Why the alphabet in the computer keyboard have a random position?

Answer they aren't set up in a random position. They are set up in the order that we use specific letters most, so that the most-used letters are in convenient positions.

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This is kind of random, but why are computer keyboard letters set up the way they are?

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 »

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 »

Why Isn't The Keyboard in Alphabet Order?

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 »

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 »