Re: [atreus] F-key row
- Aj Christensen
- 2015-01-04 @ 05:02
I hadn't thought about a dedicated WASD left-hand-side layout + F-keys
RHS layout as well, which could totally be viable. I don't usually run
with a numpad as I have one on my mouse.
On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 5:21 PM, Phil Hagelberg <email@example.com> wrote:
> AJ Christensen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I don't think that fn+L2+Fx (3~key strokes, blocks lower layer
>> keystrokes) is going to be usable, for this case. I may need to build
>> a custom left-hand-side mechanical gaming system. :D
> If you want a board specifically for gaming, you could just replace all
> the punctuation on the left-side's fn layer with function keys,
> yeah. That should be a pretty straightforward layout modification.
> You could even have a layout that acts like normal until you switch it
> to "gaming mode" where fn brings you to this num+function layer. I use a
> similar trick in the "multidvorak" layout:
> I use it to allow me to switch to hardware dvorak when using someone
> else's machine, but the same principle could be applied for function
> keys. Let me know if that makes sense.
> If you want function keys without fn+esc in a way that doesn't get rid
> of the punctuation, that's a bit more tricky. I have an idea that since
> you never need shift for anything on the fn layer, you could use
> fn+shift together to momentarily drop to l2 until you let go of the
> modifiers. I haven't gotten around to implementing this, but it should
> be doable, though a bit more work than just writing a new layout.