Dvorak Keyboard Layout

Stephen Shaw sshaw at decriptor.com
Thu Sep 27 11:09:19 MDT 2007


On 9/27/07, Kenneth Burgener <kenneth at mail1.ttak.org> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I have recently decided that I would like to invest the time in learning
> the Dvorak keyboard layout, to help reduce such things as Carpal Tunnel
> Syndrome.  I am curious to find out who here uses the Dvorak keyboard,
> and what tips and tricks they have found to make the switch easier?
>
> The issues I have stumbled upon are:
>
> 1. Solutions needed for both Windows and Linux environments.  I live in
> both a Windows and Linux world so it is important to find solutions for
> the following problems that work in both.
>
> 2. Lack of keyboards.  The few Dvorak keyboards I have found are all
> $100+, and I have yet to find an "ergonomic" shaped Dvorak keyboard.
> The most common Dvorak keyboard I have found is the TypeMatrix  2030,
> but it is not ergonomic.  For now I have settled upon using Windows
> "Local - Dvorak" feature, and Linux alias/xmodmap/loadkeys solutions I
> have found.



Maybe really lame, but one of the things that I did was  taking an old
keyboard and ripping all of the keys off and putting them back on using the
dvorak layout.  That got me started, unfortunately I've fallen back to
qwerty for the time being.

Stephen



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