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The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard is an alternate to the more common QWERTY layout.

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Maximum macro count per layer Kinesis Advantage

Maximum macro count of a kinesis advantage2 keyboard layer seems to be 128. I tried to reproduce the full programmer dvorak layout without success. After creating the file with over 400 macros (ctrl, ...
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Change keyboard's keycodes

As far as I understand it, when you push a key on a keyboard, it sends a keycode to the computer, and from there further processing occurs. I'm a Dvorak typer, and have to use my bosses computers a ...
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I installed Programmer Dvorak Keyboard Layout and now I have 4 entries in my language preferences in Windows 10

Normally I type using a Swedish QWERTY layout. Recently I've been learning Dvorak as well. So I added "United States Dvorak" in Windows and it worked fine. If I pressed Win-Space I toggled between the ...
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Is there a way to set only ONE of my keyboards to Dvorak layout?

I have two keyboards in Windows 10, a normal keyboard and a Bluetooth keyboard. I only want the Bluetooth keyboard to be in the Dvorak layout. Is there a way to do this please? The control panel seems ...
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Windows 7 and international Dvorak keyboard layout with dead keys?

I cannot find such a feature in Keyboard layout list. It would be so much easier if the layout is built in the system because I cannot install 3rd-party layouts in all environments. I need first-...
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How can I use UK DVORAK Layout on Windows 10 Pro?

How can I use UK DVORAK Layout on Windows 10 Pro? Note UK! I can install a US one fine from the control panel. However Windows 10 does not come with a UK DVORAK one. Microsoft provides Microsoft ...
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How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin?

How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin? Programers Dvorak works fine on my windows 10 host machine. However, when I type into X11 apps launched locally or remotely, I only get ...
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Can external keyboard use dvorak while internal uses qwerty

Is it possible to configure so a standard external keyboard is configured so it uses Dvorak and with the inbuilt keyboard still using qwerty. I have got both keyboard using qwerty and have successful ...
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How to turn off focus searchbar shortcut in Firefox

Question is in the title, but here's some background info: I use a custom version of the Dvorak layout on a Windows 10 machine. This is the layout I use (the internals of a .klc file) My Layout (on ...
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Computer stuck someone between QWERTY and Dvorak

My Windows using friend tried to setup a Dvorak keyboard layout and something caused a reboot during the setup. Unfortunately his keyboard layout isn't quite QWERTY or Dvorak. I told him to type all ...
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Add Danish Dvorak keyboard layout to OSX

I'm trying to find a Danish Dvorak layout for OSX. I can't find any non-English Dvorak layouts in the system settings or while poking around the Internet. Is it possible to import the layout from ...
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Using Vimperator with Programmer Dvorak

In Programmer Dvorak layout keyboard (image), numbers are on top of the row, you have to press Shift to add a number. Do you have any ideas not to use Shift when on Hint mode of Vimperator? (Others ...
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How can I re-map these keys?

I am re-mapping the Qwerty layout to Dvorak using AHK because I can't install custom keyboard layouts on this computer. Most of my remapping just follows a simple pattern, and this works well: :*:n::...
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How can I install a keyboard layout on a locked-down workstation?

I want to use the Dvorak keyboard layout at work (I already do at home) but I often need umlauts so the built-in US Dvorak isn't enough, and punching in the umlauts' Alt-codes gets tedious really fast....
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Installing a danish dvorak keyboard in fedora

I am using us-dvorak on my Fedora installation, but I would like to use a dvorak which also contains danish letters. I do have the file /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/xkb/dk-dvorak.map.gz but I don't know how ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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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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DVORAK EN-GB layout on a german laptop keyboard?

Would it be possible to use a dvorak keyboard layout with UK punctuation on a german laptop keyboard? I'm planning to buy a new Dell laptop but they won't sell me one with a UK English keyboard. I've ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut to switch between qwerty and dvorak on Mac?

Is there a way to switch between dvorak and qwerty keyboard layouts on the Mac? On Windows, I was able to use CTRL+SHIFT each time I wanted to switch back and forth. Does Mac OS X have this ...
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How to install Dvorak Type 2 (ii) German on Ubuntu using Gnome

Currently I am using standard Dvorak on Ubuntu 13.10 and Gnome 3.10. Unfortunately, writing Umlauts (ä,ö,ü) in German requires me to switch to QWERTY/QWERTZ frequently or forces me to not write those ...
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Remove permanently Dvorak from Windows

I read this document: Windows says Dvorak is the default keyboard layout, but all new windows use QWERTY I found the corresponding key in registry for Dvorak. The problem is when Windows restarts then ...
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Mac dvorak layout login issue

I'm facing a stupid issue with my mac ; yesterday I tried dvorak, so I set my macbook layout in, well, dvorak... And now I can't access it because I can't type my password... Would anyone have the ...
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How do I get DVORAK keyboard layout on Windows?

There is no such layout by default and I have tried getting the one available here (http://www.kaufmann.no/roland/dvorak/) and it doesn't work with Windows. So is there any way I get the DVORAK layout ...
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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 when ...
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Automatically default back to QWERTY keyboard layout to prevent irritation to other team members?

Is there an existing script or software out there that can be run on login or logout to remove the DVORAK keyboard layout and revert to the QWERTY keyboard? I use the DVORAK keyboard layout, and I ...
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Where are the keymaps in Debian? (Using loadkeys to change keymap.)

From the actual console (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F3), I'd like to use sudo loadkeys dvorak as in ubuntu. While that automagically works in Ubuntu, Debian wants me to locate a keymap file. I don't have the /...
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Hardcoded Dvorak Keyboard to Qwerty

So I purchased a UniComp keyboard and instead of rearranging the keys to try Dvorak I decided I would have them configure the Dvorak layout for me... I was happy with Dvorak at first but I need my ...
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Using keyboard specific keyboard-layouts in OS X

I use a Kinesis Advantage with my MacBook Pro. While I use the dvorak layout when using the MBP's built-in keyboard the Kinesis has its own internal dvorak mode which assumes the host computer is ...
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Keyboard Layout Creation in Ubuntu 12.04

Main question: how to make custom key mappings / keyboard layouts in Ubuntu 12.04 In English I type in Dvorak. I need to type Hebrew sometimes so in Windows7 I made a custom layout Hebrew-phonetic ...
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Are there any keyboards available with a physical qwerty-dvorak switch? [closed]

I'm looking for a keyboard, (preferably mechanical) that I can use at work that has a physical switch that switches between Dvorak and qwerty. I've been told that these exist but I'm having a ...
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Dvorak International Dead Keys in Windows?

I need umlauts with International Dvorak. Is this possible? (I googled I found out that one could use a hack to edit the layouts but seems like I am re-inventing the wheel) Is it better to use some ...
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Use Dvorak layout on Windows XP

I use computers where I don't have access to the control panel to add/change keyboard layouts, but would like to use the Dvorak layout on these computers. Is there some software that will remap the ...
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Where are the non-english characters on a Dvorak keyboard?

I recently decided to switch to the Dvorak keyboard layout, however I can't find an easy way to type non-english characters like á, é etc. In fact, I had to switch back to QWERTY to type these in ...
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Change keyboard layout to DVORAK from command line on Mac

How can I change the keyboard layout to Dvorak on a mac, using the terminal? What is the defaults write setting for the keyboard layout?
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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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What are my options for hardware switchable dvorak keyboards? [closed]

I'm a Dvorak touch typist. I need to pair with Qwerty folks. Windows soft-keyboard switching sucks. I'm aware that both the Kinesis Advantage and TypeMatrix have hardware switches that allows the ...
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Issues Installing Programmers Dvorak on Windows XP

I'm attempting to install Programmers Dvorak on Windows XP, however, I am meeting with no success. I can download and run the binary, and it gives me the prompt asking if I wish it install programmers ...
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Windows says Dvorak is the default keyboard layout, but all new windows use QWERTY

Thanks to the help I received in this thread, I was able to get Windows to default to the Dvorak keyboard layout for all new documents/windows. There's just one catch. I have to re-set it every time ...
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ctrl + key in terminal always uses standard keymap

I am on Ubuntu 10.4. My standard keyboard is QWERTZ, but I usually use the Dvorak layout. When I type inside the GNOME terminal, the layout is the one I set in keyboard preferences (e.g. Dvorak). ...
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Change input language system wide in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I really like how Mac OS X toggles the input language system wide. Is there a similar feature in Windows 7? It is very annoying when I have to toggle for each application, especially when someone is ...
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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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Apps crashing with EXC_BAD_ACCESS when changing to a custom keyboard layout

I have a custom layout installed (svdvorak_mac6.keylayout). After a reboot another keyboard layout was selected, so I selected my usual one instead. This lead to a lot of apps suddenly starting to ...
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Make ` an un-dead in X11

I'm on a Swedish keyboard, a keyboard which is loaded with dead keys, that is, to produce an 'ä' I would press " (the same button as ~/^) and then a (or press the dedicated ä-button...), and to ...
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Using a custom keyboard layout without being administrator in Windows

I am used to typing in the "Programmer Dvorak" keyboard layout. To be able to install it, you need administrative rights, making it impossible for me to use it at school. My school runs an XP-...
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unmapping in Vim

I am in the habit of using both querty and dvorak keyboard mappings on my computer, and would like to make a function in vim, that remaps h to d, j to h, k to t, and l to n. I would also like a ...
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How to get a Danish or German Dvorak layout in Windows?

Does an international Dvorak layout for Windows already exist? Update: I'm looking for a Dvorak layout that is essentially the original US Dvorak layout but with international characters added ...
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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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Mac OS X: how do I change to Qwerty / Dvorak with a terminal command?

I want to use Automator to change to Qwerty before it opens StarCraft2. Any suggestions?
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Programmer Dvorak on Mac OS X

I have recently learned that there is a modified version of the Dvorak keyboard layout called 'Programmer Dvorak'. It is not in the list of choices on Mac OS X. Is it possible to install it?
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To get International Dvorak for Snow Leopard

How can you have International Dvorak for Snow Leopard? I need A with dots dot O with dots for Dvorak. OS X has four types of Dvoraks, but none of them is Dvorak International like in Debian and ...
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