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    Game involving rapidly switching layouts?

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    I'm quite sure I've seen a game mentioned here before where you have to zap things by hitting the right keys / key sequences quickly, but where you have to do that while also rapidly switching between Colemak and QWERTY.

    I've searched the forum but haven't found it again.  Can anybody point it out?

    I want to get better at switching!

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    Hmmm, never heard of such a thing. And I'm the forum ent.  ( のvの) c[_]

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    DreymaR said:

    Hmmm, never heard of such a thing. And I'm the forum ent.  ( のvの) c[_]

    :-|

    How about other software that trains you on that?  Maybe it's not about zapping things specifically...

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    Ah, this must have been it:

    https://tobico.net/games/layout-swapper/

    I have to switch my keyboard into QWERTY mode to play it, but I have that set up now so it's easy :-)  Unlike playing the game, which for me right now is basically impossible.  Which means plenty of room for improvement!

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    colemux said:

    I have to switch my keyboard into QWERTY mode to play it, but I have that set up now so it's easy :-)  Unlike playing the game, which for me right now is basically impossible.  Which means plenty of room for improvement!

    I now recall that the reason it's impossible for me right now is that I can't type in QWERTY at all on an ortholinear/columnar keyboard (and I can't really type in Colemak on a staggered layout keyboard either).  I briefly learned it and got good quite quickly, but that was a year ago!

    So since I'll likely be switching between Colemak + ortholinear and QWERTY + staggered, I'm not totally sure I'm prepared to put in the work for this game, even though I can see it'd probably get me there in the end.  I bet the intermediate phases of learning that way will just have me more confused for a time at the least.

    Maybe I should just play it with two keyboards side-by-side!?

    OK, I just played it that way, I think it's doable, but of course because of my new weird Colemak layout with F and Q swapped, I'll have to make a new layout on the ortholinear that's QWERTY with F and Q swapped, for typing in Colemak! (don't think about that too hard, it makes sense I promise)
    Edit: ah, no that's Q and E "of course" that I needed to swap

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