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Programmers Keyboard Layout


This layout is a brainstorm and redesign of how typing could be improved specially for programmer users, it features multiple things like less 'wrong keys typed', faster typing of special keys, and a more intuitive layout, it should improve typing a lot for any programmer with a minor impact on the 're-learning curve process' because its meant to not modify the original layout (whenever is possible), but improve it with more alternative keys.

Focus goals:

  • Include a better combination of keys for faster typing with common programming languages
  • Better access to common programming keys and less typos
  • Uses the default keyboard layout, so you dont't have to learn a new layout (only since version 6)
  • Very easy to remember the location of the new characters

Update: Since version 7 it actually supports other layouts of keyboard instead of only spanish, but maybe you need to add or fix it, pull requests welcome!

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Image of layout

  • Mode 3 is equivalent to the AltGr key,
  • Mode 2 is a modifier key, it is used for replace the useless Ñ key, which can still reachable with the combination a of a Mode2 + N, this is a very handy (near and fast) key that merits a better usage :)
  • You can combine the modes with the Shift key, which result in another combination (like in the key G) or in a Shifted character (like the Ñ ).
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