Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 16:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Minuum keyboard, through its simplicity, improves your touchscreen typing. Existing keyboards leave you barely enough screen to interact with your apps, and you can't enjoy typing on them. Minuum eliminates the visual clutter of archaic mobile keyboards by adapting the keyboard to a single dimension." You have to watch the video. This is yet another example of a strength of more open platforms - like Android - that often gets overlooked: the ability to experiment with core aspects of the operating system. Whenever someone says there are no Android-exclusive applications, they conveniently overlook things like this. No other platform has stuff like this, and I certainly miss this experimentation on my 8X.
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RE[4]: no no no
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 18th Mar 2013 21:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: no no no"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

In this context, what you want and are using is more appropriately called the Meta key. There is no "Windows key" in non-Microsoft operating systems, and most UNIX/UNIX-like systems map those physical keys as Meta keys when when present.

I don't personally use it myself, but you are right that they can be very useful if you like using keyboard shortcuts.

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RE[5]: no no no
by ssokolow on Mon 18th Mar 2013 22:07 in reply to "RE[4]: no no no"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

In this context, what you want and are using is more appropriately called the Meta key. There is no "Windows key" in non-Microsoft operating systems, and most UNIX/UNIX-like systems map those physical keys as Meta keys when when present.

I don't personally use it myself, but you are right that they can be very useful if you like using keyboard shortcuts.


Actually, it's Super. Meta is mapped to the same modifier (mod1) as Alt.

I call it the Windows key because I haven't yet found a cost-effective source for a replacement keycap... and because I use it for a lot of my window management.

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RE[6]: no no no
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 18th Mar 2013 23:13 in reply to "RE[5]: no no no"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Whoops, you're right. I knew something didn't sound right as I kept typing and even re-reading that. It sucks having to use a cell phone for all my normal activities, all of a sudden such simple things as a quick Google/Wikipedia search to double-check become a royal PITA and I usually just hit post and hope that lingering feeling of incorrectness is wrong...

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