Q. Why are there are no "shift" keys on my keyboard, but\nthere are two keys labeled "hif"?\n\nA. Again, you may want to consider cleaning your keyboard,\nand washing your hands more frequently for that matter.\n\nQ. Are there shift keys on my Macintosh?\n\nA. Yes, although instead of the notation "shift", the key\nmay be labeled with an excited Mac face, something like\n:O . Press this key to use shift, and be thankful you're\nusing a friendly Mac instead of a mean old PC with all\nthem confusin' words 'n stuff on it.\n\nQ. I'm sick of pushing the shift key every single time I\nwant big letters. Is there any other way to do this?\n\nA. This is the Modern Age of Convenience, and you may be\nable to activate the shift key merely with the power of\nyour voice! Check to see whether your computer is\nequipped with speech-recognition equipment by saying\nthe word "shift" very clearly and slowly into its\nspeaker. Then watch the keyboard closely to see if the\nShift key moves down. Note that you may have to repeat\nthis action several times to "train" the computer to\nrecognize your voice before the feature works reliably.\n\nQ. There are two shift keys, which should I use?\n\nA. Avoid unnecessary wear on either shift key by\nalternating between the two. Keep track of your usage\nof each key so that you press them in equal amounts.\nYour keyboard may be equipped with a small notepad;\n you should use this to make little tally marks in two\n columns for each time you shift. Remember, it's better\n to go to a little trouble than wind up with a broken\n shift key.\n\nQ. If I press the shift key at the wrong time, or too\nmany times, will my computer explode?\n\nA. No. Well, generally no. Not unless you are using a NEC\nlaptop. Or VT100 terminal emulation. But even then,\nhardly ever. Really, don't worry about it. Forget I\nmentioned it. Just type softly. Move along, next\nquestion.\n\nQ. Why are the shift keys bigger than the other keys?\n\nA. They aren't. This is simply an optical illusion.\nJust as the moon appears much larger when it is close to the\nhorizon, your shift keys look larger because of their\nproximity to other keys. To verify this, go out in a\nlarge field at night with your keyboard, place it in\nan upright position, and view it from a distance of\n200 yards. Sure enough, the keys all look the same\nsize!\n\n\n-\- \n-\- ======================================================================\n | Local 40.9000°S, 174.9830°E |\n======================================================================\n "I used to jog, but the ice kept bouncing out of my glass."\n"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine......\n However, this is not necessarily a good idea...."