Mac OSX 10.9 ships with the Dvorak keyboard, the Dvorak – Qwerty ⌘ keyboard, and the Colemak keyboard, but there is no Colemak – Qwerty ⌘ keyboard. Here it is:
You will have to unzip them and make sure their names are as above.
To install for your user account only, move both files into
~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/. To install for all users on your mac, move both files into
To view/use installed keyboards on your mac, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources, then click the + symbol on the bottom left. Choose the Others category on the left sidebar to see any manually added keyboards.
I created this using the Ukelele application. If you want to create your own custom keyboards, follow these directions:
On the Ukelele disk image, open the file
/System Keyboards/Dvorak/DVORAK-QWERTYCMD.keylayout, which is already set up with the ⌘ key separated from the regular keys (this was a good choice for my goal).
Keep View > Sticky Modifiers checked, because it enables the ability to edit ⌘ and shift inputs when necessary. Use Keyboard > Edit Key… to change key outputs to Colemak outputs. Sometimes changing a key will also change that same letter elsewhere on the keyboard (often when ⌘ is selected). When this occurs, use Keyboard > Unlink Key… to disconnect the offending key. Repeat this process until all keys are changed. Easier said than done.
To create an icon for your custom keyboard, follow these directions:
Use Icon Composer.app from the Apple Developer Website under Graphics Tools for Xcode – Late August 2014 (download the entire .dmg file). That application allows you to bundle up images into a .icns file. Do not use Preview to save .icns files, since it does not handle them properly.