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why the letters in keyboards are arranged like this?

Does anyone have a good explanation why the keyboard of computers has this weird way of arrangements? QWERTY and others? I know they take it from typewriters? but still? why didn't they arrange it ...
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Is there a way to use Dvorak keyboard layout, but with command keys mapped to qwerty?

I tried to learn Dvorak keyboard layout a few years ago, and got reasonably good at it, but I couldn't get past the fact that command-key shortcuts were no longer in the right place. In particular, ...
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Uninstalling the default US-Qwerty keyboard layout off Windows 7

Following this question I'd like to try and completely remove the Qwerty layout. However, the default tool that comes with Windows won't allow such change. I wonder if there is a lower-level way to ...
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Is there a really fast way to switch between QWERTY and Dvorak?

What is the fastest way to switch between QWERTY and Dvorak on a Windows 7 Pro machine, by say, a key combination?
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International Dvorak keyboard doesn't trigger hot-keys

I'm using the Engilsh-Dvorak keyboard-layout; My second keyboard language is Hebrew, which has nothing to do with Dvorak but the hot keys (e.g if I'm writing a document in Hebrew and want to make some ...
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How to get german QWERTY on Windows?

Well I'm used to having the world standard keyboard which is qwerty and not qwertz... But on windows I can't find the choice for german input which would be qwerty, not qwertz. In linux there was ...
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Is there a way to change may keyboard layout before a program opens, and then change it back when the program exits?

All without me telling it to do anything after I invoke the fist thing. I have a mac. And an automator service that changes from dvorak to qwerty before starcraft 2 launches... but is there a way to ...
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My keyboard layout changes to Qwerty while there is no Qwerty configured?

I have a problem with my keyboard or software, see the following pictures. As you can see there is only an Azerty keyboard layout configured, while my keyboard's setting keeps changing to the ...
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How to type a caron char with querty keyboard?

How to type a Caron char with querty keyboard? I really need a blank space with this carot. I used the following instructions with no success. The oposite char, the Carot is on printed on my keyboard ...
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Two keyboards - one qwerty one dvorak. Can windows use both simultaneously?

Similar to this question: Is it possible to use multi keyboards with multi keyboard layouts simultaneously? - I have two keyboards plugged in simultaneously. Both are querty keyboards, but I've ...
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Switch from dvorak to qwerty when modifier key is pressed [duplicate]

Since I spend most of my day at a computer, I've become interested in learning to type on Dvorak. However, there's one thing holding me back: shortcuts. Shortcuts are designed to work on QWERTY, and ...
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How can I easily toggle between Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts from a Linux system console?

I switch between Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts, and frequently find myself with mismatched layouts on my host operating system and a Linux virtual machine. How can I easily switch the layout ...
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Issue sony vaio : greater than (>) and less than (<) french keyboard

Originally my keyboard is QWERTY , and greater than (>) and less than (<) symbols work well, but when I switch my language from english to french ( AZERTY) . I don't know where is the location of ...
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What keyboard layout should one switch to, for maximum typing speed?

If this link is to be believed, then colemak/capewell/arensito are the layouts that make the fingers move the least amount of distance over the keyboard. It looks like Colemak is the best supported ...