Colemak keyboard layout by Shai

Submitted by ShaiShai

Colemak is a keyboard layout that allows to type faster, ergonomically and comfortably using your existing keyboard.

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Colemak is a modern alternative to the QWERTY and Dvorak layouts. It is designed for efficient and ergonomic touch typing in English.

  • Colemak gets rid of the Caps Lock, and replaces it with Backspace. You no longer need to move your hand off the home position just to correct errors. This alone saves about 15%-20% of total finger movement.
  • Colemak places the 10 most frequent letters of English on the home row.
  • Colemak has been designed to be easy to learn for existing QWERTY typists. Most of the keys remain in their QWERTY positions.
  • Colemak takes into account many ergonomic factors: finger distance, finger balance, finger strength, hand alternation, uncomfortable finger combos, etc.
  • It can work with all standard keyboards, including laptops. It is available for Windows/Linux/Mac and many more operating systems.

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