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Dvorak Keyboard update

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A couple months ago I changed my "language" to the Dvorak keyboard and I am finally getting comfortable with the keyboard so that I can actually type without having to use so much effort thinking about where the letters are on the keyboard.

I cannot believe how much easier it is on my fingers. the keys that are used more frequently are placed in the home row. My fingers do not need to travel up and down and the reaching is less.

I am still working on the lessons in the textbook "College Keyboarding and Document Processing" I am only on Lesson 7 and typing 21 wpm. Not bad considering I was doing less than 30 wpm on the qwerty.

It is a good brain exercise and since most of the vowels are on the left side, there is a lot of switching right brain, left brain. It is a mental workout when I do the lessons.

The thing I do not like about it is the key board I bought from Wal-mart (I bought a cheap one and rearranged the keys). The backspace is too far away and I have a hard time reaching it. But when I get better at typing. I won't be using that key as much.

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    I love my Dvorak keyboard. I use it on my phone, and will never go back. Glad to hear you're adjusting!
    1880 days ago
    Didn't even know there was such a thing! Never too old to learn something new, right?
    1881 days ago
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