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Dvorak keyboard layout

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Being messing with dvorak keyboard layout for a while. For some reason it seems logical to use it and its very comforting and forgiving to my wrists and especially my right hand ring finger which hurts me a lot the past 2 months. Below there are some interesting links that got me rolling.

http://www.dvzine.org

http://learn.dvorak.nl

http://freshmeat.net/projects/dvorakng/

and of course %setxkbmap dvorak

I found out that the best practice is to bind a pic in a key combo and use it when you need it. (e.g. in stumpwm i’ve  added (define-key *root-map* (kbd "M-a") "exec qiv ~/Images/dvorak.gif") and when i forget a letter i just refresh my memory using the pic of the layout.)

Written by aperturefever

June 16, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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Change keyboard layouts snippet

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Its just an easy practical way to add a keyboard shortcut for changing layouts without messing with your xorg.conf. Just place this in your xinitrc.

setxkbmap -layout us,gr -option grp:alt_shift_toggle -option grp_led:scroll

This way you change between layouts using left alt shift combo and when its activated the scroll lock led lights up.

Written by aperturefever

June 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

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I’ve uploaded some of my configs in github;. I see that it’s a common trend to do so and probably will be a gathering point for any coding i do, although i’ve not  really decided between bitbucket and github. For small projects i think hg is the way to go although git is much more complex and is best for large projects. Anyway time will tell.

UPDATE: I’ve updated everything but im so friggin bored to add them in repo..summer..so nice.. ;p

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June 8, 2010 at 11:17 am