So I got a dvorak keyboard.

Discussion in 'Public General Chat' started by Secksy, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Secksy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,986
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Texas
    Because apparently it's a more efficient way to type.
    ...SO STRANGE.
     
  2. GeneralNemesis
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    2
    Needs pictures.
     
  3. Secksy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,986
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Texas
  4. dash
    Guest

    It will take a whiile to get used to it,they say...but after you do, it will be worth it. I imagine that our kids may be dealing with the key arrangements like this in the future?
     
  5. doctorie
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    4,494
    Likes Received:
    8
    Occupation:
    volunteer worker for alchoholics anon
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I had to google it.There is an Interesting wiki aritical about it. Its been around since 1936..this the first Ive heard of it. If I see one I may get one.

    Let us know how your adjustment to the new KB goes.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Shoji
    Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,069
    Likes Received:
    14
    Occupation:
    Monk/Shaman
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Oh man...that would be really strange if you had to use QWERTY keyboards at work and then your Dvorak at home. I typo enough just using one type of keyboard. I'm not sure I could ever make the adjustment to switch back and forth between two! LOL

    Do let us know what you think of it once you get used to it, though!
     
  7. Secksy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,986
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Texas
    I have a friend who uses a dvorak for everything. He says his words per minute doubled when he got used to it.

    I'M TRYING.

    Yes I'm using it now.
     
  8. Shoji
    Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,069
    Likes Received:
    14
    Occupation:
    Monk/Shaman
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    From reading the wiki and stuff it does seem that it would be way more efficient and less fatiguing than a qwerty, which is pretty awesome when you consider how many people who sit at a computer all day get carpal tunnel or just have aching hands in general.
     
  9. Secksy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,986
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Texas
    I keep my old qwerty handy for gaming. I refuse to change all my hot keys. >_>
     
  10. mercsan
    Veteran Crowfall Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,461
    Likes Received:
    0
    lulz duh
     
  11. The Cox
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    5,902
    Likes Received:
    15
    Gender:
    Female
    lol.. or just switch your hotkeys to the where they "were" on qwerty and just put them on the new one.

    your hands will still "remember" where your hotkeys "were" and such wouldn't be such a big problem imo.
     
  12. Secksy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,986
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Texas
    Nawww
    It's much easier to just switch keyboards. :D
     
  13. The Cox
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    5,902
    Likes Received:
    15
    Gender:
    Female
    nuh uh, you are just LAZY!!!
     
  14. sid the rat
    Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    11
    Freaking awesome. I've known about dvorak keyboards for a long time, but never got motivated enough to relearn how to type for various reasons (primarily that I use more than one computer on a regular basis). The boost to wpm would be awesome, but I'm not sure I can think fast enough to compose that many wpm and still be coherent XD

    I'm curious to know how long it takes to adjust to the new layout, and if you can tell a difference with it being "easier to type"?
     
  15. Secksy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,986
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Texas
    I just got it today so... not yet. xD
    It's a larger adjustment than people realize.
     
  16. Taunter
    Guest

    very interesting now you got me itching...
     
  17. sid the rat
    Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    11
    Well I know it'd be a huge adjustment for me, I've been touch-typing since sophomore year of high school so... at least 10 years, and I type a good 60 wpm generally, so I'd be really frustrated with trying to relearn how to type that fast with a new setup... would want some kind of typing tutor program.

    If you find anything like that let me know, and I may take one of my old keyboards, rearrange the letters, and change the keyboard layout in my OS settings just to try it out :)
     
  18. Kav
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't get it. It's just another keyboard. Isn't your typing related to your co-ordination? Basically the faster you move your hands and are able to properly PRESS A BUTTON, then the faster you can get the WORD out.

    If it's all that great, I might try one out.
     
  19. Secksy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,986
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Texas
    It's one of those try it and you'll get it things.
    I'm starting to enjoy it the more I use it.
     
  20. Meemo
    Guest

    Read this

     

Share This Page