Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Final Update on Dvorak

Hello everyone, this is my final update on the Dvorak Series.  On December 26, 2010, I decided to switch to the Dvorak keyboard layout.  You can go read my posts on the progression.

Well, today, I decided to take a typing test, and here are the results:
Yes, you read that right: 103 wpm.  I'm officially up to my QWERTY speed.
Here is a pretty nice log of what I've done since the switch:
Time ElapsedWords Per Minute (WPM)
1 Day5 WPM
5 Days15 WPM
2 Weeks40 WPM
9 Months85 WPM
13 Months103 WPM

You know, it took about 8 or 9 years to reach 100+ wpm with QWERTY.  It took a little over 1 year with Dvorak.  Will this limit be my ceiling?  I doubt it, but I'm pretty happy with this speed at the moment.

I highly encourage using the Dvorak layout, and I'm happy to say it was well worth learning!

That is all!


  1. I am a fellow Dvorak convert. I'm glad that you have regained your original typing speed in only a years time.
    Personally I love the comfort of Dvorak more than any of the speed gains.

    BTW can you provide a link to the typing race that you played online?

    1. I love the comfort of Dvorak as well, it's the primary reason I switched. I can never go back to QWERTY, just thinking about it makes my wrists hurt.
      The speed is just icing on the cake at this point.

      I test my typing speed on the website: