It has been three years since the topic of the Dvorak keyboard has been
brought up in this group, so this idea is out of place. Just wanted to
give it some exposure and maybe find a convert.
It has been said that the most common letters were taken off the home
row of the first typewriter keyboard to slow down the typist and
On a Dvorak keyboard almost sixty percent of average text is typed from
the home keys. Transposing the letters 'etni' with 'dfjk' would put
more than 55% of text on the home keys, up from only 26% on the qwerty
layout. Thats more than twice the text typed without lifting a finger.
The change is quite pleasant and easy to learn. I hope you will pass
To put e, t, n and i back where they belong, there is a keyboard
remapping program that is free, downloads quickly and is very easy to
use. I am typing this post on a keyboard remapped to the 'etni'
transposition layout. The program is called 'Keytweak 2.11' and can be
googled up by that name. It is available from several sites, including
PC magazine and recommended by several keyboard manufacturers,
including TypeMatrix. The creator of the program is Travis Krumsick.
1) After you have loaded the program click start.
2) Click the "KeyTweak" icon and a graphic of a keyboard will appear.
3) Click the "Full Teach Mode" at the bottom of the screen.
4) A box will appear. Click "Begin Teach Mode".
5) Press the key you want to reassign, then the key you want it
reassigned to, in this case D to E.
6) Click "Remap Key#1 to Key#2"
7) The box will disappear and the scancodes of the keys will appear in
the "Pending Changes" window at the bottom right.
Follow the same procedure (from 3) for E to D, and the remaining
9) Click "Apply" and you will be asked if you want to turn off the
computer to apply the changes.
At the top there is also a clickable "Restore Defaults" to give
you back your qwerty layout.
I was able to remap in under three minutes and restore qwerty in
thirty seconds, not including the restart.
You can try out the sample lines of text below to discover that your
fingers already know where etni should go.
nineteen lean little saints settle in a nest
jkjdfddj ldaj lkffld sakjfs sdffld kj a jdsf
an alien eats an ant antenna in atlanta
aj alkdj dafs aj ajf ajfdjja kj aflajfa
elite sense entails a siesta in a satin seat
dlkfd sdjsd djfakls a skdsfa kj a safkj sdaf
a stain is seen at a linen sale
a sfakj ks sddj af a lkjdj sald
a latent latin talent tast tests in seattle
a lafdjf lafkj faldjf fasf fdsfs kj sdaffld
insane santa sails in sea salt
kjsajd sajfa sakls kj sda salf
The letters etni are five times more common than dfjk. While I have no
objective proof that putting etni on the home keys improves speed, it
sure feels comfortable.
Does any one in this news group use a Dvorak layout?
K-Crack Smoking **** wrote:
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > The letters etni are five times more common than dfjk. While I
> > objective proof that putting etni on the home keys improves speed,
> > sure feels comfortable.
> > Does any one in this news group use a Dvorak layout?
> You're not going to get an answer here and all the good people for
> part have left for parts unknown, because I have destroyed the NG and
> useless due to me. You had best find another NG because I have
> in this one and maybe I'll show a little kindness a mercifully leave.
> doubt it.
You seem to have a lot of expertise. If I ever get 800 pieces of
spam email, I would come back here for help. Your moniker stands out
as... well it really stands out. Ever thought of posting as just K-CSC?