While I wait for my Textblade, I’ve been using the emulator @wmertens created for Karabiner, which is just great and something I recommend to everyone here as a way of getting the learning curve out of the way. After a week, though, as I near the end of that curve, there’s still a sticking point that I can’t quite get past and am beginning to think the map might need tweaking:
The move-by-word keys are on the top row now (U and O) but my instinct tells me they should really be on the home row (where the move-by-character keys are now). Normally, when navigating, the first key I reach for on my Macbook is the Option Key, which lets me move by word and gets my cursor quickly to a given spot; only then I take my finger off the Option Key and fine tune the cursor placement with the arrow keys. When using the emulator, I find my fingers keep expecting the move-by-word keys to be at J and L and are always kind of surprised when they’re not.
I thought that after these five days or so, I’d get used to it, but so far I haven’t.
Obviously MultiMap will allow me to make this tweak easily, but I just wanted to poll the crowd here to see if others have felt the same way as they adjust to the keyboard and if, after a while, it begins to feel more natural.
TREGgers, what do you think?