At 2/16/13 05:58 PM, Elitistinen wrote:
Lol, it's doesn't matter how you type stuff, it's matter how fast and accurate you type.
I previously would have considered myself a distinguished qwerty typer but after examining different keyboard layouts for a while, it has showed me the error of my ways, not necessarily going to make it easier to fix though...
I only ever use the left shift no matter what... and typing c with the wrong finger (that's the only key)
these are the only things I've noticed wrong but apparently I'm doing something wrong if I can't increase my wpm (i can get 100-115wpm sometimes depending on the typing test) but after switching layouts for a few days and typing on qwerty I've seen my typing speed diminish greatly mostly with dvorak though.
Colemak is easier to learn than dvorak because it only move 17 keys instead of 33 compared to dvorak and it keeps the shortcuts in the same spot as qwerty like control + x control + c, etc... The only real advantage of switching is if you want to move your fingers less to type the same amount of stuff which can do wonders for your hands IF they actually hurt when you type normally, my fingers don't hurt at all because I've adjusted through so many years of use but I thought it'd be pretty neat to test out different layouts.