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: Insert & Caps Lock
by Dave_K on Thu 14th Jan 2010 14:17 UTC in reply to "Insert & Caps Lock"
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

Yes, Caps Lock should go. I do use it occasionally, but it doesn't need to be a great big button in such a prominent place on the keyboard.

On some keyboards it is hidden away. For example, Caps Lock was activated with Function+Tab on my old Psion 5/7 portables, and Command+Shift on NeXT keyboards.

That seems like a sensible compromise to me, especially on laptop keyboards.

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RE[2]: Insert & Caps Lock
by Tuishimi on Thu 14th Jan 2010 15:48 in reply to "RE: Insert & Caps Lock"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

WHAT WOULD THE VAST MAJORITY OF NEWBIES DO ON THE INTERNETS IF THERE WAS NO CAPS LOCK?!11!

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RE[3]: Insert & Caps Lock
by unoengborg on Thu 14th Jan 2010 16:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Insert & Caps Lock"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

DEAR SIRS AND MADAMS, IF YOU CURRENTLY ARE DESIGNING KEYBOARDS FOR YOUR COUNTRY, I SINCERELY BEG YOU NOT TO EVER REMOVE THE CAPS LOCK FROM THE KEYBOARD. THIS WOULD CAUSE BIG PROBLEMS FOR NIGERIAN FINANCIAL EMAIL COMMUNICATION...

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