Why isn't the keyboard in alphabetical order?

Answer A typewriter with the QWERTY layoutThe QWERTY keyboard layout was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in Milwaukee.With the assist... Read More »

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Why Is A Keyboard Not In Alphabetical Order?

In 1875, Christopher Sholes with assistance from Amos Densmore rearranged the typewriter keyboard so that the commonest letters were not so close together and the type bars would come from opposi... Read More »

Why are keyboard keys not in alphabetical order?

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 »

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 »

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 »