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I may actually be insane.
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


I may actually be insane.
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 :)


I may actually be insane.
Originally posted by Enyo
Very interesting, if i could move the keys i would try it :p

Would be a pain to get used to it then have to go back to qwerty ever time you use a different computer! :)

Become a Dvorak Pro then see if your typing speed goes up.
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.

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