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Dvorak Simplified Keyboard
The most popular alternative, and an ANSI standard. The simplified version changed the number order (and some punctuation) from the classic to more closely resemble QWERTY.
Carpalx is a modifiable keyboard layout system that is based on applying a quantitative model of typing effort. QGMLWB is the fully optimized layout for letters.
Colemak is a modern keyboard touch typing layout designed to be a practical improvement on QWERTY and Dvorak layouts. Colemak is the third most popular layout in English as is wi...
Like Workman, Norman focuses on the easiest keys instead of the home row, but Norman is more similar to QWERTY for easier retraining.
QWERTY is the standard US keyboard layout. (With close variants in other countries.) It was originally designed to avoid mechanical collisions of typewriter hammers.
Almost Dvorak, optimized for programming tasks. This layout retains the classic Dvorak number order.
Row Swap (QWDFGY)
A QWERTY mod that swaps important letters from the top row to the home row.
A reaction to Colemak's overemphasis on the home row, which causes strain from too much lateral motion. Workman instead focuses on the keys easiest to reach for the human han...
Designed by a programmer, for programming. Named for its home position letters. Also known as Hallingstad's layout, for its inventor.
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