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Whats the difference between the MIT and GRID layouts?
Basically 2u spacebar vs two 1u split spacebar
Aha, so im guessing the MIT would be the 2u spacebar?
I edited this humble image so you can imagine what they are more easily.
The only difference between them is the size of the space key.
Grid needs 48 switches and 48 1u keycaps, but MIT needs 47 switches, 46 1u keycaps and 1 2u keycap.
Actually I've been using both layouts with my Planck and Preonic,
they have pros and cons.
For example if you use GRID layout,
you can customize one of 2 space keys for doing some other job.
On the other hand, people usually tend to press the middle of the space key,
you can have discomfort when using the 1u size space key.
One image cannot explain the whole thing so I add this comment.
Now im thinking how id like to be able to customise the second space key.
decisions decision... :)
one advantage of the Grid layout is that you can move the Return key down to the place where the space key was. This way you can have two shift keys. The two thumbs don't mind doing either shift or return, you can learn that pretty fast.
Can you put shift on the far right? I have a very strange typing style that requires shift to be on the right, left shift is completely useless. Probably if I could put shift on the lower right corner and then swap the arrow keys and ctrl/alt/super that would be best for me.
You can configure it any way you want