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Using Kanata to remap any keyboard

Kanata logo You can jump straight to Installation or Configuration. Computer keyboards were designed with historical baggage and for entirely different workflows than we use today and with very little regard for usability. Ergonomic keyboards are great and I personally use a 42-key Corne keyboard with my desktop and that’s what got me to learn to fully touch type and significantly aleviated shoulder stiffness. But what if I could have a similar experience on a laptop, well with Kanata keyboard remapping I can get some of the important pieces. Kanata is a lot more powerful than what I’ll describe here but this should set someone up enough to dive deeper into customizing. ...

March 28, 2024 · 12 min

QMK caps word

I use a Corne low profile keyboard running the QMK firmware. It is a 42 key layout and although it has a sixth column where a lot of folks put the traditional SHIFT and CTRL modifier keys, I’ve opted to go with the home row mods so that I’m not stretching my fingers and negating some of the ergonomic advantages. The downside is that it is difficult to type full words/phrases in capital letters without switching which hand is holding the modifier....

April 14, 2022 · 2 min
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Corne LP

I fell down the split ergo mechanical keyboard rabbit hole thanks to a dear friend who was kind enough to loan me his Gergoplex (despite my incessant teasing about his hipster keyboard). The Gergoplex is on the deeper end of the rabbit-hole with only 36 keys and 12g switches but it demonstrated the value to me. I ended up getting a pre-built Corne and added the lightest switches I could find at the time: Gateron MX 35g switches....

January 16, 2022 · 2 min