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Old Feb 16, 2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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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.
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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.
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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.
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You can purchase a cover for it.

http://www.kbcovers.com/servlet/Detail?no=180
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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.
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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.
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 01:26 PM   #8
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Lightbulb swap the keys

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/technon...d_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/
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 02:27 AM   #9
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Why not Colemak?

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Wow, that's a pretty interesting layout of the keys. I never knew this method existed and I am curious to try it out.
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