It’s been about three months since I switched back to the Dvorak left-hand keyboard layout and this morning I went back to Monkeytype to see how my typing speed (and accuracy) are doing now. Test #1 put me at 82wpm and 99% accuracy – pretty awesome! 😅 But not consistently repeatable, really. After a few more tests it seems like 75wpm is more like my average, but my typing definitely also seems to be more accurate (and more comfortable) than when I was typing QWERTY at 67wpm. Nice to follow up, and confirm that this kind of switch was actually beneficial.
Jessica Smith is a socialist and a feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.