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5.11: WASD and Arrow Keys

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  • The W, A, S, and D keys (together called the WASD keys, pronounced "waz-dee") are commonly used in computer games to do the same thing as the arrow keys, except the player can use their left hand instead (since the WASD keys are on the left side of the keyboard). W is for up, A is for left, S is for down, and D is for right. You can easily remember this because the WASD keys have the same layout as the arrow keys:

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