Geek rigs up one-handed keyboard, and not for the reason you think

One-handed keyboard created by coder.

Published Fri, Jun 4 2010 10:08 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:34 PM CST
There are lots of reasons why a computer use might need to work a keyboard one handed, some of which we won't mention here. A developer named Matt Daughtrey needed a one handed keyboard after arm surgery on his left arm

Geek rigs up one-handed keyboard, and not for the reason you think |

The dude put some ingenuity into the problem and used a few items like Sugru, ShapeLock, and a wireless keyboard to create a system that lets him type on the right side of the keyboard for both right and left-handed keys.

He used an Auto Hotkey program to create a mirror mode for his keyboard that put the keys you would normally hit with your left hand over the keys you would hit with your right hand. This sounds a lot more complex than just buying Dragon Naturally Speaking.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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