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using an older system or product when a newer one would be better (derived from the arrangement of typewriter keys)
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Of, relating to, or designating the traditional configuration of computer or typewriter keyboard keys.

[From the first six letters at the upper left.]
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(ˈkwɜːtɪ) or

QWERTY keyboard

(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the standard English language typewriter keyboard layout with the characters q, w, e, r, t, and y positioned on the top row of alphabetic characters at the left side of the keyboard
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(ˈkwɜr ti, ˈkwɛr-)

of or noting the standard typewriter or computer keyboard with q, w, e, r, t, and y being the first six of the top row of letters, starting from the left.
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This lipogram of left hand keyboard letters QWERT ASDFG ZXCVB was harder than expected from over half the alphabet--but only a third of the vowels.
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The handset has a QWERT keyboard and a 800 Mhz processor that Samsung says it will make Web browsing faster, provide smoother video playback and allow more multitasking.