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authorSean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>2020-07-23 09:47:44 -0700
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updates after having used ordinary keyboard rebindings for a while
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@@ -29,18 +29,24 @@ This has the following advantages:
- there are control and alt/meta keys available to both hands, so
there is much less call for one-handed chording
- control and alt/meta are pressed by the thumb, the strongest finger,
- so when one-handed chording does come up (e.g. C-x C-n without
+ so when one-handed chording does come up (e.g. C-x C-o without
having to switch between control keys) it's the least harmful form
- my plan is to use the control/meta key available to the opposite hand
for the first key of each sequence, and allow some one handed
chording to complete the sequence.
+ - *Update 23/Jul/2020*: I've found that I'm typing some of these sequences
+ by performing a one-handed chord in order to type the second key, as
+ planned, and others by performing a one-handed chord in order to type
+ the first key. There are actually only a handful of
+ these sequences, so it seems okay to have sequence-specific habits.
- there is some temptation to use a curled up little finger on the
new alt/meta key, I'm finding, but I'm trying to stop myself from
doing that.
-
-The main disadvantage, aside from an adjustment period when I feel
-that someone has inserted a massive marshmellow between me and my
-computer, is that Ctrl-Alt combinations are a bit difficult; in Emacs,
-C-M-SPC is hard to do without. However I think I've found a decent
-way to do it (thumb on control, curled ring finger on alt, possibly
-little finger on shift for Emacs' infamous C-M-S-v standard binding).
+
+The main disadvantage, aside from an adjustment period when I feel that
+someone has inserted a massive marshmellow between me and my computer, is that
+Ctrl-Alt combinations are a bit difficult; in Emacs, C-M-SPC is hard to do
+without. However I think I've found a decent way to do it (thumb on control,
+curled ring finger on alt, possibly little finger on shift for Emacs' infamous
+C-M-S-v standard binding). (*Update 23/Jul/2020*: this has been working out
+fine.)