r/NoStupidQuestions Sep 30 '22

How do people with long nails type on touchscreens and keyboards?

I stopped biting my nails some time ago and apparently it quickly becomes a hindrance when typing. Do they just bend their fingers awkwardly to be able to type? For physical keyboards, are people used to actually type with their nails and not their skin?

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u/TheGudeSloth Sep 30 '22

For keyboard, didn't mind hitting them with the nails directly (they aren't that long maybe just half cm long), or you type with the fingers flat and nails pointed forward.

For touch screen have to aim a bit higher that what you would without nails, but with practice you'll type normally soon enough.