Kinesis/Ergodox layout for xah-fly-keys

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This is the optimal layout of Kinesis Advantage2 keyboard for using with Emacs: Xah Fly Keys .

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[see Kinesis Keyboard Review]

This layout can also be used with Ergodox Keyboard [see Ergodox Keyboard Review]


  1. Home on left. It is used to activate command mode.
  2. End on right. You can set End to activate insert mode, or, as a leader key for your own personal commands, or as global leader key.
  3. The ⌫ Backspace key is also a leader key, while in command mode. This allows you to use either thumb to type key sequence commands.
  4. Ctrl and Alt are not used much with xah-fly-keys, they are left in their original position. Chording is avoided as much as possible.

More layouts at Kinesis Keyboard Optimal Thumb Cluster Layout

See also: Kinesis Keyboard Review

See also: xah-fly-keys with Truly Ergonomic Keyboard

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