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TuxKey
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Jan 19, 2016
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can someone please explain to me what the difference is between this keyboard in regards to usage and ergonomic compared to the "Truly Ergonomic" keyboard? A while ago i got one and could not get use to the layout... So i had to return it..But this ErgoDox keyboard kind of tweaks my intrest.. https://www.trulyergonomic.com/store/truly-ergonomic-mechanical-keyboard-soft-tactile-kailh-cherry-mx-compatible-brown-keyswitches-227-english
Jan 19, 2016
Draxor
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Jan 19, 2016
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Ergodox utilizes thumb keys for delete, backspace and so on while the TEK does not
Jan 19, 2016
YYRR
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Jan 19, 2016
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I think the major difference is that the ergodox is programmable. You mentioned that for some keyboard you cannot get use to the layout. Well, for a programmable keyboard, you can define your own layout, whatever suits you the best. For example, the keyboard you refered to, (truly-ergo?), the function keys (F1 F2 and so on) are quite far away from your central hand position. It will take more energy and time to reach them. With a programmable keyboard, you can easily map them to the number keys (1 2 and so on) or other key positions you prefer by defining a new layer of keys. You can define a key to activate this layer. let call it Fn, at one of the thumb keys. Then, instead of reaching out for F1 on a normal keyboard ( you probably need to use your eyes to locate also), you can easily press Fn + 1 without reaching out or eye-guiding. As a programmer, I would really enjoy the possibility of mapping the symbols such as (, <, {, $, ~ and so on to more convenient locations.
Jan 19, 2016
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