Archive for June 16th, 2010

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.

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’veĀ  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.)


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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.

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June 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

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