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: Caps lock!
by ChrisIrwin on Thu 14th Jan 2010 14:43 UTC in reply to "Caps lock!"
ChrisIrwin
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2008-12-09

You're suggesting removing some beneficial keys. Apple's Command key and the Win-key for example. They are roughly the same as they provides one of the features I enjoy about OS X: Modifiers have a rough context for the scope of their actions. This key is used for a number of system level shortcuts on Windows, most mac shortcuts, and many Linux users (like myself) have it bound to a number of system or window-manager level things. It is the primary means of launching applications for all the users I know on Win, OS X, and Linux.

If we are allowed to suggest a key because you just don't use it that much, I nominate the 'q' key as neither your post nor mine used it (until I called it out specifically just now).

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