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Denoting the standard layout on English-language typewriters and keyboards, having q, w, e, r, t, and y as the first keys from the left on the top row of letters:‘the device features a QWERTY keyboard, something that's still popular with many phone users’
- ‘So, with this in mind, have you ever noticed how close ‘d' and ‘g’ are on a qwerty keyboard?’
- ‘In other words, the genetic code is the qwerty keyboard of biology - not necessarily the best solution, but too deeply ingrained to be replaced or improved.’
- ‘Anyone who has used a Palm device before will find the stylus-driven touch-screen perfectly familiar, while the qwerty thumb keyboard makes emailing and texting that bit quicker.’
- ‘Shaped like a candy bar, with a light bluish gray and silver trim, it boasts a bright backlit qwerty, or traditional, keyboard that practically begs your thumbs to touch it.’
- ‘I'm learning how to touch type the numerical keys on the qwerty keyboard.’
- ‘Input with an ordinary qwerty keyboard (with predictive programmes) is rapid.’
- ‘Slip back the cover and there's a tiny qwerty keyboard, or you can use the stylus to input data.’
- ‘The stenotype works a bit like a portable word processor, but with a modified, 22-button keyboard in place of the standard qwerty setup.’
- ‘Today, qwerty is my preferred mode of text input, and I very much want my smart phone to support qwerty as well.’
- ‘One which has to have a qwerty keyboard simply can't survive in the phone business; while one which simply must have a mouse input is never going to be usable one-handed.’
- ‘If you'd like to test out the Dvorak keyboard, Windows' operating system can be set to recognise your keyboard as a Dvorak keyboard instead of a qwerty.’
- ‘You might not even be able to assume that the qwerty keyboard was chosen because it was such a great layout.’
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