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Your dream keyboard?

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:53 pm

If you were to design your dream keyboard, what would it be like? What switches would you use? What layout would you use? This link can make keyboard layouts if your layout isn't standard.

For me, Alps Blue or Buckling Spring, and this layout.

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Re: Your dream keyboard?

#2 Post by AlphaKilo470 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:43 pm

Around the turn of the century, my late father gave me his old Northgate Omnikey Ultra which I believe used Alps Blue key switches. I'm split between that or the keyboard on the Amstrad PPC640 as the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used.
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Re: Your dream keyboard?

#3 Post by dr_st » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:04 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:53 pm
For me, Alps Blue or Buckling Spring, and this layout.
Your dream layout does not have a backslash key?
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Re: Your dream keyboard?

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:42 am

AlphaKilo470 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:43 pm
Around the turn of the century, my late father gave me his old Northgate Omnikey Ultra which I believe used Alps Blue key switches. I'm split between that or the keyboard on the Amstrad PPC640 as the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used.
Just might as well show you this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7H5uZTKcfM

Blues and whites are very similar in feel but it could have been blues. You don't know till you pop a keycap.
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Re: Your dream keyboard?

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:12 am

dr_st wrote:
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:53 pm
For me, Alps Blue or Buckling Spring, and this layout.
Your dream layout does not have a backslash key?
Don't use it, dont need it. Maybe I might change that for the one time I need cmd.exe but who knows?
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Re: Your dream keyboard?

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:58 am

Worse than that, it's also missing a Trackpoint and its buttons!
(not to mention a , which may be needed sooner, rather than later, the way The Donald is going...)

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Re: Your dream keyboard?

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:36 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:Worse than that, it's also missing a Trackpoint and its buttons!
(not to mention a , which may be needed sooner, rather than later, the way The Donald is going...)
Oh, this would be a desktop keyboard. For me, trackball comes before trackpoint. Hey, that was the original Trackpoint for the IBM L40SX :) . Also, dont need a euro key, but can be added in a Fn Layer.
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Re: Your dream keyboard?

#8 Post by TPFanatic » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:42 am

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Re: Your dream keyboard?

#9 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:47 am

Haha.
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