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Revisiting Colemak

As it turns out,when you’ve already been trying to wire your brain to a new layout (Dvorak), it’s really difficult to switch to a new-new layout (Colemak). But I found a solution, of course. Continue reading

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A farewell to Star Trek

I seem to be fond of brilliant technology that is no longer available. A FingerWorks keyboard is probably another advanced gadget you aren’t familiar with. I’ve sold mine now – this adventure was good as long as it lasted. Continue reading

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Maybe Colemak is smarter than Dvorak?

Dvorak is my fastest and preferred layout on mobile. Oddly, this does not translate at all to physical keyboards. I’ve made several attempts at using Dvorak on the desktop computer and it still eludes me. I am now taking an interest in the “Colemak” keyboard layout. Continue reading

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Show keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7

Microsoft released Windows 7 in 2009, and one thing I’ve always hated about it is that the option to underline keyboard shortcuts was gone. Why would anyone deliberately make it harder for users to work smarter, by no longer showing them those underlines? I’ve finally discovered that the underlines still exist — here’s how to turn them on! Continue reading

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Avoid accidentally using cAPS LOCK (and switch keyboard layouts) with Keyla

There are two things that keep annoying me when I work, and I have just discovered that Keyla cleverly prevents both: Accidentally hitting cAPS LOCK AND TYPING EVERYTHING IN UPPERCASE, and Windows’ perpetual inability to remember what keyboard layout I … Continue reading

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