QWERTY (pronounce /ˈkwɝti/) is the most common modern-day keyboard layout on English-language computer and typewriter keyboards. It takes its name from the first six characters seen in the far left of the keyboard's top first row of letters. The QWERTY design was patented by Christopher Sholes in 1874 and sold to Remington in the same year, when it first appeared in typewriters.

Trivia about qwerty

  • This adjective refers to a keyboard that's like a traditional typewriter with 6 particular letters at the upper left
  • It's the type of keyboard named for the succession of 6 letters found near the upper-left corner
  • This keyboard layout was developed to slow typing down, keeping the keys from jamming
  • From the first 6 letters at the upper left, it's the arrangement of a standard computer keyboard
  • Dvorak is an alternative to this standard keyboard layout

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