QWERTY Keyboard Layout

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Typing lessons for beginners. Learn about the QWERTY keyboard layout in typing in this free video.

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Hi, this is Linda Lewis on behalf of Expert Village.com. Check out my website at wwwkeytime.com. The standard keyboard is called the Qwerty Keyboard because of the first six letters on the keys. Qwerty, this keyboard, was designed to slow the typists down because the mechanics of the old typewriters would jam together if people typed too fast. You can see on the home row, which is the middle row, that there is an alphabet run right across f,g,h, the letter I is above here, j,k,l. That is a remnant of how the very first keyboards were laid out and that was too fast for the way that the people were typing that they knew how to get to the letters very quickly so what they did anti-engineered the keys and took all of the vowels off the home row except for one and arranged them so that your 70 percent of the time off of the home row.

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