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gpynes • Edited

Home row arrow keys, hands down.

An old colleague changed my life by turning me onto having home row arrow keys. You can achieve this pretty simply by remapping caps lock to something like fn or ctrl and then setting a macro so when that is held the ijkl keys they become arrow keys. This has made my productivity with a keyboard skyrocket! It works for all aspects of the your OS and you don't need to learn crazy new key combos or anything, just get used to not moving your right hand.

This app helps remap the keyboard for this:
github.com/tekezo/Karabiner-Elements

Feel free to reach out if you want my settings file for how to remap :)

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