brand new.

@anarchiv @maya LOL Gotcha, do not take my comment as a bellwether of your joke making skills. My brain is extra squishy today.

@maya LOL. I won't say you're a weirdo if you use something else different than the two shifts.I like the right one, but, I get to use both at times, so I think I am the weirdo in this case! :ms_cat_grin:

@maya I have one shift key for each thumb, and use the hand that's not typing a letter to press shift, so I don't have to press several keys at once, because ouch.

@maya this is my favourite comeback post.

"Hi I've been away a few months but I just had to come back to ask about your keyboard habits, it's OK you can call me a weirdo in the poll"

@proactiveservices you don't get to 9k toots in under three years by taking time off from Posting. the world needs this shift-key Content and i accept the responsibility

@maya@occult.institute @proactiveservices@fosstodon.org i may beg two differ. i have accumulated many posts in a month or less

@maya Right thumb cluster. Tap for Esc, hold for shift. A relic of my Vim days.

@maya This is why God make the pinky on the left hand. I mean, IMO...

@maya both now, but it took me a long time to switch from just using one of them

@lm i'm a left shifty myself but i find it really funny how unimaginable this lifestyle is to some elite both-shifters with whom I have spoken of it

@maya If I’m typing on my phone, then I just use the left shift key.
If I’m using my iPad or an actual computer, I use both shift keys.

@maya I set up the spacebar on my Planck EZ to be a shift key if you hold it down.

@maya it depends. If the letter I want to capitalize falls under my right hand, then I use the left shift key (with my left pinky). And vice-versa.

@maya i use lshift as shift, but...
i have space cadet shift, so pressing lshift alone is ( and rshift alone is )
so.. both? i guess?

@maya seeing the distribution i must assume that in some keyboard layouts the left shift is in a usable position and not twice removed from everything else and ridiculously tiny (compared to right shift which seems to be the second biggest key after spacebar)

@maya

The only time I've used the right one is on that one laptop where I wore out the left one. I quickly got an external keyboard for it.

@maya Proper 10-finger typing requires the use of both shifts, depending on which hand isn't currently being used to type a letter. I, of course, follow 10-finger typing rules religiously ...
except for that tiny faux pas where I still lift my hands and count numbers, rather than reaching up with the correct finger. A far more major mistake, really. But at least I respect the shifts!
Except on the phone. We all have no choice there but to use the left shift, which is most unfair and unreasonable.

@maya wait how in the name of all that's holy are people shifting with their thumbs?! Are those people talking about phone keyboards?? 🀯

@Drops ah, that makes sense! Do you like that keyboard? (I'm a constant keyboard user, so always interested in a better mousetrap!)

@maya i actually learned 10-finger Typing when I was like 8 or 9 years old, so I always use the shift key on the site opposite to the letter I'm typing.

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