Keyboard layout?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by InsanelyApple, May 23, 2011.

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Which one?

  1. QWERTY

    83.7%
  2. AZERTY

    2.0%
  3. QWERTZ

    2.0%
  4. HCESAR

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Dvorak

    8.2%
  6. Colemak

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other Standard (ex. Neo)

    2.0%
  8. I made my own (Please post the layout below, it will be interesting)

    2.0%
  1. InsanelyApple, May 23, 2011
    Last edited: May 24, 2011

    InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

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    What keyboard layout do you use and why?

    I am great at the QWERTY, but I'm learning the Dvorak layout and I like it and use it more.
     
  2. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

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    I can't use Dvorak. I only use the standard Qwerty layout, just because I learned that way from the get go.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  5. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    QWERTY for me. I have never seen a different layout.
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Great, just what we need, another tele-marketer!! :p

    Voted, one of the rare times I have, in a "nosy" poll. Don't like them.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you're # and * really that way round? I've just looked at my phone at work and the bottom row is *0#. I can see no reason for it being different in the UK but I suppose it could be...
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I think 99% of people will be using qwerty as that is the standard keyboard.
     
  9. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I use qwerty as that's what I'm used to, I tried switching to Dvorak once, but it was too much trouble to learn so I went back.
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Dvorak is apparently faster to type than Qwerty, as Qwerty was designed to actually slow down typing to stop the typewriter arms from getting jammed. as typewriters became popular, Qwerty became the standard keyboard layout.
     
  11. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    BAT. The left-handed kind, of course. That leaves your right hand free so that you can type and have a sammich at the same time.:p
     
  12. MRiOS macrumors regular

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    qwerty for me, its what i learned and i'm still a fairly slow typer even on that. (I'm only marginally faster when I use 2 hands as opposed to using just one.)
     
  13. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    I created my own. It was a very simple process and now I can type in my own language. However, writing in English can be tough.
     
  14. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    My brain is too old to figure out a new keyboard layout--it only knows qwerty:)
     
  15. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    It was not designed to slow down typists but rather to prevent letters that are side to side to be pressed in close succession, as it caused jams and sometimes destroyed the machines.

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    I voted QWERTY, but I actually use a variant, QWERTY French-Canadian (CSA). It's almost the same, but since it has keys for all accented letters, it is much more adapted to the french language than the AZERTY layout the french use :) (Note that only macs have this particular type of keyboard, PCs use the inferior Canadian Multilingual keyboard which has only an é key, the accent grave is a soft key.)
     
  16. talmy macrumors 601

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    QWERTY for I'd guess about 50 years.

    But I sure wish that the key to the left of the A were Ctrl instead of Shift Lock. :(
     
  17. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    That makes more sense to me--once the brain is mapped, there is no reason another key layout would be faster.
     
  18. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Qwerty for me; I'm too lazy to learn Dvorak and too lazy to physically rearrange my keyboard. And 80wpm is fast enough for me...until my friends are like LOL I CAN TYPE AT 100+wpm!!11!!
     
  19. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    My phone has the bottom row *0# too. Can anyone verify that this is different for Americans/other parts of the world?
     
  20. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    My American iPhone is *0#. And if you type "phone buttons" into Google images, every one is *0#. I think it was just a type...or someone who likes them backwards.
     
  21. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Guys, I know the telephone layout is *0# universally, I was just winding peeps up.
     
  22. InsanelyApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    +1 :d
     
  24. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    Switching constantly between Canadian English and Canadian French - CSA.

    I wish I could stick to Canadian French as all the english keys are there but I have a hard time finding most of the advanced punctuation/symbols with it. So I have a hotkey just to switch language.

    Haven't thought of switching my keyboard layout to DVORAK, I still type faster than I can think of words.
     
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