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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, 03:56 AM   #61
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Xpert doesn't look like it would be too drastic of a change.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:47 AM   #62
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Temporary fix until I find a way to change the letters on the keys themselves. Unfortunately, after trying to type that sentence it seems it won't do much good.

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Old 05-05-2011, 05:05 AM   #63
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No we don't, the only difference on our keyboard layout is that, for language purposes, Z and Y are swapped on the keyboard and we have three extra keys on the side for ń, ÷ and ‹.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:32 AM   #64
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I use the standard QWERTY, as do most, if not all the people that I know.

I've read about the DVORAK last month, and I think it's bullshit.

I mean, sure, unless your parents introduced you to DVORAK from a small age, the possible "benefits" surely are outweighed by the many years of using QWERTY and the familiarity?

I'm not going to spend a year developing proficiency in a keyboard layout when it's not remotely as widely used as QWERTY.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:49 PM   #65
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Temporary fix until I find a way to change the letters on the keys themselves. Unfortunately, after trying to type that sentence it seems it won't do much good.




just google on how to change the keys on your specific laptop
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:52 PM   #66
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Everyone but hipsters use qwerty.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:53 PM   #67
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Everyone but hipsters use qwerty.



Such an ignorant statement.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:56 PM   #68
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Such an ignorant statement.


I have never seen any form of keyboard in my entire life other than a qwerty keyboard.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #69
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Qwerty, but I'd like to learn Dvorak. Qwerty was actually invented to slow down typists.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:58 PM   #70
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I have never seen any form of keyboard in my entire life other than a qwerty keyboard.



That doesn't mean anything. That's like hearing from your family that all black people should be shunned and hated, and never even experiencing the outside world because you stay in the white part of town.


The rest of the world may use something completely different than QWERTY. And you may never know.

Hell, just look at all the keyboard variations on your computers OS. Look at them.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:59 PM   #71
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just google on how to change the keys on your specific laptop

I could pop the keys off and rearrange them but it wouldnt feel right. The keys on most keyboards are designed to lean into the home row, plus the keys for your index fingers have those raised pieces. After moving them around none of that would be arranged properly.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:00 PM   #72
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Qwerty, but I'd like to learn Dvorak. Qwerty was actually invented to slow down typists.


Source?

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That doesn't mean anything. That's like hearing from your family that all black people should be shunned and hated, and never even experiencing the outside world because you stay in the white part of town.


The rest of the world may use something completely different than QWERTY. And you may never know.

Hell, just look at all the keyboard variations on your computers OS. Look at them.


Yay for straw-men.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:11 PM   #73
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I have friends who also use my computer. I'd have to teach them all something new. Can you imagine telling your friends. People get confused if you're running a linux distro let alone a non-qwerty keyboard.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak...story_of_QWERTY

Also, it was in a recent cracked article.


Here is my progress. Yes, im typing all this on those little dots lol. it's quite difficult



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Old 05-05-2011, 02:34 PM   #75
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak...story_of_QWERTY

Also, it was in a recent cracked article.


That doesn't prove that it was done to slow people down, it shows it was done to prevent adjacency of keys that were often consecutive in words. It even states:

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Some claim that he did this to deliberately slow down the typist[20]; however, this claim has been disputed.[21][22]
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:35 PM   #76
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Because of this thread I have switched to QWERTY US INTERNATIONAL. Someday I'll be hipster enough to use Dvorak....
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:35 PM   #77
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Dvorak seems really interesting to be able to learn, but I think I might be way to used to QWERTY to make the switch. Besides, you know how easy it is to type QWERTY?
QWERTY
QWERTY
QWERTY

Easy.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #78
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Configured my keyboard to Dvorak a couple of minutes ago. Shit's hard, although I'm starting to see why people would prefer it. Punctuation is a bitch.

(This post took me about 3 minutes to type.)
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That doesn't prove that it was done to slow people down, it shows it was done to prevent adjacency of keys that were often consecutive in words. It even states:



Because when they typed too fast the keys would jam if they were right next to each other. Regardless of how you argue, QWERTY is made to be inefficient.
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Configured my keyboard to Dvorak a couple of minutes ago. Shit's hard, although I'm starting to see why people would prefer it. Punctuation is a bitch.

(This post took me about 3 minutes to type.)



Did you rearrange the keys like I am now?

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