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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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In 2015, character strings such as "1234567890" and "qwertyuiop" made the list for worst passwords, according to password management application company (http://www.prweb.com/releases/worst/passwords/prweb13170789.htm) SplashData.
For example, "1234567890," "1qaz2wsx" and "qwertyuiop" (character combinations that appear next to each other on a standard keyboard) all appeared in the top 25 list for the first time.
For example, PROTEROTYPE is one of the longest words which can be typed on the QWERTYUIOP row of a standard keyboard; FLAGFALLS is one of the longest words which can be typed on the ASDFGHJKL row; and BZZZBZZZ is the longest word which can be typed on the ZXCVBNM row.
The report said that for an onscreen keyboard, with a QWERTYUIOP row, neither the iPhone 5S or the 5C would be able to properly detect whether it was typed Q, I, O, and P if one is touching them close to the edge of each actual key.
When Ray Tomlinson invented emails in 1971, he explains that the first messages, sent to himself as a test, were just nonsense; "Most likely QWERTYUIOP, or something similar," he says.
Last month Azertyuoip, who gets his name from the top line of a French typewriter - in Britain he would be called Qwertyuiop - completed his Cheltenham build-up with a 25-length cakewalk at Wincanton.
As examples, he cites the QWERTYUIOP keyboard, which was originally designed to slow down typists whose speed might jam the mechanical keys.
"Tebic" is an indescribably delightful picture of a happy marriage and its feeble, benign little deceptions; "QWERTYUIOP" is a vivid memory of what it feels like to be a child, straining at the chains that bind one to one's unsatisfactory adult relations.