Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 11:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's funny how while software changes so fast, and many hardware components evolve at ridiculously fast paces (processors, memory, hard drives), the keyboard has remained largely unchanged over the years - until recently, that is. Even Lenovo has now buckled under the pressure, switching to a chiclet-style keyboard for ThinkPads - while also removing the SysReq key.
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RE: Oh no!
by darknexus on Thu 14th Jan 2010 12:39 UTC in reply to "Oh no!"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

I can't agree more. Whoever thought that putting the F keys as second tier (not sure who actually started the practice) was an idiot. At least it makes a bit of sense in OS X, where the F keys aren't used so much (though i always remap this immediately), but in various PC oses? The F1-F12 keys are essential for keyboard power users, much more so than media controls. When in GNOME especially, I use the F1-F12 keys all the time, and even in Windows a lot of applications use them as shortcuts. Disgraceful.

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