Author: pyratebeard <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 21:36:31 +0000
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
diff --git a/entry/colemak_exp.draft b/entry/colemak_exp.draft
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@ This is not the only keyboard layout. You may have heard of, or even used, layo
There is also the Dvorak layout developed by Dr. August Dvorak. The Dvorak layout is suppose to be faster and more comfortable than QWERTY. It is very different, so understandably many find it difficult to learn. The symbol keys have shifted a lot in Dvorak, although this apparently makes it good for programming.
<img src="/img/dvorakkb.png" class="fitwidth" alt="dvorak layout" />
I have never tried QWERTZ or AZERTY before. On a virtual keyboard on my phone I tried Dvorak but couldn't get the hang of it. So I stuck with QWERTY, and lived happily ever after.
@@ -13,22 +14,14 @@ Until a few days ago when somebody mentioned Colemak
% pyrate │ you ever have one of those days when you just can't type properly?
@ dcat │ pyrate: not since i switched to colemak
% pyrate │ dcat: interesting. i've never tried colemak
@ dcat │ pyrate: you should try it
@ dcat │ jolia: it's a much more logical layout
% pyrate │ dcat: i will give it a shot
@@ -37,7 +30,7 @@ That weekend I thought, frak it! Why not? If nothing else it gives me somethin
In order to understand the hurdles let me go through how I use QWERTY.
## backtick the future
-In the terminal I use [tmux]() a lot. The default prefix keybinding is Ctrl+b, but this is one too many keys and I don't find it comfortable. I remap the prefix to backtick, which is quicker.
+In the terminal I use [tmux](https://tmux.github.io) a lot. The default prefix keybinding is Ctrl+b, but this is one too many keys and I don't find it comfortable. I remap the prefix to backtick, which is quicker.
If you want to use this add the following to the top of your ~/.tmux.conf
@@ -70,6 +63,7 @@ I use the text editor Vim. A lot. Cursor navigation in Vim famously uses H, J,
## one flew over the colemak nest
<img src="/img/Colemak_layout_2.png" class="fitwidth" alt="colemak layout" />
The standard Colemak layout switches Capslock to Backspace. This first hurdle broke my remapping of Capslock to Ctrl/Esc. After a bit of digging I found that you can create a custom variant of the keymap to change Backspace to Control_L (left Ctrl).