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vvlierberghe
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Jan 22, 2017
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Will a collumar/matrix keyboard layout improve typing speed with the infinity over a normal typewriter layout.
I type 70 wpm on a typewriter layout with mx blue switches.(das keyboard 4c ultimate{programmer dvorak})
How much will i expect to improve in accuracy and speed with this keyboard. Please responce.
Jan 22, 2017
Capt_Knuckles
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Jan 23, 2017
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Nothing but practice will increase your speed and accuracy, no keyboard layout or design will
Is English a second language for you? I hope so, your comments are.......... interesting
Jan 23, 2017
vvlierberghe
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Jan 24, 2017
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Yes, Second language.
Jan 24, 2017
Virepri
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Feb 5, 2017
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"No keyboard layout or design will"
Yes, because dvorak totally wasn't the reason that my speed shot up from 60 wpm to 95 wpm after a month of using it.
Feb 5, 2017
Capt_Knuckles
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Feb 6, 2017
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No, they won't. Different layouts exist for better ergonomics and efficient home rows etc. You probably practiced more and got more serious with it but no layout will improve a person's speed simply by switching to it.
Feb 6, 2017
Virepri
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Feb 6, 2017
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"Different layouts exist for better ergonomics and efficient home rows" You see, the keyword here is efficient. The fact that all of the most common keys are more bundled up makes it more efficient for me to type on which causes me to type faster, so yes they do. You contradicted yourself in your own statement.
As to practice, I'd had what is it, 10 years on qwerty and 1 month on dvorak before I broke even and went above qwerty. This wasn't intentional practice; this was daily use just like I did with qwerty.
Feb 6, 2017
Capt_Knuckles
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Feb 6, 2017
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Efficiency=/=Speed. It just means less finger movement per word to keep your strong fingers doing the heavier work for the particular reason you use a layout. So no, I did not contradict myself. A simple Google search will show you what I mean but I'd be wasting my time trying to show you since you obviously have a biased opinion.
Even if your personal speed improved with Dvorak, it is still anecdotal evidence. The general population is simply not as amazing as you are ;)
Feb 6, 2017
Virepri
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Feb 6, 2017
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Less finger movement = less time between key presses = speed.
Feb 6, 2017
Capt_Knuckles
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Feb 6, 2017
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lol you're talking milliseconds difference. Silly goose, at this point you're just arguing for the sake of arguing. Just go do some research if you really want to know. Cheers!
Feb 6, 2017
vvlierberghe
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Feb 6, 2017
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Programmer dvorak is a must have when you are a programmer. Otherwise you will always miss hit the special characters () [] {} + = * () () () () <> <> <> <>< (); (): ['this is a fast statement']
Feb 6, 2017
Razehu
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Feb 6, 2017
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As a full time programmer, I would say that using the keyboard format you are more comfortable is more important. Additionally I have to work with various machines and unless I am going to carry a Dvorak keyboard everywhere I will still have to type querty. I rarely miss hit those characters and more importantly I spend more time thinking about my solution than I do typing it up. Programming now-a-days isn't about how many characters per-minute you can type. Its more about the solutions you come up with. Typing fast isn't always thinking fast.
Feb 6, 2017
vvlierberghe
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Feb 6, 2017
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I will agree with that.
Feb 6, 2017
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