There are several ways to activate the Shift modifier.
Classical ones :
- 2 shifts on the 2 thumbs (classic layout of keyboardio model 01)
- pros : generic and simple
- cons : less quick to tap on homerow or OneShot plugin (must hold the shift)?
- 2 shifts like classical keyboard
- cons : just to mention it, not ergonomic or productive at all
Non-classical ones :
3) 2 shifts on the homerow when it is hold with QuKeys (I’m testing it as I like to have a maximum of stuff on the homerow)
- pros : generic, everything on the homerow, so quick
- pros : easy to tap ctrl+shift+alt if you use Qukeys for all modifiers
- cons : do not exactly the same stuff if keys is on the left or right, notably if you have to tap several capital letters situated on left then right
- 1 shift on thumb with OneShot plugin
- pros : generic, you do exactly the same stuff if you want to activate shift, just a tap before the target key, can be very very quick and fast to learn
- cons : difficult to do ctrl+shift+alt if you have only one or if you use QuKeys for ctrl alt
- Long press (>200ms) on key does the shift with AutoShift plugin
- pros : no need to tap a key in addition
- cons : not sure at 100% it can work with QuKeys (not tested), if someone tested it, I’m interested
- cons : do not think it works or really useable with ctrl+alt, so must be used with another generic solution
- Use a key to automatic shift after a space for instance with keyleader plugin.
- pros : you do not tap shift, just a different key for space
- cons : do not think it works with ctrl+alt or any time you need to use capital not after space, must be used with another generic solution
I’m really interested to have some feedbacks if you use one of non-classical option compared to the standard one or the other non-classical ones.
Do not hesitate if you use another non-classical solution.
Thanks in advance