On Mon, 12 Feb 2018 03:37:54 -0500
Neil Van Dyke <n...@neilvandyke.org> wrote:

> Regarding Emacs (Esc-Meta-Alt-Ctrl-Shift) specifically... The Emacs
> features that reduce the amount of repetitive typing required (for,
> e.g., formatting, completion, navigation) are good, but what's bad
> for some people is that Emacs encourages simultaneous keypresses. If
> you're using one hand to press two keys simultaneously, the
> repetitive contortions involved seem to be a problem.  

Very true.

> Five things you can do, to save your hands : (1) for 2-simultaneous-key
> combinations, train yourself to use both hands; (2) for the Emacs Meta key,
> instead of holding down the Alt key and pressing the modified key(s),
> consider the pressing and releasing the Esc key, and then pressing the
> modified key(s); (3) add your own easier Emacs key bindings for commands you
> use often, perhaps your F keys; (4) try out Emacs features and add-ons that
> might save typing; (5) write your own Emacs functions to save typing.

I also tried with sticky-keys...

> There's also non-Emacs-specific things, like keyboard height, wrist
> angles, torso and arm positions, neck position, taking breaks,
> stress, etc.  Very subtle changes here can make all the difference.
> Different things work for different people, so Google around, and
> find what works for you.

I am aware of that, but I do not have any problem when using (n)vim.

> I was very fortunate that others started raising issues about typing
> RSI at the start of my career, so I just try to spread the gospel of
> good typing.

Thank you for the tips. ;)


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nature and who is fully situated in transcendental knowledge
merges entirely into transcendence.

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