Monday, December 15 2008 @ 00:00 +0100
Emacs users often report problems caused by strain on the pinky finger that's used to press the Control key. The standard answer to that is to map Caps Lock to Control. I believe that there is a better way.
Note the placement of modifiers: Control, Meta, Super, Hyper on both sides of Space in this order, with Control being the closest to it. Touch typers especially find having two of each key absolutely essential and the symmetric placement appeals to me.
Also note the Rubout key, next to A where Caps Lock resides on modern keyboards. Rubout is like Backspace and is better to have on the home row than the most useless and annoying key in history.Read more