Just showing changes. Very helpful to have the keyboard layout editor.
I used a Kinesis for many years, plus of course other “normal” keyboards. I got my Keyboardio a couple of weeks ago and after several days of difficulty I figured out which keys were giving me problems and remapped the keyboard. Now I can type with little or no difficulty. Great keyboard!
I can also switch to “normal” keyboards easily again. As I was adapting to the original layout I was starting to have problems switching.
The moved location of the shift and enter keys was the most painful aspect of the layout. The location of tab was also a pain point.
This remapping puts most keys in familiar places for a US typist (similar to most keyboards including Kinesis) or in a few cases adopts a familiar layout but in a new location (e.g. inverted T arrow keys, bracket keys). Some of the specifics are handier for a Mac but mostly this tracks generic US keyboard layouts.
Looking at other posted layouts I see that very many of them have included the inverted T layout for arrows, and many of those duplicate it on the left hand as well. I’d have no conflicts putting a duplicate on the left hand, just didn’t occur to me.
I was surprised to find that I don’t have a strong desire to put a keycode on the one thumb key I left unmapped. No doubt I’ll think of something
I have moved my existing thumb keys around to reflect my layout as best I can, but I’m missing extra thumb keys for duplicated keys (cmd, alt) and one that I’d guess many people would find useful (enter). Perhaps some of the non-thumb keycaps could be moved around but I have not experimented with this since so many shapes are specific to locations.
Since many keycaps no longer reflect the actual function, if I had to look I’d find it very confusing, but I’m a typist who rarely looks at the keyboard. The only problems are when I have to find a little used key.
I can get along fine now, but ideally I’d like new keycaps that reflect this layout. I also think a layout with some of these proposals would make adoption of the keyboard much, much easier.