Dvorak is a keyboard layout designed by Dr. August Dvorak in 1936. It's supposed to be much easier on your hands when typing because it's laid out so the keys that you most commonly press in a row are on alternating sides of the keyboard. I tried switching to this format several years ago and ended up switching back. I'm starting to think I might try it again. Most people who use the Dvorak layout can type 30-40 words per minute faster than the fastest people on QWERTY. Does anybody here use the Dvorak keyboard layout? Dvorak Simplified Keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I just might bust out my custom keyboard I set up just for this. I replaced all the letters with new letters so I could learn it.