Add optimized keyboard layout

Nathan Skirrow shared this idea 5 months ago
Under Consideration

According to a very old What'sApp post on the Android group, (when defending WRIO from someone who said it looked like QWERTY) Janis said, 'Well it doesn't have three rows and ten columns. But you're right, the letters have been arranged similarly. Actually, we played around with other "better" layouts. But the problem is that you only can get around than 10% faster in theory and it's much more difficult to learn. So no real advantage there. And: Every language has it's own "perfect" letter placement so it's even more difficult to learn.' Could we have this 'perfect' letter arrangement, as an option? Even if it doesn't help you to type faster, it would still be fun to re-learn it. Fix the bugs first, get the UI done, do all of the other, more important things. But you've added one different layout with the Polish QWERTZUIOP. Add this 'perfect' mode as an option.

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Hi Nathan, thanks for your post. I'll slightly rename it for others to vote on. Best, David

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Thank you very much. When is this customisability ('We'll merge this with customizability of the keyboard!') coming? And why does it need voting? Does voting prioritise it, or decide if it happens?

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Yes, that would be good for people like me. I'm not all about being faster, but my thumbs are too big for most keyboards, and I don't want to switch to an insecure one like google or so.

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This would primarily make it faster, but the reason it hasn't yet been added is that it would be another configuration option, and it would make the keyboard harder to learn. I think that now that we've got the new interface and the Smart Bar, it would be good to have it, even as something to learn.

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