How did they get the order of the letters on the QWERTY keyboard layout?

Answer The QWERTY keyboard layout was designed so that successive keystrokes would alternate sides of the keyboard so as to avoid jams in manual typewriters. First designs of manual typewriters using keyb... Read More »

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Who invented the alternative keyboard layout for the QWERTY?

August Dvorak invented the Dvorak keyboard layout, the most popular alternative to the standard QWERTY design. Dvorak was granted a patent for his invention in 1936. Some believe that the Dvorak la... Read More »

Why are the letters on ur keyboard not in alpahbetical order why that particular order?

The 'QWERTY' keyboard originates from old typewriter keyboards. To avoid the most popular keys hitting each other as they printed onto the paper, the popular ones were kept apart.This cut down on t... Read More »

Why are keyboard letters set up in this random order?

The QWERTY design was patented by Christopher Sholes in 1867 and sold to Remington in 1873, when it first appeared in typewriters.The QWERTY keyboard layout was devised and created in the 1860s by ... Read More »

Why are the letters on a keyboard in the wrong order?

because it was used to slow down people when typewriters were still around so the fingers wouldnt jam.