Keyboards are just so Different!

Something I've noticed over the past month or so, is that you become quite familiar typing on a specific surface/layout; making it difficult to type on any other computer. Then, when you do, you feel so awkward typing--because the keys are all in different places! There are many spelling errors and other things that just go wrong--especially when you type fast! I usually get frustrated with my typing at that point; all my words just are random letters. It brings out my inner perfectionist. Differences keyboard-to-keyboard drive me a little crazy. Thoughts that go through my head when I have to type on a new computer are thoughts such as, “Why can't my fingers press the right keys?”, “Ugh, I’m typing so slow, why can't my fingers move faster on this foreign keyboard?!”, “Am I going to forget how to type on my regular keyboard surface at home?” Then a little freak out happens shortly after.

You know what I mean?

Well, if you do, you probably spend a lot of time using computers, going online, and typing things up--like me.

In a sense, I'd like a universal keyboard, making it easy to type on all computers. However, this is unrealistic because it's beneficial for society to have a customizable keyboard. The customizable keyboard would then fit everybody’s typing habits; fitting it to their lifestyle.

Differences from keyboard-to-keyboard is what creates the awkward typing. Let’s go through all the differences keyboard-to-keyboard: Ctrl key, Shift key, delete, backspace, print buttons, and many other things. Practically everything but the alphabet and number keys change keyboard-to-keyboard. Still, numbers can change keyboard-to-keyboard because there may or may not be a number pad.

This has been an observation I made recently. I hope you’re able to relate in this struggle of different keyboards.

How do you feel about all of this? 

Do you ever struggle with the same thing?

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