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As much as I love the [[https://happyhackingkb.com][HHKB]], having to use the function layer constantly via my right pinky is finally causing some discomfort in my hand. I may go back to the stock Apple keyboard or maybe the Realforce R2 that's in storage. See also: [[https://archive.baty.net/2020/can-realforce-replace-hhkb/][Can the Realforce R2 keyboard replace the HHKB?]]

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A nice attribute of [[https://reflect.app][Reflect.app]] is that the devs are in no way focused on collaborative features. This is a good thing. I don't need or want other people in my notes.
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I've been using the Happy Hacking Professional 2 Keyboard [[https://archive.baty.net/2018/the-happy-hacking-keyboard-professional-2/][since 2018]]. After a long search and [[https://archive.baty.net/2019/ill-be-sticking-with-the-hhkb/][many]]  different [[https://archive.baty.net/2020/can-realforce-replace-hhkb/][dead ends]], I'd found the keyboard for me. I still think the HHKB is nearly perfect, but there's one problem.

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The problem is that having to access the Function layer (for arrow keys, etc.) using my pinky is causing discomfort in my hand. On the one hand (pun!), I'm good at using the function key to access the arrow keys. They are close by so it's actually faster and easier than on keyboards with dedicated arrow keys. This took me a /long/ time to realize, but now that I'm used to it, other keyboards feel less efficient. But, on the other hand (again!), I don't enjoy the pain in my hand.

I'm going to reset for a bit and give the pinky a break. I'm taking the lazy way out and just using the Apple Magic Keyboard. The Apple keyboards are fine, and as a bonus, the layout matches the MacBook Pro keyboard so switching is less jarring. Still, it's a shame.

Here's my setup today. (Notice my poor HHKB cowering in the shadows.)

{{{img(R0002184.jpg)}}}



**** DONE AirPods Max are amazing but I kind of hate them :@Hardware:Apple:
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As much as I love the [HHKB](https://happyhackingkb.com), having to use the function layer constantly via my right pinky is finally causing some discomfort in my hand. I may go back to the stock Apple keyboard or maybe the Realforce R2 that's in storage. See also: [Can the Realforce R2 keyboard replace the HHKB?](https://archive.baty.net/2020/can-realforce-replace-hhkb/)

{{< image src="20220509-M10R0414.jpg" caption="" >}}

[//]: # "Exported with love from a post written in Org mode"
[//]: # "- https://github.com/kaushalmodi/ox-hugo"

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I've been using the Happy Hacking Professional 2 Keyboard [since 2018](https://archive.baty.net/2018/the-happy-hacking-keyboard-professional-2/). After a long search and [many](https://archive.baty.net/2019/ill-be-sticking-with-the-hhkb/)  different [dead ends](https://archive.baty.net/2020/can-realforce-replace-hhkb/), I'd found the keyboard for me. I still think the HHKB is nearly perfect, but there's one problem.

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The problem is that having to access the Function layer (for arrow keys, etc.) using my pinky is causing discomfort in my hand. On the one hand (pun!), I'm good at using the function key to access the arrow keys. They are close by so it's actually faster and easier than on keyboards with dedicated arrow keys. This took me a _long_ time to realize, but now that I'm used to it, other keyboards feel less efficient. But, on the other hand (again!), I don't enjoy the pain in my hand.

I'm going to reset for a bit and give the pinky a break. I'm taking the lazy way out and just using the Apple Magic Keyboard. The Apple keyboards are fine, and as a bonus, the layout matches the MacBook Pro keyboard so switching is less jarring. Still, it's a shame.

Here's my setup today. (Notice my poor HHKB cowering in the shadows.)

{{< image src="R0002184.jpg" caption="" >}}

[//]: # "Exported with love from a post written in Org mode"
[//]: # "- https://github.com/kaushalmodi/ox-hugo"