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paired programming & 2 keyboards

by cat2014 (Monk)
on Jan 10, 2001 at 04:11 UTC ( #50823=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Extreme programming... in perl?
in thread Extreme programming... in perl?

i wish we could just do that!

we use unix/linux/bsd- you use xmodmap to set qwerty/dvorak in those OSes. so you have to keep switching that way... in fact, i can't think of any OS in which you set qwerty or dvorak in the keyboard itself- all the ones i'm familiar with (mac, windows variations, *nix) set the keyboard mapping with software. so with your idea, we'd have two keyboards, but they would both be using the same mapping at the same time. not much help. (;

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Re (tilly) 1: paired programming & 2 keyboards
by tilly (Archbishop) on Jan 10, 2001 at 05:58 UTC
    If you are willing to have 2 computers, you can hack something up with a shared session using something like screen or vnc so that two keyboards going to 2 computers show up on a shared session on one screen.

    There are also many utilities that can help you switch in a hurry. Or some special keyboards to make it very easy. (Dunno how well it works though.)

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