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Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Chyros
If you could have any keyboard layout, what would it be? Post a picture (doesn't have to be pretty, doesn't have to specify keys that are…

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Switch stickers and films

jacopods
Hi deskthority, I am wondering if anyone has tried switch stickers or films on plate mounted switches. They are supposed to reduce wobble. Are they considerably effective? Thanks

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How do you store your keyboards?

Scottex
Well, I have in have collected a high number of keyboards this year that I want to keep. Right now are scattered in some places of my room that I could fit them into, but I want something…

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Disabling {Caps Lock} shortcuts on Ducky One RGB (Ducky Macro 2.0)?

CAD
I've created some macros on the second profile and they work, but even after resetting to the stock US ANSI layout on USB3.0 mode, I keep entering the palette selection mode. When I type, I often…

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Zenith ZA-3034-NP Numpad
Zenith ZA-3034-NP Numpad

digital_matthew
IMG_0777.JPG Hey guys. I picked this up at the recycling center today. It has linear switches (I think that they are Alps clones, but I don't know…

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Typing Demo XL: Alps SKCM blue (Northgate OmniKey 102)
Typing Demo XL: Alps SKCM blue (Northgate OmniKey 102)

Chyros
It's nice to do videos like this and treat myself to the occasional bout of blue Alps ^^ . Hope you enjoy the video! bn_1D8kD7cs

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compatibility between Cooler Master TKLs ?

Myoth
I'll be buying an old cooler master with an aftermarket case soon, but I wish to put another pcb/plate in that same case. So I wonder ... would I be able to put the Cooler Master Rapid in the Cooler…

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Tai-Hao APC switches

abrahamstechnology
Hi, I got a AT101 chassis off of Ebay and want to sell the black Alps and replace the switches. I am thinking of using Blue Tai-Hao APC Alps clones, but can't find much information on them. Who has…

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Apple Keyboard II Caps Lock problem

jsaramago
Hi, I'm new in this world. I just got back to live an IBM model M and because I liked it to use it I thought to get another keyboard. I saw a cheap Apple Keyboard II online and I got it. Mostly is…

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Resoldering a Cherry MY board? ( G81-3000 )

mwe
Hi, I am thinking of getting a new keyboard for office use, and i currently have a leopold 750R with mx browns. The G81-3000 design blends into my working environment quite well, but it uses the MY…

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Looking for a new keyboard with the following specs:

stripeyfacilities
Can you guys please recommend me a keyboard. I'd like something straight out of the box with maybe buying different keycaps in the future. I'd like something with PBT, tactile feedback ~$150 and…

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What is REVB / REVQE compatibility

miguelbazil
Due to a topic on the portuguese part of the board, I found out that there is a feature on some keyboard kits that mention REVB and REVQE compatibility for expansion ports. I tried scouring uncle…

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Long-term Kailh Box Navy experiences?

wilcoholic88
I was wondering if there were any users that have long-term experience with the box navy switches and if they were willing to share their persectives. Has the hype died down a bit or are they really…

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Help me choose! BOX Black or Navy?

abrahamstechnology
Hello! I recently got another Wyse WY-60 and converted it with an external Soarers converter I made, instead of refitting it with other switches I decided to try out the Vintage Blacks in it, at…

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What is the best way you have found to restore rusty plates?

snot
Have recently restored a Model F plate with decent success by soaking it in vinegar, sanding, then repainting. Just wondering if any of you have found any good techniques for restoring plates as I…

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Help identifying Model M!

Crown326
Hey guys, i picked up this 1992 Model M 102 terminal keyboard. The seller posted a picture of a silver badge terminal m like the one i recieved but the manufacture date was 1987. (The seller listed…

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Where to get rounded/tapered control keys? Help please!

cheater
Hi, I have a Corsair K63 and the control keys are just a bit too high, and my hands keep on pressing down on them when in home position, which messes up my typing. I thought it would be great to find…

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Realforce KBs and HHKB don't wake up my aging iMac...

ShivaYash
Dear all, This is a relatively new observation, and no software changes have taken place, nor hardware for that matter. My 104u, 87u or HHKB won't wake up my iMac, when connected directly to the USB…

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Better late than never
Better late than never

Felice
Hi to everyone, this is my first post on this forum. Just one year ago I began to interest about mechanical keyboards, and I knew fast was for me…

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Switzerland Meetup - Zürich Autumn 2018

rioc
Hi We're currently looking to fix a date for the next CH Meetup (this time back at the CCCZH Headquarters) check the poll here: https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/swissm…

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Mailbug conversion project
Mailbug conversion project

technomancy
I recently got my hands on a "Mailbug": https://landel.com/mailbug/, which is a device designed to allow folks to read and write email…

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Setting terminal model M's DIP switch "correctly"
Setting terminal model M's DIP switch "correctly"

okrutnik
Hello everyone, I'm in the middle (hopefully) of a "restoration"... actually getting to work... process and I thought I could get some…

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Alps switch material type.

LessthanZero
This is my first post to the forums but I have been lurking for months now reading the wiki and past posts. I'm working on a project, I won't get into details until its more complete but I was hoping…

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So I bought this ridiculous thing... (Perkin-Elmer 7300 Pro Keyboard)
So I bought this ridiculous thing... (Perkin-Elmer 7300 Pro Keyboard)

Red_October
DSC_0002.JPG So I saw this ridiculous thing on the internets and decided I had to have it. I admire keyboards of this aesthetic very much, some of…

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Durgod Taurus K320

ghostdawg187
I am asking kindly if someone can provide me with some experiences on this keyboard I have found on aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produ… It seems to be a really good offer for…

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What hall effect keyboards are known to work through USB?
What hall effect keyboards are known to work through USB?

green-squid
Hal effect keyboards a notorious for being amazing and stubbornly refusing to work on modern PCs. But what other HE keyboards have been successfully…

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This puppy was born with no screws
This puppy was born with no screws

PlacaFromHell
Well, I rescued this extremely underrated HP board a year ago. It lived in my backyard for at least a year until I discovered how good it feels. At…

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TGR PROTO mx clear h62g typing sound
TGR PROTO mx clear h62g typing sound

quad_h
lmj4sA2gEBE It's the TGR keyboard I've been asked to. The color was very unusual when I first saw it. I found the matt grey attractive. I left a…

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1984 IBM 5954339 Japanese Pingmaster
1984 IBM 5954339 Japanese Pingmaster

Sangdrax
Well, there have been hundreds of Pingmasters sold over the last few years, but I've only ever seen six or seven where people have posted their custom…

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AT101W with Dye Sublimation

Inxie
Hello, I am glad to be here, using my freshly click modded AT101W (took me a whopping 6 hours to complete but well worth it), and I noticed something odd. In Chyros video and in some Wiki's, it…

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Controller replacement for Zenith SupersPORT keyboard

Scarpia
Hello good people of Deskthority -- first post (been lurking for a while). I have a Zenith SupersPORT that I bought and gutted years ago hoping to rebuild it, and the time has come to complete the…

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Cherry Brown or Blue TKL, wireless?

cheater
Hi guys, I have just gotten into mechanical keyboards. I really like my Corsair K63 with its Cherry Red switches, but I thought I would try something with tactile feedback. I think I can use that for…

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Matching IBM Model M Controller with Keyboard

clickityClackity
First off, I admittedly fucked up... Without embarrassing myself by explaining the why, I'll just get to the point. I have several Model M's (mostly SSK's) that were opened up, and the controllers…

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Orange Alps clicky mod moral dilemma

raptorzoz
Hi guys, I will spend the next months planning and building my first ever custom keyboard. This after impulse buying Orange Alps from the GB hosted by novelkeys, which I have heard much praise…

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Restoring Alps tactility - distance between contacts

daneb
I am renovating my first Alps keyboard with white SKCM Alps. Thanks to Chyrosran video https://www.youtube.com/wa… I would like to clean switches and also try to restore…

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