1. The second prompt is revealed! (Q2 2018)

    "Breaking into Snape's office in the middle of the night was a risky move at the best of times..."

    Deadline is June 18th, also known as the 22nd Anniversary of a seriously sad day—a tremendously black day for anyone.

    As with before you can check out the new thread discussing scoring, rules, and other such matters in the in the Story Competitions forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Which shift key do you use?

Discussion in 'Flash and Spam Games' started by Oz, Nov 12, 2010.

?

Left shift or right shift?

Poll closed Dec 12, 2010.
  1. Left

    65.3%
  2. Right

    10.2%
  3. Both

    24.4%
  1. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    8,755
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Baile Átha Cliath
    I have always for as long as I can remember used the right shift key pretty much exclusively, but a discussion on IRC is making me think I'm some sort of mutant.

    So which shift key does DLP use?
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  2. Solomon

    Solomon Heir

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2,744
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I use the one on the right pretty much exclusively as well. I can't say why, I just do. This is made readily apparent when someone looks at my shitty keyboard and sees that the label on the right shift key is gone and the left is untouched.

    Then again, with that logic I almost exclusively use the letters A and L, since the labels on those keys are worn off, too.
     
  3. Eidolonic

    Eidolonic Chief Warlock

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,546
    Wat. People actually use the right shift key, ever? Odd.

    According to WhatPulse, I've used Right Shift 376 times in my last 30 million keys. Left shift?

    495,812 times.
     
  4. Vermis

    Vermis First Year

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    The left one. Like a normal person.
     
  5. Palindrome

    Palindrome A bigger, darker mark Moderator DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,444
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    England
    Wow. I hardly touch my right shift key unless I'm typing with one hand. Didn't even realise people would use the right exclusively - I've never seen it. (But then, I've never looked for it either)

    Could this be correlated to hand preference, by any chance? (I'm right-handed)
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  6. White Rabbit

    White Rabbit Hippity Hoppity DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    979
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Left shift, right handed.
     
  7. Solomon

    Solomon Heir

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2,744
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Left-handed, here.
     
  8. mknote

    mknote 1/3 of the Note Bros. DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,347
    Location:
    Melbourne, Florida, United States
    I honestly don't think I've used my right shift key. Ever.
     
  9. Schrodinger

    Schrodinger Supreme Mugwump

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,684
    Same.
    <filller>
     
  10. Spanks

    Spanks Minister of Magic

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,310
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I use both shift keys. I think that may be because I took typing classes in high school which taught me to use the the shift key on the opposite side of the keyboard of the letter I'm capitalizing. So, If I'm capializing an S or C I use the right shift. If I'm doing an I or N I use the left, etc.
     
  11. Fiat

    Fiat The Chosen One DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,217
    I use the right shift key, almost exclusively.
     
  12. Anubis

    Anubis Seventh Year

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    242
    Left Shift key. Don't think I've ever used Right Shift save in ye olde days when I used the arrow keys to control characters in PC games. Dark times.
     
  13. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,200
    Location:
    UK
    High Score:
    2,296
    The right shift, pretty much all the time.
     
  14. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    8,755
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Baile Átha Cliath
    I'll edit "Both" into the poll.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I can't. I'll bug a mod. D:
     
  15. Militis

    Militis Supreme Mugwump

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,683
    Location:
    Online
    Seeing as my WhatPulse registers both my shift keys as 'Unknown', I can't be as cool as this guy. I do, however, use my semi-colon almost double that of my 'Unknown' shift keys. Programming coincidence?

    Edit three days late: According to my laptop (where I do most of my programming) out of the 82,000 key presses it has logged, left shift has 2770 presses and right shift has 633.
    I am, however, in agreement with this. I'm left-handed, but I still use both depending on which letter I'm capitalizing.

    The ONLY exceptions to this are when I'm coding. I use the right shift for <>?:" because it is convenient. I also usually have had my hand on my mouse selecting multiple places in my code, so ,./right-shift is like a secondary home-row for my right hand.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  16. Tehan

    Tehan Avatar of Khorne DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 2007
    Messages:
    3,743
    In the last ~million keystrokes: 19,515 left shifts, 319 right shifts. You're a mutant, Oz.
     
  17. Moridin

    Moridin Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,256
    Location:
    Proudspire Manor
    Right shift - 2827.
    Left shift - 37144.

    Odd enough, as I can't actually envision any scenario in which I would press the Right shift. Not sure where, apart from accidents, those presses came from.

    This is only one one of my computers, but the general trend holds, I would imagine.
     
  18. Rehio

    Rehio Alchemist DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,410
    Location:
    New Mexico
    I have never pressed the right shift key.

    I didn't think anyone even bothered with that shitty key. Worst one on the keyboard.
     
  19. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    8,755
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Baile Átha Cliath
    I actually can not believe that so few people use the right shift key. @_@
     
  20. Iztiak

    Iztiak Heir

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,733
    Location:
    India
    I can't remember ever using the right shift. >_>