Home row

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On a QWERTY keyboard, the letters "ASDFGHJKL" and the semicolon (;) are called the home row, or sometimes the home keys.

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The home keys A, S, D, F, J, K, L and semicolon are where the fingers are placed, with both thumbs resting on the space bar. The pinkies (plural of pinky) go on the A and ; keys, the ring fingers (fingers closest to the pinkies) on S and L, middle fingers on D and K, and the index fingers (those closest to the thumb) on F and J. Some computers have little bumps on the F and J letters to help the user tell where the home keys are. When the fingers are placed on the home keys, almost every key should be reachable from that position.