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Re: special keyboard, ctrl below spacebar

From: Malte Spiess
Subject: Re: special keyboard, ctrl below spacebar
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 10:25:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

"Florian Kaufmann" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello
> Since I moved Ctrl to Caps Lock on my 'US windows' keyboard, I am
> wondering how I still could improve accessibility to modifier keys as
> ctrl, meta, shift (, hyper, super). I thought it would be great to have
> 2 of these left and right to the middle below the space bar. With the
> left pinkie and the two thumbs the modifiers would be reachable very
> easy, and while pressing any of these modifiers you still could reach
> easily almost any other key with the other fingers. A similar idea
> would also be to make the space bar much shorter, and place the two new
> keys at the side of the now shorter space bar. The new keys would be
> reachable more easily than alt is now beside the long space bar. Now I
> wonder if such keyboards already exist, or if somebody knows how I
> could alter an existing keyboard and make the two additional keys
> myself. I googled a bit, but didn't found anything. Any ideas?

I use a Contoured keyboard by Kinesis:

> Greetings
> Flo



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