25 Nov 2020
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...
23 Nov 2020
A few things I noticed in practice tonight
tapping the OSL key doesn’t let me alt-tab with impunity, but holding it does.
my custom nav layer doesn’t support select-all, cut, copy, paste, undo, or redo. I wonder again if I should record the number of times I use a feature in a day, and put those at the front and center.
oh, also ctrl-backspace (or alt-bsp and cmd-bsp on mac).Read More...
22 Nov 2020
Last night / this morning I read a lot about how QMK works with layers. Then I worked up keymaps for both the Butterstick and the Georgi!
The first milestone is complete: I can successfully alt-tab any number of times!
make the nav layer key (and fn layer key) momentary-layers (like OSL, but that didn’t seem to work immediately).
OSL(layer) - momentarily activates layer until the next key is pressed.Read More...
20 Nov 2020
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...
19 Nov 2020
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...