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Airforcekid
Feb 16, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Can you buy stickers to cover the keys or some type of cover? Been wanting to try this layout for a while.



Cam42
Feb 16, 2010, 05:36 PM
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Can you buy stickers to cover the keys or some type of cover? Been wanting to try this layout for a while.

Well, the point of DVORAK is to not look at the keys... so just switch over in Sytesm Preferences, and use this http://gigliwood.com/abcd/ to teach you how to use it.

Airforcekid
Feb 16, 2010, 07:35 PM
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Can you buy stickers to cover the keys or some type of cover? Been wanting to try this layout for a while.

Well, the point of DVORAK is to not look at the keys... so just switch over in Sytesm Preferences, and use this http://gigliwood.com/abcd/ to teach you how to use it.

Just realized I misspelled it thanks.

gonewestcoast
Feb 17, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Just realized I misspelled it thanks.

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cloroxbleach4
Feb 18, 2010, 10:58 PM
You can purchase a cover for it.

http://www.kbcovers.com/servlet/Detail?no=180

Scottsdale
Feb 19, 2010, 12:00 AM
You can purchase a cover for it.

http://www.kbcovers.com/servlet/Detail?no=180

The cover might help for those who want to learn the Dvorak method. I would only suggest it for people who either are terrible at typing or those who have never typed in their lives.

It has taken me 20 years to learn to type 50+ words per minute, so converting to a different system now would be senseless. I don't care how much more convenient it claims to be it would require another learning curve I don't wish to challenge.

Airforcekid
Feb 19, 2010, 10:03 AM
The cover might help for those who want to learn the Dvorak method. I would only suggest it for people who either are terrible at typing or those who have never typed in their lives.

It has taken me 20 years to learn to type 50+ words per minute, so converting to a different system now would be senseless. I don't care how much more convenient it claims to be it would require another learning curve I don't wish to challenge.

I still peck with qwerty so dvorak could only get better.

quisguous
Feb 19, 2010, 12:26 PM
I use Dvorak and I just pop the keys off my laptop and put them back on in Dvorak layout. Here's are some nice instructions:

http://homepage.mac.com/simx/technonova/tips/rearranging_the_macbook_keyboard_keycaps.html

You won't have the 'bump' keys (f and j on qwerty) in the right place, but it otherwise works well.

Also, when I was making the switch from touch-typing QWERTY I found Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor software to be a great help: http://www.tenthumbstypingtutor.com/

jc0481
Feb 20, 2010, 01:27 AM
Why not Colemak?

http://colemak.com/

mac88
Feb 20, 2010, 01:37 AM
Wow, that's a pretty interesting layout of the keys. I never knew this method existed and I am curious to try it out.