Dvorak

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  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    just curious if anyone out there is using the dvorak keyboard layout, I've just switched to it (no real reason) and it's like learning to type all over again :D
     
  2. Whats Dvorak?
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Far too lazy to google it....
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Talk about typos :eek:
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    There's info available here: http://www.mwbrooks.com/dvorak/

    Basically it comes down to the fact that your fingers travel a much smaller distance when using this layout, so when mastered to the same level that most of us know qwerty, you can acheive a much higher WPM (Words Per Minute) typing rate.
    As (it appears) we're all used to qwerty then it just seems strange :)
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Know what DVORAK is, but nope, never used it. Always been on QWERTY :)
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Thats what I've done, spent 5 mins shifting my keys earlier :)
    I'd honetly be interested in trying to properly learn it, but as you say, no one else uses it, I'll probably be back to qwerty sometime over the week end.
     
  9. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    How useless :)
     
  10. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    not my thing, i'll stick to qwerty thanks
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    DVORAK??? Sounds like Dr Death. :eek:
     
  12. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    hmmmm i supose it looks wierd cus were all so used to qwerty keyboads............
     
  13. SPeedY_B

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  14. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    how is it sposed to be faster? the key layout is the same just the letters have moved......