First, I apologize for the click-baity title I’m not really that opinionated about 40% keyboards.
I wanted to open up a discussion about why people use 40% layouts as daily drivers. I haven’t had the opportunity to try such a layout yet, but I am not yet convinced it could work for me personally. I am wondering how people use these for their daily typing and work, as I am genuinely interested in hearing people’s experiences with these rather esoteric keyboards.
I started in this hobby thinking I could not live with a layout smaller than 80%, but now I’m seriously considering a 60% layout. Maybe this is the first step towards 40% One thing I know I cannot live without, though, being a Windows-centric sysadmin: the Windows key. That’s too bad, because I really like the way WKL layouts look.
Let’s use this thread to share positive experiences with the 40% layout!