Jaymos wrote: ↑Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:14 pmThe presumption is that we all like Layout 1, as we haven't heard complaints on Layout 1 for a while. The challenge is,
Is Layout 1 is the ultimate keyboard according to my goals? Or is the challenger more practical.
LEFT is LAYOUT 1
RIGHT is the challenger LAYOUT 1A
Thoughts? I quite like the challenger.
If the intent is to group as many like-minded FN's and Menus together ... as much as possible ... then it makes total sense to head in the direction of the challenger 1A. I think it very practical to send as many of the 'utility' fellows over to their corner, to hang out together.
Humour aside, while there may be those who observe this torment as nothing more than being mired in minutia ... it is not at all. Intelligent forethought is key to the efficient and smooth operation of any system worth its weight. Whole professions ... sciences ... have come into existence to address the interaction of man and machine. Take cockpit design in the aviation world where the avionics interface and human factor design are crucial fields of endeavor.
(At the risk of 'me too ...' )