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 Why are keyboard keys not in alphabetical order?

Answer Good question - I found this online:The layout of the computer keyboard was borrowed from the typewriter because there had been millions of people using typewriter when the computer keyboard was de... Read More »
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Why are the keys on our keyboard not in alphabetical order!!?

There were just copied from old Typewriters.When a old typewriter was made the A to Z was changed as the hammers would get stuck. So making sure the letter on the right and left were not close stop... Read More »
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Why are the keys on a keyboard not in alphabetical order?

Actually, when the typewriter was first invented, they were in order. Typists typed so quickly, that the mechanical keys would jam when they were on the same side of each other, making typing impos... Read More »
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Why keyboard keys are random and not in alphabetical order?

The QWERTY keyboard layout was devised and created in the 1860s by the creator of the first modern typewriter, Christopher Sholes, a newspaper editor who lived in Milwaukee. Originally, the charact... Read More »
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Why are the keyboard keys of a computer not simply arranged in alphabetical order?

The keyboard design is known as the QWERTY design was created for typewriters by Christopher Sholes in 1868 when the keys were alphabetical keys kept sticking together which was a nuisance as the t... Read More »
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