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dr-ant
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Dvorak users, how do you manage your shortcuts, like in vim?
I can't quit it anymore! 😜

I am too scared to remap everything.

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    can't you just set a separate rc file for that configuration?
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    @M1sf3t Yes I can but it's not just vim. There's too many of them.
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    @dr-ant that makes more sense now, think i missed the like the first time i read that
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    @M1sf3t cool cool cool no doubt.
    One more thing that's keeping me from remapping is that I'm still very raw with Dvorak (10wpm or less). Remapping now might not be a good idea because it'll create an inconsistency.
    Consider closing a tab in the browser. I press Ctrl+, (after remap) but my mind will think it's Ctrl+w. So when I actually want to press w, I'll inadvertently go for the qwerty position.
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    @dr-ant yea that makes sense, i was thinking specifically of remapping a few edit layer commands in vim. that was one of the things i first did when i tried learning
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    @M1sf3t yeah that'll be useful. Normal mode right now is a mess.
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    @M1sf3t I guess for things like scrolling in vim, I'm more likely to remember the key position than the key itself. Quite opposite in case of closing a tab.
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    @dr-ant haha yea my normal setup is somewhat custom, I tried lefthanded dvorak running that and my up and down where opposite sides of the keyboard and left and right were together but on the opposite sides of what they should have been
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    @dr-ant I just cheated and set a hot key to change my keyboard for stuff like that. but i'm only learning it to be lazy at the moment. I can reach my laptop keyboard with one hand a lot better than I can the one thats attached when I decide to sit back 😅
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    and you have now found that main reason Dvorak, or any other keyboard layout, will never catch on.

    as soon as i hit this i scraped learning/using it. unless a band of people get together and go through every open source project's keyboard binding to add alternatives - i'm out
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    Depends.
    Ctrl+x/c/v stay as-is. I don't care that the keys aren't adjacent.
    vim's hjkl - I never found that intuitive anyway, I use the arrow keys. If I had to, I'd probably remap those to chtn.
    A lot of software (including games) nowadays provides Dvorak mode.
    The rest gets remapped. E.g. wasd to .oeu, which is one column to the right so my index finger stays on the key with the nub.
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