answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

A key board is laid out the same as a typer writer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AZERTY


User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-06-16 20:59:31
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar
Study guides
๐Ÿ““
See all Study Guides
โœ๏ธ
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why are the keys on a key board laid out the way they are?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

How do I change the soft keys on my android?

There is not a way to change the soft keys on a Android. A Android phone has a built in key board.


Why are the letter keys on a computer all mixed up instead of being in alphabetical order?

Because that was the way the key board was designed


Why did christopher latham sholes place the keys on the keyboard the way he did?

If you look the the first letters of the key board are his brothers last name.


Why are the keys on a key board arranged the way they are?

Because when they started inventing keyboards, they used typewriters. One of the challenges was that if people wrote too fast, the keys that struck the ribbon/paper got tangled and stuck. So they had to rearrange the keys so that that wouldn't happen. The arrangement was done in such a way that the most commonly used keys were spread out evenly and they were easy to get to with fingers.


How is the simple way to make a fake key?

There's no simple way to make a fake key. That's the point of using keys.


What is the difference between dapped and pointed keys on a flute?

Short answer - Not much. Long answer - The key arms that hold the key cup (with the pad in it) either terminate when they get to the cup or they go all the way across the key cup. The "French style" keys means the key arm goes all the way across.


How many key sare there on a flute?

There are 16 keys that you can actually press including various trill keys and the keys associated with low b. (I worded it that way because there are more key mechanisms on the instrument but you never have to actually touch those they automatically get depressed when u push down their corresponding key)


Is there a way to get a World of Warcraft WOTLK CD-key for free?

No, there is no way to get a free CD key. The keys prove that you purchased the game and have the right to access the Blizzard servers.


What do you call someone who collects keys?

A key enthusiast is one way to identify them. There is no actual term to refer to someone who collects keys out of enjoyment, but if they keep the keys out of fear that they may find a use for them after throwing them away, they are potentially a compulsive hoarder.


How do you know if your BMW keys has a chip?

The easiest way is to take it to a place that cuts car keys, and have them put it in their key tester - a little machine that you stick the key in and push a button, and if a light comes on they know not to try cutting a key for you because it won't work.


Is there a faster way to get free realm keys?

You could buy the specific keys from other players, be prepared to pay 1000c for each key though.


What is involved in making duplicate keys for a 2006 Mazda 3?

You must bring your car into an official Mazda Dealership. Bring all of your keys with you as they will have to "reset" the on board computer and register all keys at the same time. The cost of the key is about $40 and they will charge you about $90 for labor. Unfortunately, there is no way to get around the labor cost as you need a special machine to code the keys. the FOB is a different story. just buy one on eBay for about $30 and program it yourself.


Why the alphabatic keys are not alphabatically placed?

because keys is placed in a way to improve the speed of the user(you can find expecial keys 3 ,2 where the alphabet is, and the las one close to the + sinbol in the key 5)


How many keys are on a oboe?

normally, 21, but I have seen one with 22. it had two back keys. many of these keys though are just another way to push down the same key, and are for alternate fingerings


How type on a keyboard?

The best way is to learn which fingers to use for which keys. You can do that by getting a typing book, but you have to follow the instructions exactly as they say, otherwise you won't get the speed and accuracy you want. There is a reason the keys are laid out the way they are on a keyboard, and a reason for learning which fingers to use on which keys. But if you follow the book, and practice your typing, you will be a good typist in no time.


What key is a guitar made in?

It is made in all keys. A better way to answer is that a guitar does not just have one scale key, it has all of them just like a piano.


Why are qwerty keyboard keys the way they are?

There was this crazy guy who was an efficiency researcher. When the Typewriter was first invented he did a study and eventually designed what we now call the qwerty key board. The idea is that when you rest your fingers on the "home" keys these are the most used keys, the close keys are next and the least used are furthest away. A book was written about him and his family called "Cheaper by The Dozen" I read it in the 1970s and it was old then. Wow I'm old.


Can you use the shift key to uppercase letters?

That is the primary way to create uppercase letters for the ones that have keyboard keys. This is adopted from the same keys used on typewriters.


What is the best way to clean you key board?

Wet paper towel or a duster


Why are the keys on the qwerty key board arranged the way they are?

This goes back to the first typewriters in the 1800s that were mechanical manual machines. Originally the keys were arranged in alphabetical order. However typing english text on such a keyboard resulted in too many hammer clash jams (adjacent hammers would get stuck against each other and the typist would have to stop and unjam the machine). The fix, after some experimentation, was to jumble the keys into the modern "qwerty" order so that it was very rare for adjacent keys to be typed in sequence.


Where is the best place for a key holder?

Key holders are generally ones where you hang your keys for the greatest convenience, but there are also bowls, or wallet hooks you can get. I'd recommend the hanger though because unlike a bowl, you can distinguish between the keys, if there are many. The best place to place a key holder would probably be on or around the door, so when entering and exiting your house, if you forget your keys, they're closer, and also, you have to go out that way, so its a constant reminder of your keys.


Why are the key and key on your keyboard mixed up?

the most typed letters are in the middle honey, its not hard its a little more complicated than that it dates back to early type writer when they were engineered the legs keys kept getting stuck and jammed to each other because they were most commonly used so the most used ones are at opposite sides of the key board and they were just kept his way in the production of the early computers qwerty is the name just simply the first 6 letters of the keys :)


How do you do a Eb on a Bb clarinet?

The lowest Eb, which is 3 semitones up from middle C, is played by holding the key on the back, the two notes that would play a D, and either the small sausage-shaped key directly beneath these two keys, or the lowest of the golf-club shaped keys on the right-hand side. They both work the same way. The next Eb up is played by by holding the key of the back, the octave key, all six keys and the top-left golf-club shaped key, as if you were looking down the clarinet. It's the same as a D#, and the only way to play it. Finally, the highest Eb you can achieve is played by holding down the key at the back, the octave key, missing out the first key on the front, holding down the second and third keys, the fourth key and the small sausage-shaped key beneath that.


What are the home row for the number pad?

As it is very small, there is no home row on the numeric keypad. What you will find is that the 5 key has a bump on it, like the F and J keys do on the main part of the keyboard. You use the 5 key as the way to identify where you are, in the same way as using the F and J keys to identify where you are by putting your index fingers on them.


You lost your keys to your 2005 Malibu Is there any way you can get a new one without taking your car in?

no the key will have to be reprogramed