Workman keyboard layout (by workman-layout)

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  • Start using Dvorak today and improve the sound of your keyboard by up to 50%
    If I were to use an alternate key layout, it would definitely be Workman. However, I'm not sure I want to deal with switching from that to QWERTY on keyboards that don't support that layout. I'd have to use my mech on every single machine I use, which would be quite nice actually, but that may not be entirely feasible. I'd rather be reasonably efficient on one layout only, than to be not as efficient on two different layouts. QWERTY is the best way to maximize typing efficiency and compatibility with multiple keyboards or operating systems. If I was suffering from RSI, I would find more benefit in switching to Workman than otherwise.
  • How to make custom keyboard layout on Arch linux? | 2021-10-26
    I didn't do one myself, since the layout I use has already been mapped (, but you basically put the keycode at the beginning of the line and then create columns with the corresponding keynames.
  • What is your preferred layout?
    I'm rocking Workman Layout. Really liking it!
  • The AHEI Layout — An Improved Dvorak-Like Layout | 2021-10-09
    For the most popular alternative keyboard layouts, Dvorak and Colemak, it seems like the keys on the home row — including the keys in the middle columns — are viewed as the best positions. Some people argue that the lateral movement to reach the middle column requires more effort than moving some fingers up and down, and that the middle columns thus should be de-emphasized. This approach has been taken for many newer layouts, such as the Workman layout and the Colemak Mod-DH layout. Some computer-optimized layouts such as the MTGAP layout and the very recent Engram layout even avoid putting letters at all in the middle columns, and use some or all of those keys for punctuation marks.
  • keyboard layout l switched to debian from kubuntu and need this key board layout how do i install it
  • Share your keyboard layouts, here is my iris layout
    Workman is probably one of those more modern and efficient layouts they're referring to. If you haven't read it, Workman's creator does a pretty good job of explaining why the old alternative mainstays like Dvorak and Colemak aren't ideal replacements for QWERTY.
  • [GIVEAWAY] Helidox(Corne) with IMK Case and more!
    The last few weeks I've started to develop RSI. Something like this might be part of the solution... I've got back to studying after reading this experience report:
  • People who bought standard qwerty keyboards instead of split, columnar or ortholinear ones, why?
    I believe it's done based on ease of moving to a key, and a score is assigned, and then that's added up for something like say a book. did this talks about alternation rate, which is the rate of switching between hands when typing. There is some observable stats like this and then some subjectivity like how easy it is to use the pinky as opposed to the index finger. I'd like to see if there were studies about that, that'd be interesting. But we gotta work with the limited data we have. Easiness to learn, eh, is about commitment for a few to couple hours for the long term touted comfort.
  • Which Keyboard Layout Do You Use?
    Recently I've heard about the Workman layout. It seems interesting:
  • Which IDE do you use for Flutter Development?
    The Emacs keybindings are so not ergonomic, I made my own (where s is Caps Lock, C is Alt, M is Ctrl and the keyboard layout is Workman).
  • Changing keys in keyboard layout
    Original configuration from git.
  • People should not bombard newbies with messages with subtle messages containing warning of emacs pinky | 2021-04-29
    I've just bought myself an Ergodox EZ and I'm attempting to learn touch typing properly on it using the Workman layout whilst continuing to not touch type on my usual keyboard to get work done. I'm making progress but I'm only using a subset of the alphabetic keys so far. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I try to switch to using the keyboard and layout full time. My brain is probably wired to Emacs key bindings by position rather than by letter. If I try to press Ctrl and Shift with the opposite hand pinky then common Emacs keybindings like C-x C-f are going to be a pain to type with Workman (Right Ctrl and Left X, Left Ctrl and Right F) - even if I have Ctrl where Caps Lock is and in the equivalent location on the right. I could try to rebind everything by position (so find-file would become C-x C-t) but that may get even more confusing and sounds like a lot of work. If I can find a way to press all modifiers with my thumbs then it might not be so bad.
  • Joining the club, any tips for beginner? | 2021-04-22
    - Why: this site is about the workman layout, another great layout. I found the Pros and Cons section on that site pretty eye opening against qwerty
  • Workman-P layout recommendations? | 2021-03-19
    I am a developer with a little time on my hands to train on a new keyboard layout. After some reading, I have chosen Workman layout. Over on the Oryx site there are plenty of those layouts for the Moonlander. However, there is no rating/popularity system to see if any one of them are well-received by the community or heavily adopted.


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