Xah's Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Layouts

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

this page shows some of my customized layouts of the Truly Ergonomic Keyboard. 〔➤see Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Review

Model 209 Default Layout, 2012

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Truly Ergonomic keyboard, model 209, standard layout, from year 2012.

Xah Fly Keys Layout, 2017

see xah-fly-keys with Truly Ergonomic Keyboard

ergoemacs-mode Layout, Dvorak

This one is designed for emacs using ErgoEmacs Keybinding.

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Truly Ergonomic Keyboard, model 209, Xah layout №90785 (Dvorak), for ergoemacs-mode. https://ergoemacs.github.io/

Note the Alt keys, one for each hand.

the {F15, F16} is designed for some most frequently used commands. For example, switch to emacs, browser, last app/window, or prev/next tab, or switch command/insert mode, or copy and paste.

Note: some keys on the picture isn't what i intended, but i didn't have time to redo.

Download №90785 (some keys may not be the same as in the picture on this page.) (Thanks to LuminousMonkey)

For Mac OS X, QWERTY, for Other People to Use

the one is designed for people who need to type QWERTY on my keyboard and for Mac OS X.

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Truly Ergonomic Keyboard, model 209, Xah layout №44311 (QWERTY). Download №44311

The ⌘ command key is the key labeled LGUI.

the {F13, F14} is designed for some most frequently used commands. For example, switch to browser, switch to previous window/app, switch to previous/next tab, copy and paste, to be mapped via OS.

(some keys may not be the same as in the picture on this page.) (Thanks to LuminousMonkey)

Menu Key Problem on Mac Os X

On Mac, PC keyboard's ▤ Menu will type 【Ctrl+p】 instead.

You can fix it OS-wide by using PCKeyboardHack. See: Mac: Key Remapping, Keybinding Tools.

You can fix it in emacs by:

(define-key key-translation-map (kbd "C-p") (kbd "<menu>")) ; Mac OS X don't do menu/app key. or use PCKeyboardHack http://xahlee.info/kbd/Mac_OS_X_keymapping_keybinding_tools.html