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Why are keyboards always QWERTY

why arent they in alphabetical order?

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Keyboards used to be in alphabetical order however the layout was changed so as to prevent jams while typing at speed. His layout was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Latham Sholes. For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY#History_and_purposes.

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I know its dumb its like QWERTY? Who comes up with that.

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Keyboards are organized by how often each letter is used. That is why Q, Z, and X are all difficult to reach, and E, T, and R are easy to reach.

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mcx8xu
Very good and reasonable answer.
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Thnx :)
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Because the way keyboards are set up depends on how often the keys are used, which is why a, s, d, f, g, h, j, k, and l are in the middle row, where your fingers go. The keys like q, z, x, and p are harder to reach because they're not as common. However, not all keyboards are set up that way...just English ones, primarily. France uses a keyboard with AZERTY on the top, and many countries use QWERTZ keyboards.

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Qwerty keyboards are MUCH easier to type on than a keyboard in alphabetical order. Therefore they always use Qwerty keyboards

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Good question! I firmly believe that invention is the product for needs and question against current status. Well, regarding this question I'm not sure but this sequence may be best fit for typing at that time of qwerty keyboard came about.

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The QWERTY design was a very successful attempt to arrange the keys on a keyboard to enhance a typists efficiency. Just think how awkward it would be to have all the keys arranged in order.

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