Which Fingers for WASD

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I’ve always wondered something. Most of the world uses WASD for their keyboard controls, right? I’m assuming so because that’s how every game is pre-configured. I, however, use ESDF for my keyboard controls, so I have to change the defaults on every single game I play. I am not bitter about that. Mostly.

I chose ESDF when I re-did my Quake keyboard binds way back in the day because it seemed like the natural choice, because my ring finger, middle finger, and index finger naturally rested on SDF anyway. If I needed to type a quick message, my fingers were right there ready to do so.

Here’s my question: Do people using WASD also use their ring finger, middle finger, and index finger? In other words, do they shift their fingers one key to the left of standard typing position? Or do they use their pinky, ring finger, and middle finger on ASD to maintain standard typing position? If the majority of people use their pinky to move left, then I could understand why it would seem normal for the default to be WASD. But whenever I use WASD, I have to shift my fingers into an unnatural position to play.


p>It’s just an idle thought for the day. Perhaps next time I will ponder why everyone fails to use invert mouse like they’re supposed to.

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