Dvorak keyboard

Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Dvo·rak keyboard

A keyboard with a layout designed to increase the speed and ease of typing, having a home row of keys that consist of A, O, E, U, I, D, H, T, N, and S.

[After August Dvorak (1894-1975), American educator.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Here is the layout of the standard Dvorak keyboard (feel free to ignore the non-letter characters):
As an example, I offer the Dvorak keyboard designed to be more ergonomically friendly and allow faster typing than the familiar QWERTY keyboard.
The potential adoption of the Dvorak keyboard when QWERTY is an established standard is one example that this article illustrates.
But the fact that most computer users don't even know they have the Dvorak keyboard hidden somewhere deep within the Windows control panel says all you need to know about how far we have come in the last century and a quarter.
Settings can be changed easily to accommodate individuals' needs, such as whether they are left-handed or right-handed, how hard they press the keys, whether they prefer a QWERTY or DVORAK keyboard layout, or which fonts and font sizes they wish to use for applications.