QWERTY keyboard

Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as the Sholes keyboard, the QWERTY keyboard was invented by Christopher Sholes, who was issued a patent for a typewriter on July 14, 1868. The QWERTY keyboard is named after the first five letter keys located under the row of number keys on the keyboard and is the official computer keyboard standard (ISO 9995).

Today, the QWERTY keyboard is the most commonly found and used computer keyboard in the United States. Below is an image of the keyboard keys layout on the QWERTY keyboard.

Keyboard keys

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