Final Update on Dvorak

Posted on by AJ Ianozi

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:

Race ended. Anthony (you) WON 1st place. Typing speed is 103wpm. You just typed a quote from the book Way of the Peaceful Warrior

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 Elapsed Words Per Minute (WPM)
1 Day 5 WPM
5 Days 15 WPM
2 Weeks 40 WPM
9 Months 85 WPM
13 Months 103 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!

Comments (& Webmentions coming soon)

  • Anonymous on

    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?


    • A.J. on

      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: