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July 14th, 2007
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From:amylgam
Date:July 15th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
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Can you still use qwerty in a pinch at any speed?

I just ask because I'm interested, but I switch between machines a lot (my work machine, my home machine, shared home machine, shared lab machines, not to mention the half a dozen laptops etc. that I use during the day at work).

I tend to slam the keys and I can't space with my left hand , even though I'm left-handed. I had surgery on my left wrist to have a ganglion cyst removed in 1999--before that I used my left hand for the space bar but during the 3-6 weeks I was recovering I switched and I haven't bothered trying to switch back.
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From:happypete
Date:July 15th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)

yes...

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I still have to go into the data center and work, often at the EEPROM or single-user level. For bizarre security reasons, we don't run dtlogin on our boxen, and do most work at the console...

so yeah, I frequently have to go back to QWERTY...it's like riding a bike and all that.
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From:dcseain
Date:July 16th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)

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I'm at the point where i can use QWERTY when looking at the keyboard, and Dvorak when not. I'm much, much, much slower and accurate on QWERTY myself. I have much trouble keeping E and I and L and S straight on QWERTY for some reason, and always did have that problem.
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From:happypete
Date:July 16th, 2007 09:53 am (UTC)

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Maybe because I started typing at an extremely young age [for our generation, at least], but I'm pretty much a keyboard virtuoso. I can switch from QWERTY to Dvorak, and I touch-type fluently in each.

Maybe invest in Ten Thumbs? It will drill you in both Dvorak and QWERTY at your option.
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