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I'm switching from the QWERTY keyboard to the Dvorak keyboard. I have been using the Dvoark for much small things and typing games on Ubuntu. I've been at it a ...
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    Any idea how long this will take?


    I'm switching from the QWERTY keyboard to the Dvorak keyboard. I have been using the Dvoark for much small things and typing games on Ubuntu. I've been at it a week using nothing but the Dvorak keyboard, and I got the touch down. I never even looked at the keys because I'm using a QWERTY keyboard to type Dvorak. Though I'm slow, like under 10 WPM, and my QWERTY speed was 40 WPM.

    How long do you think it will take me to get to 40 WPM using Dvorak, if I keep practicing everyday, (30 Min)?

    Do any of you use a different keyboard? Do you think someday the whole world will switch to the Dvorak?

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    Get a proper Dvorak keyboard. Your progress will be a lot faster. I type 100+ wpm on querty, so I have no interest in dvorak keyboards, but obviously you do. How long? Who knows? It depends upon how much you practice, and use of the new format keyboard. Your results will depend entirely upon you, so no estimates from others will be valid I think.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    It took me about 6 months to fully learn the dvorak keyboard layout and type with a decent speed on it, and I currently type at 70WPM without any mistakes.

    free online touch typing speed test - wpm words per minute
    speedtest.jpg

    I used to be a touch-typer on qwerty, and so I drew myself a layout of the dvorak keyboard layout and put it on my monitor -- this way I could get used to touch-typing on dvorak and have a reference to guide me at the same time; there's really no need to go buying new equipment. It was very difficult at first, especially if you're already used to a keyboard layout, but with a bit of persistence, and constantly using the speed test to note down my speed improvements, I got there in the end.

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