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Watch the video on this page for a quick and easy introduction to the 5-Key Hotkeys, or scroll down for a detailed list of letter positions and their corresponding gestures.

Letter Positions & Gestures


Alphabet A-F is the left Quadrant, First Slide Left, then select the letter you'd like.A through F in the Left Quadrant can be typed with a first slide Left. To type these letters, use the following gestures:

  • A: Long slide left
  • B: Long slide left, then slide right
  • C: Slide left, then slide up
  • D: Short slide left, then slide right
  • E: Short slide left
  • F: Slide left, then slide down

Alphabet G-L is the Upper Quadrant, First Slide Up, then select the letter you'd like.G through L in the Up Quadrant can be typed with a first slide Up. To type these letters, use the following gestures:

  • G: Long slide up, then slide down
  • H: Long slide up
  • I: Short slide up
  • J: Slide up, then slide left
  • K: Short slide up, then slide down
  • L: Slide up, then slide right

Alphabet M-R is the Right Quadrant, First Slide Right, then select the letter you'd like.M through R in the Right Quadrant can be typed with a first slide Right. To type these letters, use the following gestures:

  • M: Short slide right then slide left
  • N: Short slide right
  • O: Long slide right
  • P: Slide right, then slide up
  • Q: Long slide right, then slide left
  • R: Slide right, then slide down

Alphabet S-Z is the Bottom Quadrant, First Slide Down, then select the letter you'd like.S through Z in the Down Quadrant can be typed with a first slide Down. To type these letters, use the following gestures:

  • S: Short slide down
  • T: Long slide down
  • U: Long slide down, then slide up
  • V: Long slide down, then slide up-right diagonally
  • W: Slide down, then slide right
  • X: Short slide down, then slide up-left diagonally
  • Y: Short slide down, then slide up
  • Z: Short slide down, then slide up-right diagonally

For a space, tap anywhere on the keyboard. Backspace is slide down and slide left. Return is a long slide down and slide up/left. Period, tap twice.How to type a Space, Backspace, Return, and Period. Access these extra features using the following gestures:

  • Space: TAP anywhere on the keyboard
  • Backspace: Slide down, then slide left
  • Return or Enter: Long slide down, then slide up-left diagonally
  • Period: Tap twice. Begins a new sentence by adding a space and setting Cap On

Numbers 1-5 are in the Up/Left Corner, First slide up/left, then select the numberNumbers 1 through 5 are located in the upper-left corner. To type these numbers, use the following gestures:

  • 1: Short slide up-left diagonally
  • 2: Slide up-left, then slide down-left
  • 3: Slide up-left, then slide up-right
  • 4: Slide up-left, then slide down-right
  • 5: Long slide up-left

Numbers 6-0 are in the Up/Right Corner, First slide up/right, then select the number.Numbers 6 through 0 are located in the upper-right corner. To type these numbers, use the following gestures:

  • 6: Short slide up-right diagonally
  • 7: Slide up-right, then slide up-left
  • 8: Slide up-right, then slide down-right
  • 9: Slide up-right, then slide down-left
  • 0: Long slide up-right