Re: Dvorak Keyboards.
- From: Anthony Campbell <ac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:07:44 +0000
On 10 Jan 2012, Dan Serban wrote:
That site is down at present.
My question: is it really worth the trouble of learning a new way of
typing, if you are already a moderately competent touch typist on the
Well, I hope the site has become available to you again since the original
message. There, you can see the layout that colemak provides, it's close
to Qwerty and provides some pros (maybe some cons) to the layout. While I
do admit that it is quite aggravating to learn a new layout; IMHO it has
paid off for me. I've learned to effectively touch type, and I feel that
my comfort level is certainly higher. I've never been a speedy typer so I
cannot add that to the advantages. Though I do find that I make much fewer
mistakes and my fingers definitely do not travel as far as I felt that they
used to using Qwerty.
I suggest you print out whatever layout you ever decide to go
with, if you so decide.. then at least you will be able to enter your
passwords without too much frustration.
If you feel that you have reasons to switch I suggest you give it a shot,
otherwise, don't simply add a layer of frustration to your daily routine
until you are convinced this is the way to go.
Thank you - and yes, the site is up again now. Your advice about
deciding to change is similar to that given by colemak. I can see the
force of the arguments for changing and if I were younger I'd probably
try, but at nearly 78 I doubt if it is worth it. I don't actually have
RSI or other problems with qwerty. Not that I'm averse to new ideas: I'm
currently making a start on learning a little C.
They do suggest that even if you don't make the switch you should
reprogram CapsLock to give BackSpace. I had long had it giving Escape
(needed frequently in my favourite editor, Vim) but I'm trying it out
as BackSpace now. I find I often hit Return instead of the normal
BackSpace so this may be worth while.
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