#1
After seeing someones location or user title or something just now, "the alphabets not in order on my keyboard". made me think, wtf? whats the reasoning behind the ordering of the letters on the keyboard. why not alphabetical?
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I think they did some study to see which way would be the most efficient and this is what they got.

Just a guess.
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They guy who made the first keyboard just messed it up, and it stayed like that.
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It was actually made that way so that the most often used keys were further apart, because otherwise the typewriter would be jammed. It goes way back... There are lots of alternative keyboard layouts though.
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#6
The inventor of the typewriter, Christopher Sholes, arranged the keys in the "qwerty sequence" which is how computer keyboards are usually arranged. He arranged them like this because originally, typists were typing so fast with other arrangements that the keys would become jammed (if you've ever used a typewriter you'll understand how). With the qwerty arrangement, the typists had to move their hands further than usual, slowing their typing down, which helped to prevent the keys jamming.
#7
The first type-writer was really janky and broke down very easily. So the letters were arranged designed to make you type slower, because the slower you typed, the less likely the typewriter would break down. And, for one reason or another, the arrangement has stuck with keyboard through the century. Capiche?


EDIT: Oh. The two people above me said the same thing.
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the only two that i know of are the common qwerty keyboards, and dvorak, dvorak was the original i believe. You might be able to find some dvorak keyboards if you want to type faster.
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the only two that i know of are the common qwerty keyboards, and dvorak, dvorak was the original i believe. You might be able to find some dvorak keyboards if you want to type faster.



Yay Dvorak! I don't even remember QWERTY anymore. Dvorak is just a lot better. And you don't need a new keyboard to type with; just change the layout in Regional and Language Options.
#14
hahhahaah, qwerty is NOT the most efficient keyboard layout, It's one of the worst.

I know a few computer geeks who use the uber fast layout, but I dont know what its called


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It was actually made that way so that the most often used keys were further apart, because otherwise the typewriter would be jammed. It goes way back... There are lots of alternative keyboard layouts though.


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The inventor of the typewriter, Christopher Sholes, arranged the keys in the "qwerty sequence" which is how computer keyboards are usually arranged. He arranged them like this because originally, typists were typing so fast with other arrangements that the keys would become jammed (if you've ever used a typewriter you'll understand how). With the qwerty arrangement, the typists had to move their hands further than usual, slowing their typing down, which helped to prevent the keys jamming.
Yeah, was gonna say exactly this.


Apparently, they've come up with a MUCH more efficient system which totally pwns the QWERTY system's ass, but honestly... if we changed the system now, imagine how chaotic it'd be, everyone would have to re-learn the keys.
So, although there's a much better system in theory, they won't change it because it would cause too many problems.


EDIT: dvorak, eh?

I might be interested in trying this out, to see what it's like. I'd want a different keyboard though, so I wouldn't have to rearrange all the keys on this one.
I imagine it'd be murder though... I can touch type rather fast with this, I'd hate to have to relearn it...
And if I did, I'd never be able to use any of the other keyboards around. I've only ever seen the qwerty keyboard.
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#18
A typist with at least some experience can usually type as fast as it is possible to hear/read/think stuff to type in, anyway, so what's the point in changing what works fine as is.
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+1. Now I just want to see a Chinese keyboard. . .


Chinese keyboards are not what you expect. Chinese Keyboard have a built in program which translates chinese wording into characters. For instance, my last name is "Ng" in Cantonese (or "Wu", in Mandarin). When you type the wording in, a small dialogue pops up for you to select which type of character you mean. There isn't a language called, "Chinese" for your information. The wording, "Chinese" strictly means anything referring to China or Hong Kong. When people say Chinese, they mean either Mandarin (spoken and national language of China - spoken by people like Jet Li and Zhang Ziyi) or Cantonese, which is a dialect of Mandarin and very similar like American English and British English (spoken by nationals in Hong Kong and by people like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan). For some odd reason, cantonese people such as myself understand and speak mandarin a lot better than mandarin people attempting to speak cantonese - it's just the way it is.

On a side, the Chinese characters are pretty much the same, although there are few differences but most Chinese people can tell where the characters come from.
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I think part of the reason for the organisation of keys was the all the letters for 'typewriter' are in the top line, which made it easier for salesmen to use as an example.
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#31
Yea, I have tried typing with Dvorak. You can set it within your computer options. I just pulled up a google image of a Dvorak layout, and away I went. It focuses on economy, and such. Like, the most used keys are on the middle row, closer to your stronger fingers, etc.

Pretty neat, pretty hilarious. Makes you not take your Qwerty skills for granted.
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#32
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the only two that i know of are the common qwerty keyboards, and dvorak, dvorak was the original i believe. You might be able to find some dvorak keyboards if you want to type faster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_keyboard , my family seems to think I can type fast enough with QWERTY.

EDIT:
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Chinese keyboards are not what you expect. Chinese Keyboard have a built in program which translates chinese wording into characters. For instance, my last name is "Ng" in Cantonese (or "Wu", in Mandarin). When you type the wording in, a small dialogue pops up for you to select which type of character you mean. There isn't a language called, "Chinese" for your information. The wording, "Chinese" strictly means anything referring to China or Hong Kong. When people say Chinese, they mean either Mandarin (spoken and national language of China - spoken by people like Jet Li and Zhang Ziyi) or Cantonese, which is a dialect of Mandarin and very similar like American English and British English (spoken by nationals in Hong Kong and by people like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan). For some odd reason, cantonese people such as myself understand and speak mandarin a lot better than mandarin people attempting to speak cantonese - it's just the way it is.

On a side, the Chinese characters are pretty much the same, although there are few differences but most Chinese people can tell where the characters come from.

Hm. . .interesting. . .I heard someone say that it had a bunch of shift keys for multiple characters on each key .
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#33
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The inventor of the typewriter, Christopher Sholes, arranged the keys in the "qwerty sequence" which is how computer keyboards are usually arranged. He arranged them like this because originally, typists were typing so fast with other arrangements that the keys would become jammed (if you've ever used a typewriter you'll understand how). With the qwerty arrangement, the typists had to move their hands further than usual, slowing their typing down, which helped to prevent the keys jamming.


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#34
You may not care, but on German keyboards the Y and Z are in each others places.

Proper confused me at first
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