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: Windows key
by palraabjerg on Thu 14th Jan 2010 14:27 UTC in reply to "Windows key"
palraabjerg
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2010-01-14

My solution is to consider the "Windows"-key a meta-key that no application uses, and which you can therefore assign solely to actions in the window-manager. I use it like that with StumpWM. This suddenly makes the key immensely useful as a switch allowing for direct control of most of the windowing environment through the keyboard.
But ironically, yes. The "Windows" key persists on being absolutely useless in Windows.

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