Re: [wmii] Devorak Kinesis keyboard

From: Suraj N. Kurapati <>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 23:04:03 -0700

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Ivan F. Villanueva B. wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 02:42:59PM -0700, Suraj N. Kurapati wrote:
>> Yeah, I use the Dvorak keyboard layout on a rather unusual keyboard:
>> the Kinesis Advantage[1].
> Are the function keys too small?


> Can you hit them without looking at the keyboard?

No. The reason is, as you said, the function keys are too small and
spaced too closely.

> If yes, then I think you could use other keyboards as well ;-)

I can still use the Dvorak layout on a "standard" 104-key keyboard,
but with mild annoyance at the difference of some key locations
(braces, brackets, plus, minus).

> The "page down" "page up" in the middle are a really good idea although.

Yeah, they are among the most used keys.

> But the center is a waste of space. I would have put there big configurable
> keys.

I would rather have split the keyboard into two halves which can be
placed further apart, or rotated to your satisfaction. The keyboard
is a bit too cramped for me, so I'll nevertheless experience mild
ulnar deviation. :-/

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