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A Kmonad-based 6-layer keyboard configuration

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No, I never use the not symbol. But since Kmonad/Chysalis/QMK all work by mapping keycodes, and for some reason ¬ exists on standard UK keyboards, it ends up being included (at least, in the case where the OS keyboard setting is UK).

There again, perhaps it's ¬ a bad idea if I did start to use it. I'm ¬ sure I'd use it that often, but there might be some circumstances. As long as I didn't tie myself in k¬s over it.

Apart from that, out of interest what symbols do you think are unintuitive?

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Oh man, do ¬ go there ∨ there will be hell to pay ∧ we'll all be sorry...

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I'm semi convinced, but not wholly convinced with those new symbol mappings. I need to think about it more and hope for a moment of clarity on the issue.. (that's quite a lot to hope for)

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It comes down to which set of symbols deserve higher priority:
1. the shifted number key symbols

£ $ % ^ &

2. the extra non-alphanumeric key symbols

# ~ \  | 

The original mapping prioritised the first set, the new mapping favours the second.

My thinking is that the second set are used more frequently (I use pipe and tilde quite a lot a but % and ^ are rarer for example) - that said symbol usage tends to vary considerably from user to user, so there's no harm in making adjustments.  Do post if that moment of clarity does manifest itself, I'm still open to interesting ideas!

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having thought about it some more, I do use the £, $ and % quite a lot, but I also need # and ~

so having both sets approx of equal value, I think I may as well stick with the original qwerty number row lay out just for the principle of not changing if unnecessary

I use ; and : a lot so home row good for those two

So in summary, I think I will stick rather than twist on the symbols.. juice not worth the squeeze for this particular mod from my personal perspective

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It's fair enough, people have a lot of variation in their symbol usage, so custom solutions are often the best. Since I've been using the new version, the main items I need from Symbols2 are $ and _. These are both on Sym2 home row though, so it's no biggie.

By the way, I have changed my primary thumb keys - I can't see myself ever going back to traditional boards now, so I am using the ones below T/G/M/N as my primary four, and aren't using the ones below S and E much. I also got different keycaps for those keys (with a slightly lower profile too, which works well for thumb keys!)  My Atreus now looks like this:


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