DEV Community


Discussion on: Do you use the Dvorak Keyboard?

geluso profile image
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.

Forem Open with the Forem app