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Switch to Colemak Keyboard Layout [Avoid RSI][50% Less movement]

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Keypoints:

50% faster than QWERTY
Ergonomic (Stop RSI)
Easy to learn (Similar to qwerty)

Introduction

The QWERTY layout was designed in the 19th century. Colemak is a modern alternative to the QWERTY and Dvorak layouts. It is designed for efficient and ergonomic touch typing in English.
Learning Colemak is a one-time investment that will allow you to enjoy faster and pain-free typing for the rest of your life. Colemak is now the 3rd most popular keyboard layout for touch typing in English, after QWERTY and Dvorak.

Why Colemak?

Qwerty was originally designed with the sole purpose of slowing down the typist so that typewriters would jam less and not need to be repaired as often. Is this what you're currently using on your computer? Sad, isn't it? Well, Colemak was designed to be easy to learn, balance typing between hands, and keep familiar shortcut keys like X, C and V in place to keep cut and paste easy.

Ergonomic and comfortable – Your fingers on QWERTY move 2.2x more than on Colemak. QWERTY has 16x more same hand row jumping than Colemak. There are 35x more words you can type using only the home row on Colemak.
Easy to learn – Allows easy transition from QWERTY. Only 2 keys move between hands. Many common shortcuts (including Ctrl+Z/X/C/V) remain the same. Typing lessons available.
Fast – Most of the typing is done on the strongest and fastest fingers. Low same-finger ratio.
Multilingual – Allows to type in over 40 languages and to type various symbols, e.g. "pâté", "mañana", €, em-dash, non-breaking space.
Free – Free software released under the public domain. You don't have to buy a new keyboard, just install a program.

Key Differences:



Comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H6L2mfpTT8

Setup\Installation

Go to wiki link bellow i recommend the portable version. It's a program that sits in the background and overrules your keyboard while running.

Wiki\Downloads: http://colemak.com


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Typed with Colemak.


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I ain't learning new shit.
It's silly, unless your job requires some super saanic typing.




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I ain't learning new shit.
It's silly, unless your job requires some super saanic typing.

It's better for hand\arm health, is more efficient and faster.


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I ain't learning new shit.
It's silly, unless your job requires some super saanic typing.

It's better for hand\arm health, is more efficient and faster.
Let's see in ten years if it'll get used and taught in schools.




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I ain't learning new shit.
It's silly, unless your job requires some super saanic typing.

It's better for hand\arm health, is more efficient and faster.
Let's see in ten years if it'll get used and taught in schools.

let's see if any other actually useful things will be taught in schools...

oh wait

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I can already type at 135 words a minute with qwerty. Why bother learning colemak.



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