Dvorak keyboard, the keyboard designed by August Dvorak in 1936, an efficiency fanatic, a professor of the University of Washington, and a cousin of a composer Antonin Dvorak.
Dvorak arranged letters according to frequency, placed common letters on the home row and made the stronger fingers do most of the work. It significantly reduced fingers movement which is the reason for increased comfort and speed and diminishing RSI syndromes.
Thumbs of both hands are on the space bar.
About home row keysHome row keys of a keyboard are keys over which your hands are positioned. There are home row keys assigned to each hand. From a home row key reach to a key to type and return back to the home row key. Home row keys are your base from where to reach out and return to. Usually one of home row keys, one for each hand, has a little dent which lets you feel that your fingers are correctly positioned over the keyboard.
Capital keysTo type a single capital letter press and hold down a shift key and press the desired letter. To type more capitals press the Caps Lock key and continue typing. All letters will appear in upper caps. Note if you type capital letter with shift key and Caps Lock on it will be typed in lower case. To turn Caps Lock off press it again. Keyboards have usually built in a light which lets you know if your Caps Lock is on or off.
RhythmStrive to type with even rhythm. Even rhythm will rid you of tension, anxiety and will minimize mistakes made. Besides, if you slow down to achieve even rhythm you will in effect speed up.
ErrorsAcceptable number of typing errors is one error per minute.
WpmWpm stands for words per minute typing rate. A word is consider to be 5 key strokes including spaces. If you type 50 key strokes per minute your typing rate is 10 wpm.
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