What key on your keyboard wears out first?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
February 28, 2008 11:23am CST
All day I hit control and u to do my job. After a few months on a keyboard my u button is blank. Is there a key on your keyboard you hit so much that the lettering has worn off?
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10 responses
• United States
29 Feb 08
Whywiki, I am tough on my keyboards, I hardly have one long enough to wear off the letters on my keyboard. I live some days at my desk between work, and pleasures such as mylot. I have spilled coffee, soup , soda and tea into my keyboards, once a piece of pizza cheese side down on to one. in one year I went through 5 of them.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
29 Feb 08
Angel, aren't you just toooooooo prudent!?
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• United States
29 Feb 08
Rotflmao ;))) Kamran it takes pure talent to destroy as many keyboards as I have :))
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
29 Feb 08
How could I doubt your talents, my friend, I must not!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
29 Feb 08
Hello whywiki, That's an interesting question because, I did notice it but I don't know how it got there. Letter 'A' on my keyboard is completely blank and 'M' and 'N' are half out from the right side. Have to do with my angle of strike, I guess!
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
2 Mar 08
Or you type aman all day !
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@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
28 Feb 08
depends, but often if i have longer periods of playing fps games on my computer, then its the wasd keys that are the first to wear out. Dont remember if i actually have worne them out, but their is a possibility that it has happened.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
It took me to figure out what a wasd key was then I clued in.
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@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
29 Feb 08
Yea, i didnt really try to explain it. Basically the wasd keys are like the arrow keys but used in fps games by the left hand for running forward/backwards and sidestepping. Its a really basic thing and its a requirement if you want to have any skills in fps games, since the wasd keys have a nice lokation. You can also use the arrow keys but i find that you end up with both hands to close to eachother, getting a cramped feeling.
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@Amagnimo (637)
• India
28 Feb 08
There are a few keys....all of them are on the left side. My a,e,d keys are a little worn out. the a key has become totally rigid, as if resisting my press! Even k key is a little worn out.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
I wonder if the left side of the keyboard is used more than the right on a day to day basis.
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@Amagnimo (637)
• India
29 Feb 08
Well, it might be that very well, since the right side of the keyboard has got so many vowels, and those are the ones which are used more in avearage words that we type. Maybe that could be the reason why left side of the keyboard is used more! Just check the words here too!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
All my letters stay put, however, my hubby is a rought type of typer!! and the space bar is always the first thing that goes on any keyboard we have ever had!!
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
2 Mar 08
We had a guy at work like that too and forever the space bar was going first, now he is gone and the space is better!
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• United States
28 Feb 08
The tab key on my keyboard is actually gone! The plastic key popped off and hasn't been seen again. There's a rumor that it was seen in Puerto Rico.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
I've heard that is wear the tab keys run off to.
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
28 Feb 08
I just took a look on my computer and fortunately all keys on the key board are intact and none is having any problem or have gone light. I think this shows that my computer usage is surely much lesser than yours. I am employed and have less time to spend on the computer.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
I think it is the cheap keyboards they supply at our job. Nothing but the cheapest for us.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
I guess I'm lucky enough to keep the letters still visible, though I've been using this keyboard for almost three years now!;) That must be the cause of having a sweaty hand and fingers, the letters get worn off easily. My hands are dry, so that must be a plus for me(?)!=)LoL
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
I wish it were only sweat that got on those keyboards at work!
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
29 Feb 08
When I was working, the first key to go, believe it or not, was "X" but then again, I was always putting "TX" in and for some reason the x went first. then all the letters on the "home" row, then "T R E" and the numbers on the number pad Now I've just got most of the letters on the left hand "home" row, because I move my right hand off to mouse or use the numbers.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
2 Mar 08
We tried those ergonomic mice at work and they were too tall for the trey our keyboards were on and mine would fly to the ground on a daily basis, I think I have been through way more mice than keyboards!
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
2 Mar 08
After ruining many a ball mouse, I now have a laser mouse, but I'm on my second one of those too. I have them on the keyboard tray and I keep the tray pretty much shoved under the desk to keep certain members of the opposite species out of trouble when they sneak in.
• Pakistan
2 Mar 08
Of course, it is natural. The key most used becomes blank on the key board. Due to rub or hit it again and again. But it is also depend on the quality of key board. I am using key board of my lap top. It is three years old and I feel the key board is as same as it was on the first day I had purchased it.