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View Poll Results: Which keyboard layout?
QWERTY 365 96.31%
Dvorak 5 1.32%
Colemak 1 0.26%
XPeRT 1 0.26%
Neo 0 0%
other (which one?) 7 1.85%
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:10 AM   #21
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QWERTY, it may be slower but it's good enough, my mind would explode trying to learn a new systems after using qwerty for so long.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:13 AM   #22
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QWERTY works, why would I switch?


Because Dvorak works much, much better. The same reason people with shitty cars get better cars.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:16 AM   #23
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Well, being a computer science major, switching to Dvorak is just the first step.

Next will be progammers Dvorak (only a few minor changes)

(personal preference, you dont have to use Dvorak at all)
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:17 AM   #24
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:18 AM   #25
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Yeah, but through constant repetition I'm super fast. I know Dvorak is supposed to be faster and better for you ergonomically, but I don't think it's worth hassle of learning a new system when QWERTY serves me perfectly well. Besides, I don't have the time to re-learn to type.



Technically, you aren't relearning, you still maintain the dexterity of typing regularly.

I too type incredibly fast with little errors on QWERTY, but I don't even use normal typing.

I use my middle finger on my left hand and my index and middle on my right.

It seems inefficient to use only 3 fingers but to me it's brainlessly easy and fast.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:21 AM   #26
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qwerty was not created for easy use. it was the format that would cause typewriters to jam up the least. i think dvorak might have been invented before qwerty actually. too lazy to google to make sure. in short, only indie pieces of shit use dvorak, but ohhh how i wish i could.



Hey now, I don't consider myself indie at all.

The things I do are for the betterment of myself.

For example, I wear these



Not only because they are comfy as HELLLLLLLLLLLLL, but because they are better for my feet and legs.

They have completely replaced my old shoes.

I want to do the same with Dvorak. Of course, I'll always know QWERTY, but having the ability to try other things that might potentially be awesome is just my style.


Regardless if they look weird or the majority doesn't use them.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:22 AM   #27
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I wanna take my keyboard and just move the actual keys around so it looks like dvorak but have it still be a qwerty board.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:27 AM   #28
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:30 AM   #30
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Dvorak is used by the fastest typist in the world.




try to play a game.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:31 AM   #31
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^ I laughed at first too, but then I did some research. Ended up doing it till 4am. Bought a pair the next day. They will change the way you run, and the way you look at "normal" shoes.



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You can assign keys in almost every game you play. All you have to do is reassign them to what the WASD keys were before and viola.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:33 AM   #33
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Qwerty. Relearning the keyboard would take forever, not to mention I'd either have to re-arrange all of the keys or write over them in tape.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:35 AM   #34
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You guys keep saying it would take forever relearning, but dp you REALLY think that?

In Dvorak, over 80% of the keys you use will be on the home row.

It's simple memorization. It should only take you an hour tops to get it down to memory.
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^ I laughed at first too, but then I did some research. Ended up doing it till 4am. Bought a pair the next day. They will change the way you run, and the way you look at "normal" shoes.

Yeah, I don't doubt you've got a good reason to wear them. They just look ridiculous is all.

What are they called?

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:37 AM   #36
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So.....how does one go about switching to Dvorak? Other than the reorganizing of the keys I think I can manage that
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You guys keep saying it would take forever relearning, but dp you REALLY think that?

In Dvorak, over 80% of the keys you use will be on the home row.

It's simple memorization. It should only take you an hour tops to get it down to memory.

It took me a year to memorize qwerty in a computer class.
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^ I laughed at first too, but then I did some research. Ended up doing it till 4am. Bought a pair the next day. They will change the way you run, and the way you look at "normal" shoes.








You can assign keys in almost every game you play. All you have to do is reassign them to what the WASD keys were before and viola.

My friend was heavily interested in wearing those (and so was I for a while), but I think I'd switch to Dvorak before using those. I know for those shoes you have to get your feet used to them, like wear them half an hour tops at first and stuff like that.

It just freaks me out a little to have my feet reshaped (so to speak) in order to use those shoes. I am really interested in Dvorak though, I'd imagine it wouldn't be THAT hard to memorize.

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to change the keys on my keyboard.
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Yeah, I don't doubt you've got a good reason to wear them. They just look ridiculous is all.

What are they called?



vibramfivefingers.com


I use black Treksports because I wanted to transition from a normal shoe and they were decently padded on the bottom. Also, not as conspicuous.

I'll probably get KSO's afterwards though.
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My friend was heavily interested in wearing those (and so was I for a while), but I think I'd switch to Dvorak before using those. I know for those shoes you have to get your feet used to them, like wear them half an hour tops at first and stuff like that.

It just freaks me out a little to have my feet reshaped (so to speak) in order to use those shoes. I am really interested in Dvorak though, I'd imagine it wouldn't be THAT hard to memorize.

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to change the keys on my keyboard.



They are completely unrelated (keys and shoes), but the shoes don't reshape them, they FREE them.

I wore mine all day, and they were sore as shit (in a good way, not blisters or anything).

It depends on person to person, but after about a week, I was running in them. I'm much more agile in them as well, it's great.

As for the keys, Google it. I use a macbook pro and I thought they were impossible. Then I looked and found a ton of youtube videos, showing me it's relatively simple.
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