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by Findecanor
Today, 06:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Idea for different Keyboard Matrix
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Idea for different Keyboard Matrix

If I understand it correctly, then this is the same as the method called Charlieplexing . It is more commonly used for LED matrices, but has also been used for keyboards . As I understand it, it isn't used because you couldn't get NKRO with Charlieplexing, or at least it wouldn't be possible with a ...
by Findecanor
Today, 02:35
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 49
Views: 1658

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

Chyros exposed three big points against the keyboard, which are: -Horrendous design which claims to be "ergonomic" but has unreachable keys or just uncomfortable to the absurd, like the literally vertical ones in the upper row of the main cluster, -The worst building quality ever seen in one of his...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 04:05
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

Thanks for the post!
When I saw the listed specs for the switch I anticipated that they would feel a lot like the Input.Club Hako switches, which are also a tactile Box switches.
Do you have any Hako switch to compare with?
by Findecanor
27 May 2020, 12:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kailh Silent Box Red 60% Mechanical Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Kailh Silent Box Red 60% Mechanical Keyboard

A replaceable plate section for different bottom rows?
by Findecanor
26 May 2020, 06:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion

John Doe wrote:
26 May 2020, 06:13
Are there Silicon Graphics keyboards with original ALPS White if my memory still there?
Tactile white damped, yes. Not clicky ones.
by Findecanor
25 May 2020, 15:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1757
Views: 182727

Re: Post your desktop.

ddrfraser1 wrote:
25 May 2020, 15:01
Holy shit... that guy has a landline :o
He must be some ultra special kind of wizard, then?
by Findecanor
25 May 2020, 15:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4165
Views: 303880

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

"Teken" is obviously a Dutch word. That spelling is not found in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or German.
by Findecanor
24 May 2020, 23:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A beginner has questions!
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: A beginner has questions!

Welcome to Deskthority! German layout is not in the PCB. It is indeed all in software. The electronics on the PCB reports the position (number) of each pressed key to the computer, and if you have German selected in your operating system then the operating system would rearrange the input to match G...
by Findecanor
24 May 2020, 03:51
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 49
Views: 1658

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

I think the swearing and the hate on special-needs keyboards has gone a bit out of hand. It's not interesting and it's not entertaining. Edit: I'm sorry. That above was a twitch response, for Chyros himself and for those who would have the intelligence to understand what it meant and not write their...
by Findecanor
20 May 2020, 21:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4165
Views: 303880

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The shape of the keyboard case reminds me of a rubber dome keyboard that was super-common back in the second half of the '90s... but that style would date it from 1999 to only a couple years forward (copying the Tangerine iMac from '99). Unikey/Chicony used that arrangement of 1.5u modifiers on the ...
by Findecanor
20 May 2020, 18:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 4704 sticker adhesive
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: 4704 sticker adhesive

I would use a glue stick, because it is for paper.
by Findecanor
20 May 2020, 02:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Angled stem keycaps vs straight keycaps
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Angled stem keycaps vs straight keycaps

It isn't the keycaps that are angled, but the stems on the switches.

I would speculate that it is probably just one of those conventions inherited from mechanical typewriters.
by Findecanor
19 May 2020, 00:30
Forum: News
Topic: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !

*coff* The product code is actually G80- 3830 for the non-backlit and G80- 3831 for the backlit. I noticed how much it resembles the "MX-Board 8.0" . That one has almost identical keycaps (except that Caps Lock and Scroll Lock have now got proper windows) and 0.25u spacing between key groups. Indeed...
by Findecanor
17 May 2020, 22:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Packard Bell Typewriter Switches
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Packard Bell Typewriter Switches

Changed URL to get bigger image . BTW. The image looks like it was shrunk slightly on the horizontal. The keys are not perfectly square. There are some switches used for typewriters where you can pull a key and not put it back on again without having to first disassemble the typewriter. (That was n...
by Findecanor
16 May 2020, 04:47
Forum: Reviews
Topic: TEX Shinobi or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Something Cherry MX-Shaped
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: TEX Shinobi or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Something Cherry MX-Shaped

When the MX Low Profile was announced, Cherry did talk about tactile and clicky variants coming later on, but nobody outside Cherry has ever seen any (if they even exist). Kailh Choc shares a switch pin in the same position as MX Low Profile. To fit a switch, you would have to drill and wire the oth...
by Findecanor
15 May 2020, 20:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer Reset Conundrum
Replies: 82
Views: 4566

Re: Computer Reset Conundrum

Post above was deleted.

WTF. That guy has some good posts. Have spammers started to hack people's accounts now!?
by Findecanor
15 May 2020, 19:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4165
Views: 303880

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Good evening everyone! Would anyone be so kind as to enlighten me on what keyboards these are and what switches they might have? The bottom keyboard is a Sun Type 4. I think it has Key Tronic foam-and-foil switches. Notice the left key cluster, Compose key, Control key position and Meta ⋄ keys. (Th...
by Findecanor
14 May 2020, 17:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do you think about this keyboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: What do you think about this keyboard?

There is no significant improvement compared to standard keyboards. Get an ergonomic keyboard with thumb clusters (Kinesis Advantage, Ergodox, ...). The usual argument about TKL > full-size can be used here: that it allows moving a mouse on the right side closer to the middle, but here without losi...
by Findecanor
14 May 2020, 07:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do you think about this keyboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: What do you think about this keyboard?

I think numpad on the left is what the "full-size" layout should have got in the first place. Everything else, I disagree on. The Return key should be big so as to be easy to hit, considering that the little finger isn't nearly as precise as a thumb and index finger ... and because it's the law . Ba...
by Findecanor
13 May 2020, 18:21
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Does anyone have issues posting picture attachments?
Replies: 17
Views: 504

Re: Does anyone have issues posting picture attachments?

Correct. This is a browser issue. Embedded images in HTML documents are not rotated according to the EXIF tag, in any browser. The "width" and "height" from the image's header are used as is . AFAIK, that is because of the HTML specification says so . Before posting an image, open it in a paint pro...
by Findecanor
12 May 2020, 01:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 779
Views: 152343

Re: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

kelvinhall05 wrote:
12 May 2020, 01:03
Does this support Wyse boards? Wired it up according to some diagrams and flashed V12. Doesn't work.
No, this one does not, but Soarer did release another converter firmware that does support most Wyse models. For the WY-50, you should be able to connect his controller firmware
by Findecanor
11 May 2020, 16:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ProXellent keyboard only working in BIOS
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: ProXellent keyboard only working in BIOS

That's a weird issue, but I suspect the PS/2 to USB converter. So the same converter works with other PS/2 keyboards, huh? Have you tried it on another computer? One hypothesis, albeit far-fetched, is that the keyboard and converter draw too much power on the port, and so the Windows and Mac USB dri...
by Findecanor
11 May 2020, 16:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II
Replies: 24
Views: 1475

Re: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II

Seriously... doesn't anyone designing a layout care to actually think HOW it'll be used anymore? Or even how to mitigate the loss of the 16th column in a non-outlandish way? (and this is AFTER conveniently forgetting the misplacement of Fn, a Thinkpad sin they're still guilty of) ThinkPads never ha...
by Findecanor
09 May 2020, 17:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Have you ever seen Num/Caps/Scroll Lock actually used WITH modifiers (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) to obtain a different action?
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Have you ever seen Num/Caps/Scroll Lock actually used WITH modifiers (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) to obtain a different action

I have found that I have behaviour where I sometimes type both Shift keys without being aware of doing it. Back in 2012 or so, when I starting using my newly built Phantom I noticed that it became unresponsive now and then and I had to replug it to make it work again. I examined the firmware and fou...
by Findecanor
08 May 2020, 21:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebadged WYSE keyboard with Cherry Switches
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Rebadged WYSE keyboard with Cherry Switches

Welcome! That looks like a Wyse 50.
People have managed to make the Wyse 50 work with a modern computer. You can read about using Soarer's controller and see how Chyros connected his.
by Findecanor
08 May 2020, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry G80-3000
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Cherry G80-3000

The article number on the label: G80-3000LPMDE/01 says that it should be mechanical: https://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_article_numbers This model is not very valuable (despite what people are trying to sell them for on eBay...). The switches are not the smooth vintage type, and the keycaps are onl...
by Findecanor
05 May 2020, 14:19
Forum: For sale
Topic: Wholesale lot of keyboards!
Replies: 52
Views: 2443

Re: Wholesale lot of keyboards!

Even new users can upload and post images as attachments to posts, right?

Please try it!
by Findecanor
03 May 2020, 22:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: looking to replace amiga 500 keyboard with custom mechanical board
Replies: 14
Views: 1913

Re: looking to replace amiga 500 keyboard with custom mechanical board

Old thread. Old news. But I heard about it first today. Apparently they have been shipped to customers not long ago:
New Replacement Keyboards from Kipper2k.
by Findecanor
03 May 2020, 11:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero W as keyboard controller
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W as keyboard controller

It feels wrong ... but when it has that much GPIO and is that cheap, I can see why.

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