How to Switch to Dvorak Keyboard Layout

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Microsoft Windows

Here's how to switch your layout on Windows Vista. It should be similar for Windows 7 or Windows XP.

Press the ❖ Window key to open the Start Menu.

Click on Control Panel.

Click on “Clock, Language, and Region”.

Click on “Regional and Language Options”. A dialog window will pop up.

Regional and Language Options window
Regional and Language Options window

Click on the “Keyboards and Languages” tab.

Click the “Change keyboards…” button.

Add Input Language window
Add Input Language window

Click “Add…” button, then select 〖English ▸ Keyboard ▸ United States-Dvorak〗.

Mac OS X

Mac: How to Switch to Dvorak Keyboard Layout

Linux

Linux: How to Switch to Dvorak Keyboard Layout

Dvorak Layout Topic

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  2. Hardware vs Software Dvorak
  3. Myth of QWERTY vs Dvorak
  4. Dvorak vs Colemak
  5. Blank Keycaps vs Labeled Keys
  6. List of Dvorak Keyboards
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