plover Tag

5 Articles



cursors

25 Nov 2020

projects: steno
tags: qmk plover

I just realized: using alt to mouse-select multiple cursors in VS Code does not trigger the OSL to fall back. Is that a task I do with the dictionary instead? No, dictionary can’t help there. HMM! Perhaps a key on the symbol layer that does a TO(BASE). yup, that works! I’ve also printed out some cheat-sheets, and now I guess nothing is stopping me from developing some muscle memory… I’ve started a tiny bit of coding with steno.Read More...


found

20 Nov 2020

projects: steno
tags: plover qmk

I adopted a nav/command dictionary that I found on the internet. I have by now also read the section in Learn Plover! about dictionaries, so I feel well-equipped to start tabbing my way around. The only real trouble is (on a Windows machine) I keep this repo checked-out to a directory in WSL2, which is not (easily) accessible from Windows, where I’ve installed Plover. Whoops. Ok, I realized (again) that this will not solve all my nav use cases.Read More...


qmk_firmware

19 Nov 2020

projects: steno
tags: plover qmk

Today I updated my qmk_firmware repo [now deleted] to match what Jane has on their side. I tried a PR, but that got really mucky with a changed file and a changed submodule, so I backed out, saved patches of my commits, and completely remade my fork. It turns out the changed file also hit my new fork (wtf?), but the patches applied just fine. Last night I read about dictionaries, and how Learn Plover!Read More...


plover v4.0.0

15 Nov 2020

projects: steno
tags: plover

Upgraded to Plover v4.0.0. When they say “back up your plover.cfg” that file is in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\plover\plover\. Wondering if there’s a way to stay accountable for daily activity without bloating this journal file.


journaling

14 Nov 2020

projects: steno
tags: plover

journaling with steno now! ok back to qwerty. that took a few minutes, but I’m having fun learning about the control mechanisms (to insert a space or not, to capitalize or not), as well as punctuation and positioning chords. I’d like to try to find a testimonial about Plover’s “space placement” option (before or after chord output). I feel like that option may (a) have a medium-to-large impact on the workflow for coding vs prose, and (b) be really hard to retrain later.Read More...