View Full Version : keyboard layout redux

11-20-2009, 01:17 AM
I just wanted to brag that after two months' dormancy, I can still type in colemak

11-20-2009, 01:53 AM

11-20-2009, 01:53 AM
0.5 mostlikely judging by her lack of reply

11-20-2009, 02:46 AM
it's not great, but it's better than .5 wpm xD

19 wpm

11-20-2009, 05:34 AM
Haha. Well that's something.

Any particular reason you learned that layout in the first place?

11-20-2009, 08:12 AM
pix or it didn't happen!

Moon Rabbits
11-20-2009, 08:21 AM
I don't understand why people learn different layouts :( QWERTY works so well for meeeeeeeeeeee (90wpmzzzzzzzzz).

11-20-2009, 08:39 AM
I type with my nose and that seems to do me ok ^o^

Huckleberry Quin
11-20-2009, 10:50 AM
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11-20-2009, 03:40 PM
I've used QWERTY for years and don't think I could change at this point, even though I've heard it's pretty easy.

I just don't want to have to spend the few weeks changing.

Aren't the {}[]()<>:; kinda keys placed on a more reachable spot? Because for programmers, those are ones we use a lot.

11-20-2009, 05:47 PM
With the exception of ;, they're all exactly in the same spots as qwerty

a demonstration:


11-20-2009, 06:45 PM
I don't understand why other layouts are even used anymore. What prompted you to learn that layout in the first place?

11-20-2009, 08:43 PM
anyways, besides all that other stuff, it's fun to learn things for learning's sake. It's kinda like learning esperanto; maybe not too useful and not a lot of people will appreciate it, but it's kinda fun and it makes sense in logical ways

Learn - Colemak (http://colemak.com/Learn)

11-21-2009, 06:39 AM
So just for :bou::bou::bou::bou:s and giggles?

That doesn't sound very fun.

The Man
11-21-2009, 06:51 AM
I could understand the appeal to learning dvorak since apparently qwerty was designed to slow down typists to avoid jamming typewriters, whereas Dvorak was supposedly designed along algorithmic lines to place the most frequently used letters in the most accessible positions. However, I'm too lazy to do it; I generally type at over 70 wpm on qwerty keyboards, so the time it would take before I become proficient enough at Dvorak to see any speed advantage would be too large to make it worth the effort. If I had a data entry job, or did a lot of programming, or ever unlazy myself enough to start coming up with good ideas for novels, I could see the point of it though.