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WASD vs Arrow Keys

Posted Jan 5, '14 at 4:59pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

17,700 posts

Knight

I use arrow keys, I've been using arrow keys for a long time and I don't see the point in switching.

Also my hands are small and it just seems more comfortable.

 

Posted Jan 5, '14 at 5:07pm

Blackbeltr0

Blackbeltr0

802 posts

WASD is better for right hand users.
For games I think it is also better, because you have keys around it for equipment or other moves and such, with arrow you have no readily accessible keys.

 

Posted Mar 15, '14 at 1:13pm

player_m

player_m

93 posts

i use wasd and arrow keys
but depends on the game
if the game uses letter or numbre keys (A,B,1,SHIFT,Space) i use WASD
but arrows only in the games with only space and arrow keys

 

Posted Mar 15, '14 at 1:46pm

FishPreferred

FishPreferred

2,001 posts

I wouldn't mind the wasds:
- If w were aligned properly.
- If the surrounding keys were further apart.
- If I could locate them easily in the dark.

But, then I'd have a really weird keyboard.

WASD is better for right hand users.


I challenge this claim. The simplest solution to this is to increase the separation between keyboard and mouse.

On the other hand, the arrow keys on my laptop aren't very good either. They're compressed into a little square like this:
? / || shift ||num1
ctrl||||num0

My preference is for the numpad, because it's set apart from the rest, has nine keys to be used for directions, and is bordered by rectangular keys for everything else.
 

Posted Mar 15, '14 at 1:49pm

FishPreferred

FishPreferred

2,001 posts

ctrl||||num0


||(left)||(up/down)||(right)||

Because the less-than/greater-than symbols are mistaken for code.
 
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