Built Your Own Dvorak Keyboard

Introduction: Built Your Own Dvorak Keyboard

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In 1936, August Dvorak conducted several studies to design a keyboard layout that would make typing more comfortable and faster. As a result of these studies he obtained the keyboard that is called in his honor "Dvorak Keyboard".

Step 1: Find a Keyboard

Serves almost any keyboard. Watch out for the latest Logitech keyboards. They have plastic parts on the keys that keep you from moving them around.

Step 2: Removing the Keys

We must take the keys off the keyboard (all the letters except A and M). There are special pliers for this, but we have used a flat screwdriver.

Step 3: The Keyboard Should Look Like This

When we have finished removing the keys we should have something similar to the image.

Step 4: Re-ordering the Keys

We follow the distribution of Dvorak, as in the image, and place them one by one.

Step 5: It Should Stay That Way.

Step 6: Settings

To configure the operating system and have it recognize the distribution we must follow the following steps.

In this case we have used the Ubuntu 14.04 distribution.

Select the language in the bar.

Step 7: Select "Text Input Settings"

Step 8: Select "Add a New Distribution"

Step 9: Select "The Distribution We Want to Use".

We looked at the options inside the Spanish keyboard, which in Ubuntu comes pre-installed.

Step 10: Select "Distribution As Default".

Once we have done the previous step, we only have to select it as the default distribution.

Step 11: Credits

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    3 Discussions

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    pablo de paris
    pablo de paris

    5 years ago

    se consigue realmente teclear más rápido?

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    MakerConvent
    MakerConvent

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Buenas! Al cambiar casi completamente la distribución del teclado teniendo ya un mapa mental del teclado QWERTY de toda la vida, hay que aprender "casi de nuevo" a teclear. Técnicamente sí que se gana velocidad de tecleo, ya que las combinaciones de teclas más utilizadas están más cerca de la zona media de las manos. Otro punto a favor del teclado Dvorak es que al tener que realizar menos movimientos y "saltos de línea" el tecleo es más cómodo y las manos se cansan menos.

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    typingstudy
    typingstudy

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Try http://www.typingstudy.com/en-us_dvorak-3/ to learn to touch type on DVORAK!