S3rider - thanks for those good ideas.
New infrastructure does have enhanced SpaceBlade sensing foundation code which could be used for some of those features above.
Re - double tap, it’s possible to assign different meanings to sequential taps. One thing that’s important to preserve is a consistent feel and intuitive meaning across the different layers of functions.
So for example, double tap currently will produce a caps lock, and single tap a ‘tap shift’ single-use shift.
It would be good to harmonize the meaning of that tactile language so users have an intuitive feel for what each layer will do, even before reading about it.
It sounds like the main thing you’d like is additional, easy shortcuts to get modkeys. There are a few more opportunities to achieve your goal that have now become possible with the new infrastructure.
It’s surprising how much we all still depend on modkeys, even though phones don’t really use them anymore. But they really do matter for content creation and productivity work.
We’ll put some thought toward additional approaches to achieve your goal. We should definitely be able to equal or improve upon the ease of access compared with legacy devices.
The cool thing about creating more code space is there’s so many things you can do with it. The replies in this thread alone show how much latent demand there is for customization and enhanced capabilities. That won’t stop at general release, so we think this infrastructure effort was wise to tackle up front.