Archive for June 16th, 2010
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’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.)
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.