Colemak Keyboard Layout Craft Project

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You can do it too! All you need is some printer paper, cardstock, glue, and a willingness to drive yourself mad for a month or two. Try it, it’s fun!

In other words, yep, I’m learning how to type with the Colemak keyboard layout.

6 responses to “Colemak Keyboard Layout Craft Project”

  1. Matt Wiebe says:

    Interesting, hadn’t heard of Colemak before. A quick Google reveals that it’s easier to transition to than Dvorak. Thinking about trying this too.

  2. Blake Watson says:

    I have to type on an onscreen keyboard and I finally switched to a keyboard layout designed for single-digit entry, called Chubon. I too hadn’t heard of Colemak. Good luck making the switch. I found that playing various typing games helped my reflexes initially.

  3. Ian Stewart says:

    The more I look at this keyboard layout the more I want to refer to it by a QWERTY-like name — only, using the home row — and call it ARST. As, in I’m going to learn that ARST keyboard layout. That said, I still intend to give it a serious go. 🙂

  4. Martin Remy says:

    Nice! I’m on the Colemak bus, too! Started on Friday by putting stickers on the 18 keys that are different from qwerty and printing out a layout. I was on my second attempt to learn Dvorak last week, but couldn’t stand the world of pain that opened up, especially in stuff like vi.

  5. […] attempt to learn to type with Dvorak last year, but it didn’t take. When I saw that Ian was learning Colemak, I decided to dive in as well. I first made a Mac-style Colemak layout so that I’d have […]

  6. […] see­ing that Ian’s learn­ing Cole­mak, I decid­ed to go for it too. Cole­mak is eas­i­er to switch to than Dvo­rak, and pos­si­bly […]

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