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RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - jobss - 31-08-2013

(31-08-2013, 08:31 PM)kopri Wrote: I type 60 wpm with QWERTY, but I don't use home keys, I mostly use 2 fingers because I'm an idiot. I was thinking of changing to Colemak and forcing myself to learn to type correctly.

When I peck at they keys I can only get around 20 wpm. We type similarly, that we don't use the home row keys.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - shtols - 01-09-2013

Recently did the switch from QWERTZ to QWERTY. Best decision I made for a long period of time.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - pranomostro - 31-08-2015

I am using the neo2 keyboard layout at the moment. I made my transition not-so-long-ago, november 2014, mostly because I read how qwerty was designed AND BECAUSE OF CAPS LOCK. Neo is a layout optimised for the german language, and it has also some quite interesting ideas about how a layout should be organized. For example, it replacse caps lock with a layer for special ascii characters like _[]^!<>=&\/{}*?()-:@#$|~`+%"'; (okay, I admit it, this was the whole layer). I like it because I can understand how it was designed and I learned touch-typing with it. Learning it was painful but worth it. I haven't measured my speed yet, but I feel very comfortable with it.

Website: www.neo-layout.org


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - bsdkeith - 01-09-2015

QWERTY UK - what I was brought up with, no reason to change.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - vain - 01-09-2015

"de_capsergo": https://github.com/vain/arch-packages/tree/private/de-capsergo

It's based on QWERTZ, but AltGr has been moved to CapsLock, plus common symbols are easier to reach. For example "CapsLock" + j = [ or "CapsLock" + n = @. Typographical quotes like „these“, “these” or «those» are also easy to reach.

It still contains tweaks / variants for my previous laptops.

I guess the layout is not very useful for you non-QWERTZ guys, but I still wanted to post it because it demonstrates how easy it is to modify the Xorg and Linux keyboard layouts (without having to fiddle with xmodmap).


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - Wildefyr - 01-09-2015

Default US ANSI layout. Have been thinking about slowly transitioning to something like colemak by swapping two keys at a time and slowly transitioning that way.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - Ypnose - 01-09-2015

I use a mix of QWERTY UK and AZERTY + a few Unicode chars: https://github.com/Ypnose/dotfiles/blob/master/xkb/symbols/kbyp


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - neeasade - 02-09-2015

I use the qwerty layout with some layer changes on an ergoxdox at home - http://imgur.com/a/gCYjO


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - ashen - 02-09-2015

I use QWERTY myself -- just never changed it. I can hit 80wpm when using sites like 10fastfingers, but when I'm typing out of my head it's usually a little faster than when I'm having to process the words on the screen too.

I also instinctively start backspacing when I make an error on a word so that probably slows me down a little too. Not to mention I stubbed my middle finger the other day.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - xero - 02-09-2015

(02-09-2015, 10:38 AM)neeasade Wrote: I use the qwerty layout with some layer changes on an ergoxdox at home - http://imgur.com/a/gCYjO
ergodox envy