Seeking ABCDEF keyboard
Does anyone know where I can get a patch or app that has a standard Qwerty keyboard layout but with the letters in alphabetical order, Abcdef? I really hate using Qwerty on a mobile. Or where I could find something to let me rearrange them? Then (last) I wonder if SlideIT or Swype would work on it?
Thanks for answers.
- 03-25-2010, 02:07 AM #2
Not to be a wise@$$, but if the keys are arranged in alphabetical order then it is no longer a standard QWERTY keyboard.
Sorry, I know of no app or keyboard replacement that does this. Once you learn how to use a QWERTY keyboard, it really is much easier to type on. Christopher Latham Sholes, yes the same guy the Droid was codenamed after, did a wonderful job placing the most used letters so that it would be easier to type using alternating hands, or thumbs when spelling common words.a little obsessive...
Yeah, I know it's not Qwerty then but I wanted to be clear I didn't want the phone (T9?) ABC, DEF, etc., I just want seperate keys. I type just fine on the computer because I don't have to look, but I hate qwerty on small keyboards because it's a louse arrangement. What's wrong with ABCDE, I want to know. I saw one with 3 or 4 letters per key but I think you moved up or sideways to select. And if someone can design a keyboard with the most common used letters left and right, how can I design one alphabetical?
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- 03-26-2010, 05:05 PM #7
Actually the qwerty keyboard was designed to slow users down. That was way back when typewriters had physical arms for each letter. If you typed too fast the arms would get locked... So qwerty was designed. The original configuration was abcdef.
Since this is my first post I cant post the link, but wikipedia QWERTY.
- 03-26-2010, 07:26 PM #9
Close you eyes, and type the word "the". Easy, right? Now, close your eyes and type the word "the" as if the keyboard was arranged alphabetically. Huh? That's darn near impossible. I would have absolutely no idea where to even start with that mess.
Point is: memorizing the alphabet and NOT having the qwerty keyboard layout committed to saying it out loud are completely unrelated to ease or speed of typing.
However, to answer your question... No, I have no idea if there's an app for an Abcd keyboard layout.
PS, "the" would be "zit" on an alphabetic keyboard. I Thought that was funny.
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