After he subbed for our computer organization class at UNC, I struck up a conversation with professor Henry Fuchs about something (I don't really remember), but it led to us talking about the keyboard layout that I typed in, Dvorak. He was fascinated and told me about his work many years ago on alternate input devices for computers. We talked for a couple hours and I helped him remap his caps lock key to backspace, something I'd done for years because it significantly reduces how much hand travel you have to do to type.read more
Dvorak researching for Dr. Fuchs
Go to sys prefs, language, keyboard prefs at the bottom, and show input in menu bar.
Edit to try to understand (made 4/17/14): So next to the a in qwerty is an “s” and in dvorak it’s an ‘o’. And the qwerty’s ‘o’ is up in the top right of the keyboard. What will happen is that sometimes when I try to type ‘o’ in Dvorak is that I’d type the new ‘o’ location and sometimes I’d type the old ‘o’ location, which essentially means that I organize things in a non-bijective mapping because I imagine the key being in two positions in once.
Remapping backspace to caps lock.