In this version I brought keys closer so my tired fingers can move as little as possible.
Another thing I noticed was the force required to press the Matias switches when more than one button was used with one finger. Those switches seem to be harder if the force is applied sideways. That is in the steno one finger can be pushing from one to four keys. Looks like in the normal position (i.e. like this “=”) the keys require greater force than if they are placed sideways. That is not their intended movement anyway. The switches are great, don’t get me wrong – there is not the manufacturer’s fault at all, the switches are superb. It is a simple math – 2 or 4 multiplied (what was the gF for a single key?) plus the friction from the misplaced pressure point, and the keys are hard push.
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