DVORAK keyboards?


#1

I’ve considered getting one in the past, not for gaming, but for typing, does anyone have one of these. Does anyone use anything other than QWERTY?


#2

The thing that’s always kept me away from it is the learning curve; how long would it take me to be as proficient or better on one than I am on the QWERTY layout I’ve been using my entire life? What kind of a commitment would I be looking at to make the transition? Even then, how awkward would the transitions be between the two depending on the situation (at work, gaming, etc.)? For me, it’s not something I feel would be worthwhile; I bring these thoughts up as things to consider if you haven’t already in your decision-making process.

Light reading on the matter (especially light if you go into the sources cited ;)):


#3

I’ve considered it several times over the past decade and never taken the plunge, every once in a while I just get the hankerin for something different


#4

But think of all the passwords you won’t be able to type anymore and have to change, like 1q2w3e4r5t and 1qaz2wsx :wink:

Shoutout to DoD password requirements (you lot that made the 90 day rule suck ass)


#5

'a,o.epuyi and 'a;,oq.ej too easy… this message brought to you by touch screen keyboard with superior layout… apparently DVORAK comes with windows, who knew. Switching back and forth is super easy, now I just need some keyboard stickers…


#6

MOL needs you to update your password, again.

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Sorry for the hijack.


#7

seriously though, mine’s about to expire…


#8

I don’t think I’ve ever longed for a different keyboard style.

I wasn’t even aware there was an alternative to QWERTY and I took two years of keyboarding in high school (county champ at the tournament; gaming is cool, kids!). How would I WASD if I switched?


#9

Same. I feel like we’re in the majority… lol


#10

@Philspaz - If you go through with it I’d get one for home, and one for work to keep your typing experience consistent between places.


#11

Meh, whatever, just trying curious if we have anyone here who uses it. I’ll get some keyboard stickers for one of my cheap keyboards and mess around with it for a couple of weeks. [quote=“Bradum, post:9, topic:11046”]
Same. I feel like we’re in the majority… lol
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it takes like 2 secs to switch your keyboard back to qwerty

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#12

lol looks like you are learning fast! haha

I experimented with DVORAK keyboards back when I started my Comp Sci degree because I found out it was actually more efficient. So I bought the stickers and put them on my keyboard. The ONLY reason I stopped was because the stickers were too thick and I couldn’t feel the F & J buttons like you can on regular keyboards. I never knew how much I depended on that little lip on both of those buttons. I think if you were going to really attempt to do this, buy a full DVORAK keyboard. I’m not even sure if you can purchase such a thing, but I’m def not putting stickers on my $120 Razer keyboard. I would like to revisit this some day however. I think it would be cool to be fluent in both. I’ve already been using QWERTY for the 15 years I’ve been typing so I doubt it would be hard to go right back to QWERTY when needed.


#13

WASD Keyboards sells old style mechanical key boards with cherry my switches and they give you quite a bit of costimization options one of witch is a dvorak layout

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com