Back in the day, (before I was born) there were no computers. No ps2, no dos, no nothing.
Cavemen in those days used something called a "typewriter" Now one of the many problems of a typewriter was that you couldn't type too fast. If you did, the keys would criss-cross and jam. To solve this, the qwerty layout was developed. It was designed to PURPOSEFULLY SLOW PEOPLE DOWN
Now, once computers were invented, this problem didn't happen, but we still use the qwerty layout
BUT WAIT: there is a solution. The dvorak layout was developed
It uses the opposite idea of qwerty, it is designed to be as efficient as possible.
Best of all, it is free to switch to dvorak. It just requires doing these steps:
1. go to start -> control panel -> regional and language options
2. Click on the languages tab
3. Click details
4. click add
5. check the box that says: keyboard layout /ime
6. Make sure dvorak is selected
Then you need to know the new layout. Here is a diagram
(click the picture to enlarge it)
You need to either pop the keys out an put them in the new place, or you can download this pdf here and then print off stickys for the keys
Edited by wng_z3r0, 03 April 2005 - 10:33 PM.