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AlexChoi's avatar

Anyone know of a utility that allows for one haded typing in OS X?

Asked by AlexChoi (305points) July 19th, 2008

(har, har… I already know the jokes that are coming this way)

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wildflower's avatar

I won’t ask about the ‘why’s’ of this question…...

But, you can of course type with just one hand – several of my colleagues type with only 2 fingers! What sort of utility are you looking for exactly? Would it make the keyboard behave as short-hand (a bit like court-room thingys)?

AlexChoi's avatar

I basically want a “half qwerty” layout on a full qwerty keyboard…

eg. F + modifier key = J or vice versa

klaas4's avatar

You mean the opposite key? I don’t see the usability of that.

damien's avatar

Sounds like you either need a Stenotype Machine or to perfect your one-handed skills with a normal keyboard. I think Stenotype machines still need two hands, though..

wildflower's avatar

Realistically, won’t hitting the ‘modifier key’ be just as time-consuming as moving your left hand to the right side of the keyboard?
(And to avoid permanently scarring my image of you, I will assume your right arm is in a cast)

Lightlyseared's avatar

just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

intro24's avatar

I believe this is what your looking for. I’m not sure if it’s OS X compatable, though.

jasonjackson's avatar

@intro24: your link is broken, but great answer anyway. :) And yep, the FrogPad/iFrog are compatible with OS X; see the info on their Mac page.

intro24's avatar

Crap. Did it from an iPod Touch. Link:

sferik's avatar

If you’re a supercoder, you could try using this.

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