Anyone on DVORAK keyboard format?

Mo0o

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Is it worth the conversion? Have you gone down significantly in being able to type on a qwerty keyboard?
 

Descartes

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I used to be able to type on both, and I only started on the Dvorak because I had been told that you can type more efficiently. You can change your keymappings in Windows to a Dvorak layout. I ended up switching back to Qwerty.
 

Platypus

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Yes and no. You are a much better/faster typer on dvorak but no one uses it so it's pointless.

I use one at work sometimes, I like it much better.
 

Anubis

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i tried it out, its hard as hell to learn if you are used to QWERT, i ended up going back

it skeeps people off your computer tho cause they cant figure out the keyboard
 

Descartes

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Originally posted by: CorporateRecreation
Yes and no. You are a much better/faster typer on dvorak but no one uses it so it's pointless.

I use one at work sometimes, I like it much better.

If it's your keyboard and you're using it to communicate, what does it matter if anyone else uses it?
 

TuxDave

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Originally posted by: Descartes
Originally posted by: CorporateRecreation
Yes and no. You are a much better/faster typer on dvorak but no one uses it so it's pointless.

I use one at work sometimes, I like it much better.

If it's your keyboard and you're using it to communicate, what does it matter if anyone else uses it?

I guess it depends if you're not always working on your own personal computer (visiting friends, computer labs, etc...)
 

NogginBoink

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Tried it, didn't stick with it long enough to get good at it.

I found it was MUCH more comfortable to type than on QWERTY.
 

booger711

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i know ppl who put stickers on their keyboard to learn dvorak
some dumbass also pried all the keys off his laptop and rearranged them
 

yukichigai

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I have never heard of this before. I once saw some infomercials for a keyboard arranged alphabetically(sp?) but never DVORAK. Linkage?
 

Mo0o

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Originally posted by: booger711
i know ppl who put stickers on their keyboard to learn dvorak
some dumbass also pried all the keys off his laptop and rearranged them

It seems like the keyboard rearrangement is a good long term solution if you're going to stick with it
 

Descartes

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Originally posted by: booger711
i know ppl who put stickers on their keyboard to learn dvorak
some dumbass also pried all the keys off his laptop and rearranged them

I never look at the letters on my keyboard, so you could rearrange it to booger711 format for all I care. Any touch-typist could do the same.
 

booger711

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Originally posted by: Descartes
Originally posted by: booger711
i know ppl who put stickers on their keyboard to learn dvorak
some dumbass also pried all the keys off his laptop and rearranged them

I never look at the letters on my keyboard, so you could rearrange it to booger711 format for all I care. Any touch-typist could do the same.

the problem with rearraning the keys was that he lost a few, broke a few, esp where the stickmouse is. he had to break some to fit them around it.
 

I have no need to make the switch or to type faster than I already do.
I'm not a secretary.
 

MournSanity

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I have a Dvorak keyboard lying around that I made one day out of an extra KB by rearranging the keys. I never use it.
 

MalikChen

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Heh, I remember good times switching the keyboard format of a friend to DVORAK in the OS. There is nothing like seeing a guy who can type 50 WPM type 50 completely nonsense words in a minute before realizing something was up.

The guy had to make up a list of what QWERTY key corresponded to which letter. It was priceless.
 

Barnaby W. Füi

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Dvorak is not about typing faster, it's about typing more comfortably and avoiding RSI. I can type decently in dvorak, but still haven't been able to make the switch, mostly because of vi. Every once in a while I switch to dvorak for a while, but it never sticks.
 

nageov3t

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no.

I don't type properly to begin with, so I can't see DVORAK making me any more efficient. plus, I'd get screwed up every time I come to work and have to use QWERT keyboards.
 

Wahsapa

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im to stuck on qwerty to even try. im thinking about it. id want to re-arrange all my keys on my keyboard before i try it.