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    switch to Colemak mod dh wide was worth it

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    Almost a year ago (July), I did my homework/research to find the best, not just a better layout than qwerty (that's easy), I was lucky to get it right first time with Colemak mod dh wide.
    before, I never passed 60WPM with qwerty,
    my typing speed recovered to my qwerty average in less than 5 months (first two higher learning speed), I just worked, rarely had the conscious training session to focus on fixing bad touch typing habits etc.,
    later past that even more rarely,
    my typing speed improved almost naturally.
    here's a result for a typing test I did on the 20th.
    cxasrzw.png

    Last edited by wesam (25-Jun-2018 19:49:33)
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    How did I forget to thank DreymaR and Stevep99..
    as they were who replied to my only 2 posts,
    and I use their AHK scripts for the extend layer and KLC file (I modified) for the layout.

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    Glad you're happy with your layout!

    When you use Colemak-DH you're using both the Curl and Angle mods, and with wide you have the whole Colemak-CAW! So if you want a more awesomer name for it, there it is. ;-)

    Last edited by DreymaR (25-Jun-2018 20:40:45)

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    wesam said:

    Almost a year ago (July), I did my homework/research to find the best, not just a better layout than qwerty (that's easy), I was lucky to get it right first time with Colemak mod dh wide.
    before, I never passed 60WPM with qwerty,
    my typing speed recovered to my qwerty average in less than 5 months (first two higher learning speed), I just worked, rarely had the conscious training session to focus on fixing bad touch typing habits etc.,
    later past that even more rarely,
    my typing speed improved almost naturally.

    You seem to have started a little before me, and going for the same layout as well ;) Great choices :p I'm really content as well, I actually feel it the most when I'm typing on a laptop keyboard, it's by no means feeling as cramped anymore, and just that's a great win for the times that I have to use the laptop keyboard.

    Good work on your speed! I'm slowly gaining, but I mostly get ~70WPM, so you're quite a bit ahead, keep on going and focus on accuracy and you'll smash that again in a couple of months! I guarantee you :)

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    wesam said:

    Almost a year ago (July), I did my homework/research to find the best, not just a better layout than qwerty (that's easy), I was lucky to get it right first time with Colemak mod dh wide.
    before, I never passed 60WPM with qwerty,
    my typing speed recovered to my qwerty average in less than 5 months (first two higher learning speed), I just worked, rarely had the conscious training session to focus on fixing bad touch typing habits etc.,
    later past that even more rarely,
    my typing speed improved almost naturally.
    here's a result for a typing test I did on the 20th.
    https://i.imgur.com/cxasrzw.png

    Congrats on the speed - and on the layout choice of course :-P
    My best is also around 80, so have reached about the same speed as me.

    Last edited by stevep99 (26-Jun-2018 17:36:45)

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

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