Number pads on computer Keyboard frustration

  Dragon Damvill 11:21 18 Nov 2016
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Why is it that numbers on your touch phone. calculators, any adding device that have a Key pad have the numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0, starting at the top left going downwards with the Zero at the bottom of the Key pad. b u t...wait for it.. on my computer numeral Key pad the numbers start at the bootom and goes upward to 9 with the Zero tucked underneath the 1...Why? it is annoying AAAAAAAAAAAAAGH how do we go about standardising it and change it please? Dragon Damvill

  Archonar 11:38 18 Nov 2016

I'm not sure about your calculators but all the ones that I have seen have 123 at the bottom, in fact a quick google search shows that is the case for pretty much all calculators. I think that keyboards were designed with this in mind, since early computers were often used to perform calculations so the logical step is to have the same keypad as a calculator. Phone manufacturers decided that since the alphabet went onto the numbers if they followed the calculator convention then the alphabet would be backwards - not a great idea.

I doubt either will ever change now that they are so ingrained in the designs.

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