Discussion on: Do you use the Dvorak Keyboard?

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Steve Geluso

I tried switching to Dvorak in college. I gave up when I stayed up late trying to write a ten page paper due the next day.

I'm not convinced it offers any real advantage to programming. I recommend trying to use it for writing English first then trying it with programming.

One thing that's worth noting: OSX actually does a great job with their Dvorak configuration. They have a setting called "Dvorak - QWERTY CMD." It switches back to QWERTY whenever you hold down the CMD key. This saves so much time by not making you re-remember keyboard shortcuts! It's not fun remapping all your memory for QUIT, SELECT ALL, COPY, CUT, PASTE, SAVE just to use Dvorak. They really nailed that feature.