I think it might be helpful to those of us who are planning to make our own individual custom layouts to share our ideas somewhere. I’ve made a first draft of a layout that I’d like to implement, and I’m presenting it here in case anyone is interested. No doubt I’ve made some choices here that won’t work out, and possibly some that are downright nonsensical. Everyone who is so inclined should fee free to offer suggestions and/or criticism.
I want to activate the blue layer by means of either
palm key, the red layer by
shift, and green via
palm + “
command” (I used Apple symbols) or “
I plan to use @algernon’s one-shot modifiers for layer switching, as well as plain base-layer modifiers.
The blue layer has function keys and navigation keys; the red layer is designed with spreadsheets in mind (navigation on left hand, numpad on right), and the green layer is for mouse emulation (mouse buttons on the top row, diagonal arrows are “warp”). I’ll probably add more media controls to the left side green layer, but the only ones I typically use now are volume and brightness controls.
The top right corner is the
insert key, and you might notice that I included two (forward)
delete keys; that’s more about indecision than anything else (I also think
backspace makes sense, but I don’t want to make it tricky to type
Feel free to use mine as a template for the keys, even if the actual layout horrifies you; I blew about an hour getting it to look (more or less) correct (keyboard-layout-editor does not make the mirrored sides easy to do with angles…)