MiniGuru Keyboard Makes Typing Quicker By Keeping Your Fingers On The Home Row

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The MiniGuru keyboard has three layers of functions designed to keep your fingers on the home row. Theoretically, that means you could type more efficiently. It would also mean a major overhaul to your typing technique.

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Special modifier keys can be held down with a free thumb, allowing the user to cycle through layers of programmable key functionality. For example: hold down the modifier and J, K, L and ; can become arrow keys. There is also a mouse pointer in the center of the board if you choose to take this whole home key thing to the limit.

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Again, the options for the keyboard are highly customizable, with changes saving to the firmware—but it's going to take a lot of convincing when this thing comes out at the end of the year. I'm set in my typing ways dammit. Don't try and change me. [Guru Board via ZDNet]

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TheLostVikings
TheLostVikings

Step 1:

Download the free program AutoHotkey

Step 2:

Repurpose any number of keys of your choice to act as modifiers

Step 3:

PROFIT!

Seriously, how many times have any of you actually used the "Right Click" Key?

Personally I've never used the right hand side Shift/Win/Ctrl Keys either, so that's 4 keys right there that can be repurposed as modifiers.

You can even gain a fifth modifier by reprogramming Caps Lock... it's like getting two birds with one stone!