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Ultimate Keyboard Setup: Ergodox EZ and Keyboard Maestro
part of this.
Ergodox EZ Setup
- Raf's Ultimate Keyboard Layout v26.1 (updated 07/30/2022)
- You can use the configurator to create your own configuration or customize someone else’s.
Layer 0: The Normal Keyboard ⌨️
You can see here the links to the other layers. Said links are almost always placed on the home row such that as many chords as possible can be reached with minimal movement.
How to think about row prioritization:
- Best: Home row
- Next best: row just above home row
- Worse: row just below home row
- Worst: everything else
Layer 1: Mouse Control 🐭
Layer 2: Quick Cursor Control
Layer 3: Tabbing and Un-Tabbing
Layer 4: App Switching
This layer connects to
in a very important way. See below.
Layer 5: Special Characters
These are especially useful for writing code.
Layer 6: Keyboard Shine Features (optional) ✨
Layer 7: More Special Characters & Function Keys
These are organized based on letter. a → @, s → *, h → #, etc., and they allow you to access the most important special characters without straying far from the home row. The function keys (F1-F20) are all far from the home row because they are used very rarely!