macrumors 68020
Oct 4, 2003
London, UK
omega30one said:
how does one change the login window to dvorak rather than qwerty?
I've never used a dvorak keyboard, but I have used several different language ones.

You should just be able to change the input options on the Admin account, which should carry through to the login window...

What have you tried already?

Also, a quick googling found this link. Hope it's useful.


macrumors 65816
Jul 14, 2004
Even if one changes the input to Dvorak on an admin account, the login window still defaults to querty.

I've yet to find a workaround... I just look at the keyboard when I log in. I'm guessing, though, that there is some pref file for the login window that could be hacked? I wouldn't know where to begin though.

Glad to see there is someone else here that uses Dvorak :cool:

On a related note, I think it was very clever for OS X to have an input mode that lets you do Dvorak when typing, but reverts to qwerty when you hold down the command button, so you don't have to re-learn keyboard shortcuts! (Unfortunately a few apps like Word and Photoshop don't recognize this :( )