Myself I can't, I use one of them as a layer switch for a layer with media
keys, f keys and similar rarely used stuff. The other one is unused.
On Sun, Aug 2, 2020, 19:29 Tyler Smith <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ok, that's about what I expected. Even on yhe Keyboardio, I can only
confidently hit 3 of the 4 thumb keys, and find it's better to unbind the
4th key rather than deal with occasional mispresses.
What finger/thumb do you use on the new central keys on the Atreus? They
look too high for thumb keys, can you reach them with your first finger?
On Sun, Aug 2, 2020, at 3:40 AM, Oscar Carlson wrote:
I can't hit more than two of the thumb keys without moving my hands. I use
my ergodox with two 2u keys, and the closest 2u key is dual purpose,
pressing is either space or backspace, and holding is layer shifting. If I
hold both layer shift keys I'm shifted to a third layer which is pretty
I have the astar version of atreus, and since my alphabet 29 symbols long
I had to get a bit creative with my layout. Dual purpose keys are the best!
Tyler Smith <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev: (1 augusti 2020 22:38:26 CEST)
I'm curious about the ergodox thumb cluster. I have a regular Atreus, and
find I can comfortably hit three keys with each thumb - the 'backspace'
key, the center 'control' key, and the shift key immediately outside the
backspace key. I've also got a Keyboardio and an X-bow, and have settled on
a keymap that uses the thumb for these three keys (or whatever is closest
to those locations) on each.
How do you hit all those different thumb keys on the ergodox? It looks
like there are at least six keys for each thumb, that sure looks awkward? I
know a lot of people really like it, but I can't visualize how you use it.
On Sat, Aug 1, 2020, at 3:53 PM, John Gabriele wrote:
On Sat, Aug 1, 2020, at 2:08 AM, Oscar Carlson wrote:
The kickstart variant of the Atreus has an additional thumb key included,
but if you want more than that, maybe you should take a look at the Ergodox
Oooh. I think Kinesis as Ergodox have got that thumb key configuration
right. Though, the split design means I can't easily put in on my lap. :)