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DreymaR's Big Bag of Keyboard Tricks (Linux/XKB files included)!

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@DreymaR Ok, I solved it all by removing the actions of my custom keys in xkb/symbols/extend (replacing them by NoAction()).

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Well, in that case I guess you could've just commented out those keys altogether? But it's nice that you got it to work, grats with that!

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Hi everyone, I've read through the instructions and I'm lost with the combination for setting my preferred colemak layout, can someone post a setxkbmap command for it? I'd really appericate it! mod_dh_keyb_ansi_wide.png

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shay said:

I've read through the instructions and I'm lost with the combination for setting my preferred colemak layout...

Hi! What you have there is an ANSI-CurlAngle(Z)Wide(/) Colemak, but with SteveP's preferred placement of 6 vs =. In my opinion using the right hand on the 6 key is wrong for standard row-staggered boards since the distance from the home position is greater for the right hand and the physical middle of the board is between the 6 and 7 keys so to speak. So I haven't implemented the 6-to-the-right Wide option everywhere.

$> ./setxkb.sh 4cw

This command activates my version of ANSI-CAW[eD]. See the setxkb help text to make it permanent by adding a line to your ~/.bashrc file. If you want the swapped 6 and = keys you may edit the symbols/colemak file to achieve this by swapping the key codes for those keys (it'll affect all Colemak[eD] layouts but that may be okay?). Look around in there and see if you can figure out how.

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