Why Isn't The Keyboard in Alphabet Order?

Answer The QWERTY keyboard layout was devised in the 1860s by Christopher Sholes, a newspaper editor who lived in Milwaukee, who was also the creator of the first modern typewriter. Originally, the charac... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why Isn't The Keyboard in Alphabet Order

Why isnt the keyboard alphabet in order from a to z?

Because, when typewriters came out, each key was attached to a lever that struck the paper. Putting the letters in alphabetical order caused the levers to overlap and locked them quite often. Chris... Read More »

My keyboard isnt functioning correctly?

Its probably a laptop see laptops dont have the number pad on the right but they have them on the regular keys instead. I have a toshiba and for that i hit the function key FN hold it and press ... 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 »

Who created the keyboard alphabet arrangements?

Christopher Sholes in 1874 invented the arrangement as typewriters had the tendency of the typebars to clash and jam if struck in rapid succession. This was a particularly serious problem, in that ... Read More »