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Discussion on: Setting up a .NET Development Machine in 2020

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Bjarte Aune Olsen

Not specifically for coding, but I need Ditto and AutoHotkey as well.

Ditto is a clipboard manager, for all the times you need to copy more than a single string.

AutoHotkey I have set up to have hotkeys for some special characters, like {} and [], that are cumbersome to type on my Norwegian keyboard layout.

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danstur

Why don't you use a different keyboard layout when coding? I'd go insane if I had to program with a German keyboard layout.

It's trivial to set up multiple keyboard layouts under Windows and you can switch between them with a single keyboard shortcut. I'm sure similar things work for Mac and Linux too.

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Bjarte Aune Olsen

Yes, that's probably an easier solution, as it requries less setup.

I have tried coding using US keyboard layout a few times, but I have given up every time, because it requires that I re-learn the location of all special characters on the keyboard. It doesn't seem to be worth the effort, but probably would have been if I had done that from the beginning of my coding career.