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 seanpk on Fri 15th Jan 2010 05:07 UTC in reply to "Be careful, Lenovo."
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actually, I've come to like the windows key quite a bit.

in xfce I have bound all my programs to some combination of windows key and a letter, e.g.: web browser = windows+w; terminal = windows+z
even my desktop navigation is bound to the windows key + an arrow key, or the desktop number

this is a fantastic way to start programs, and do workspace switches.
I much prefer it over the default ctrl+alt combinations because it is one less button, and a button you're never going to try to use in the context of working with a program

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