Emacs Keyboard Design 24: Slimming Modifier Column

The modifier and navigation column is important. So are using Thumb-Index-Middle.

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  • The top navigation and cursor keys can be one key
    • They are used infrequently, why make then 2 wide (w)?
  • The modifier keys only need to be there once
  • Gui is insignificant too so make it 1w
  • Added Control-Alt-Shift (CAS) back
    • Too useful for normal OS operations
    • Prevent a painful reach to C-A-S anything
    • Know the OSS firmware can do it