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  • Right handed, primarily use right thumb for space bar.

    12 44.44%
  • Right handed, primarily use left thumb for space bar.

    3 11.11%
  • Right handed, use both right and left thumb equally.

    1 3.70%
  • Left handed, primarily use right thumb for space bar.

    2 7.41%
  • Left handed, primarily use left thumb for space bar.

    1 3.70%
  • Left handed, use both right and left thumb equally.

    1 3.70%
  • Ambidextrous, primarily use right thumb for space bar.

    1 3.70%
  • Ambidextrous, primarily use left thumb for space bar.

    1 3.70%
  • Ambidextrous, use both right and left thumb equally.

    0 0%
  • I do not primarily use my thumbs to hit the space bar.

    5 18.52%
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Thread: Which thumb do you space with?

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    Which thumb do you space with?

    I just realized I never use my left thumb to hit the space bar when I'm writing. I only use the left for gaming. The space bar on my keyboard is all wonky and tilted to the right and worn completely smooth on that side, while the left looks nearly new. I guess that also shows I write more than I game (not counting VR, lol).

    I am right handed too.

    I wonder if there is a correlation between which side one favors for spacing and dominant hand.
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    I'm a righty and use my right thumb but I hit it in the center. I have a compact keyboard though. I think the keys are placed slightly off from standard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    I'm a righty and use my right thumb but I hit it in the center. I have a compact keyboard though. I think the keys are placed slightly off from standard.

    If you are right handed and primarily use your right thumb, why did you not choose that option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    If you are right handed and primarily use your right thumb, why did you not choose that option?
    I didn't notice it was a poll until now.

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    I touch type. I had to type naturally to hammer this thing out. I'd never even noticed that I'm a right hand exclusive spacer. I don't consider myself to be ambidextrous so much as mixed-handed (I'm not special, I just live in semantic Hell). I throw right and write left and can't throw left and write right without a significant drop in quality. Different tasks for different hands. When I was in preschool I would hold two pens and write half of a page with each hand until some preschool lady insisted that I pick one. I may have just picked left because I'm a born contrarian asshole but I also eat and drink left. But, enough about me. I space right. Exclusively. I'll describe myself as ambidextrous for the poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    I didn't notice it was a poll until now.
    Oh, that must have been someone else. My bad.
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    I use both about equally. I never really gave it any thought before but now that you have me focused on it I see that the hand that types the last letter before the space is usually the one that deploys the thumb. eg. After I type the - left thumb space since a left finger types the e. Thy - right thumb space since a right finger types the y.

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    Lefty, which means ambidextrous to a non-trivial degree for anything other than writing. But I use my right thumb almost exclusively for spacing. The one time I consistently use my left thumb for spacing is after a period. It's almost comical now that my attention has been drawn to it.
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    i use my third arm boy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    It's almost comical now that my attention has been drawn to it.
    I know, right. I noticed because the right side of the space bar on my favorite keyboard has gotten wonky, and any attempt to use my left thumb results in sort of the equivalent of a stumble in my typing. I've resorted to stretching my right thumb out toward the left side of the spacebar because that's easier than using the other thumb. But I never noticed before.
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