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 phoenix on Thu 14th Jan 2010 17:49 UTC in reply to "Caps lock!"
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2005-07-11

Well the obvious answers are caps lock, scroll lock, break, the windows key, the 'right click' key, and the plethora of Mac modifier keys (control *and* command?).


Scroll lock is still used by a lot of Unix-like systems. For example, the system console on at least FreeBSD uses it ... for controlling the scrolling of the console. ;)

The Win key is also very useful, if you mentally remap "Windows" to "Window Manager". ;)

Right-click key is very useful if your mouse is dead, although some OSes use Shift+F10 for that, so it may be redundant.

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