Where should fingers be placed on the keyboard?
As you can see in the picture below, your left-hand fingers should be placed over the A, S, D, and F keys and your right-hand fingers should be placed over the J, K, L, and ; keys. These keys are considered the home row keys. Your thumbs should either be in the air or very lightly touching the space bar key.
What fingers press each key on the keyboard?
In the table below, we've listed the home row keys in the top blue bar and each of the keys that finger presses, as well as the keys that the thumb (spacebar) presses. As seen in this table, both pinkies, especially the right-hand pinky, are responsible for the most keys on the keyboard.
The remaining keyboard keys not listed above are not necessarily assigned to a specific finger for pressing them. Instead, you can use whichever finger is easiest or most comfortable for reaching and pressing those keys.
Should my palms be resting or should they be raised?
When typing, your palms should be raised and not resting on any surface, including a wrist pad, and held at a 10 to 30 degree angle. Raising or lowering your wrists too much in either direction or resting them while typing can cause stress and may lead to carpal tunnel.