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    • Started by stevep99
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    I thought it might be interesting to conduct a survey of the forum's users, to see what people are currently using, hardware, software, and layout-wise.

    If you're willing to take part, just post your answers below regarding your current primary setup. For clarity, I suggest posting one reply only in this thread - if it leads to discussions these could go in another thread.

    Hardware:

    Keyboard model:  ANSI | ISO | matrix/ortholinear | other...
    Split:  no | yes

    Layout:

    Main layout:  Colemak (vanilla) | Mod-DH/Curl-DH | Dvorak | Qwerty | other...
    Extend:  no | yes (which key assigned?)
    Wide mod:  no | yes
    Other Customizations (specify):
    Time since switch from Qwerty:
    Typical WPM on current layout:

    Software:

    OS:  Windows | Mac | Linux
    Layout implementation:  XKB | AutoHotKey | PKL | other...

    Last edited by stevep99 (12-May-2018 17:57:47)

    Using Colemak Mod-DH with some additional ergonomic keyboard mods.

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    Here's mine:

    Hardware:

    Keyboard model:  ISO
    Split:  yes

    Layout:

    Main layout:  Mod-DH/Curl-DH
    Extend:  yes (via LeftAlt)
    Wide mod:  no
    Other Customizations (specify):  Custom AltGr layer; thumb-shift
    Time since switch from Qwerty:  4 years
    Typical WPM on current layout:  70 wpm (10fastfingers)

    Software:

    OS:  Linux (mainly), Windows (occasionally)
    Layout implementation:  XKB (DreymaR's), AutoHotKey

    Last edited by stevep99 (12-May-2018 17:59:17)

    Using Colemak Mod-DH with some additional ergonomic keyboard mods.

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    Hardware:
    Ortholinear keyboard in custom layout (called the Space Oddity affectionately).
    Closest to ANSI.
    Split: No.

    Layout:
    Vanilla Colemak, 3 layers of things that are useful for my every day.
    Extend: Sorta?
    Wide mod:  No.
    Other Customizations (specify):  Left thumb Control, Layers, Dual-role keys, Macros, Hyper keys, Mouse control, Numpad, Oneshot Shift.
    Time since switch from Qwerty:  2 months.
    Typical WPM on current layout:  Varies by text, new text usually 76-82 WPM. Familiar text 92-120 WPM.


    Software:
    OS:  Windows at work and when I really feel like it, GNU/Linux mostly for the last decade or so.
    Layout implementation:  QMK, Kinesis SmartSet, AutoHotKey sometimes used for extras.

    Last edited by azuvix (13-May-2018 18:21:56)
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    Keyboard model:  US Apple style keyboards
    Layout: Colemak (macOS system layout)
    Caps lock remap: no
    Mods: none
    Time since QwertyColemak: ~4 years
    WPM: 110 average (90 - 130 range; typeracer)

    Last edited by Zorg (12-May-2018 18:29:11)
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    Hardware

    Keyboard model: ANSI
    Split: no

    Layout

    Main layout: standard Colemak
    Extend: no
    Wide mod: no
    Other customizations: Rulemak
    Time since switch from Qwerty: 10 years (Feb 2008)
    Typical WPM on current layout: 80-100

    Software

    OS: NetBSD and Linux (home), Windows (work)
    Layout implementation: XKB (home), PKL (work)

    Mobile

    Android with MessagEase

    (links are to forum topics)

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    Hardware:

    Keyboard model: Programmable ortholinear (Let's Split,Planck) and columnar staggered (ErgoDox, ErgoTravel)
    Split:  yes, sure thing! (except Planck)

    Layout:

    Main layout:  Mod-DH
    Extend:  yes (programmed in layer, called by Lower as it is at Planck's standard layout)
    Wide mod:  kind of yes, keep keyboard's halves 5-6 inches apart (except Planck again)
    Other Customizations (specify):  Two-three custom layers; thumb-shift, thumb-anything; one-shot modifiers, dual-purpose keys (modifier when hold, key when tap,or one key at one tap, other key at two taps, may add three if needed), Ctrl shotcuts on one keypress, the list keeps growing.
    Time since switch from Qwerty:  2 years
    Typical WPM on current layout:  45-55 wpm (I'm not fast, but I was a way slower before switch)

    Software:

    OS:  Windows (mainly),  Linux (occasionally)
    Layout implementation:  Programmable keyboards, used to use PKL

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    Hardware:

    Keyboard model:  Macbook Pro, Kinesis Edge
    Split:  no, yes

    Layout:

    Main layout:  Colemak (vanilla)
    Extend:  no
    Wide mod:  no
    Other Customizations (specify): Caps lock is control as god intended
    Time since switch from Qwerty:  5 weeks
    Typical WPM on current layout: 70wpm on type racer

    Software:

    OS: OSX
    Layout implementation: os x default colemak layout

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    I'm beginning to think there's a correlation between willingness to try Colemak and use of operating systems other than Windows. ;)

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    Hardware

    ISO non-split scissorswitch keyboard.

    Layout

    Mod-DH/Curl-DH

    Extend on Caps

    Wide mod

    The time is rather on and off for me, used colemak for 3 years, then had to switch back for work, and I'm no closing in on half a year back.

    Current speed is ~70 WPM

    Software:

    Linux at home, Windows at work.

    I'm using XKB at home with dreymar's scripts and PKL at work.

    'm beginning to think there's a correlation between willingness to try Colemak and use of operating systems other than Windows. ;)

    Yeah, willingness to test something out is probably not just limited to the keyboard layout ;)

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    Hardware:

    Keyboard model:  ISO all the way.
    Unicomp "IBM Model M" Spacesaver, and ThinkPad scissor/chiclet laptop board. The latter, sadly, gets most use.

    Layout:

    Main layout:  Colemak-DH/Curl
    Extend:  Yes (Caps switch)
    Wide mod:  Yes
    Other Customizations: Colemak[eD] (edition DreymaR) AltGr mappings and dead keys
    In sum: Colemak-CAW[eD]
    Time since switch from Qwerty: Switched from Dvorak in 2007
    Typical WPM on current layout: 65–75

    Software:

    Platform:  Windows | Linux | TMK(USB-2-USB)
    Layout implementation:  XKB (eD) | PKL_eD | TMK (eD) | MSKLC (eD)

    Last edited by DreymaR (07-Jun-2018 08:33:02)

    *** Learn Colemak in 2–5 steps with Tarmak! ***
    *** Check out my Big Bag of Keyboard Tricks for Win/Linux/TMK... ***

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    Hardware:
    until recently Pok3r ISO layout, UK variant, now the keyboard on the ThinkPad T450
    Keyboard model: ISO
    Split: no

    Layout:
    Main layout: Mod-DH/Curl-DH
    Extend: no
    Wide mod: no
    Other Customizations (specify): BKSP on Caps Lock
    Time since switch from Qwerty: Three and a half months
    Typical WPM on current layout:80

    Software:
    OS: Windows
    Layout implementation: MKLC

    New? Join the Colemak Discord Server! Have a chat!

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    Hardware:
    Satan GH 60 keyboard 5• aluminium case (cherry mx brown) and CM storm quick fire rapid(cherry mx blue).


    Keyboard model:  ANSI
    Split:  not

    Layout:

    Main layout:  Colemak (vanilla)
    Extend:  no
    Wide mod:  no
    Other Customizations (specify):
    Time since switch from Qwerty: 7 months
    Typical WPM on current layout: 70-80wpm


    OS:  Mac | Linux

    Last edited by abhixec (14-May-2018 19:29:34)
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    Hardware:
    dactyl variant (home made) with gateron brown switches

    Layout:
    Vanilla colemak with thumb clusters.
    Time since switched from qwerty, 6 months.
    Typical WPM  60 wpm on keybr.com and slowly getting faster.

    Software:
    OS: GNU/Linux (debian)
    favourite editor: emacs

    Last edited by kie (06-Jun-2018 19:49:17)
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    Oooh, a fellow Emacs user, and one who recognizes why "GNU/Linux" is used. I'm on Slackware these days. Glad you added your own response option. :)

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    Hardware: Custom 60% mechanical keyboard with QMK firmware

    Keyboard model:  ISO with 2 row Enter, and pipe button to left of 'z'
    Split:  no

    Layout:

    Main layout:  Colemak (vanilla)
    Extend:  yes (with CapsLock - tap to Backspace, hold to Extend)
    Wide mod:  no
    Time since switch from Qwerty: 2 months
    Typical WPM on current layout: 34 WPM on typingcat.com 3 minute test

    OS:   Linux
    Layout implementation:  QMK Firmware with Extend layer copying Dreymar's Big Bag of tricks.

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    Hardware:

    Keyboard model: Columnar Staggered (Iris from keeb.io)
    Split:  yes

    Layout:

    Main layout:  Mod-DH
    Extend:  Somewhat, I have my own layers set up under thumb keys.
    Wide mod:  Split keyboard
    Other Customizations (specify): Ctrl, One Shot Shift and Extend on thumb keys
    Time since switch from Qwerty: Over a year
    Typical WPM on current layout: 100-110 (keyhero) 120-130 (10fastfingers)

    Software:

    OS:  Windows
    Layout implementation:  Programmable Keyboard

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