i have bin looking at the plank for a while now but i settled on two Leopold models
a while back because i thought perhaps still think it a bit that the minimum size for a
keyboard is 60% with arrow cluster.
Wanted to ask you guys how would one do the following without a dedicated arrow cluster?
The list goes for text editing and modifying large file names that consist of multiple parts like title.season.episode_number jumping to the next dot and selecting one part
of a name goes way easier with a dedicated arrow cluster.
example of arrow cluster usage.
- switch screen (not related but also something i often use)
left Ctrl + left/right arrow
- go to start / end of sentence (txt file)
cmd + left/right arrow
- jump to end / start of a word
alt + left/right arrow
- select a word from left or right side depending on location of cursor.
option + shift + left/right arrow
- select part of sentence jumping one word per time depending on location of cursor.
alt + shift + left/right arrow
The reason why i ask is that a friend of mine got the Vortex Core with mx-clears a while back from mykeyobard.eu (love to see more eu stores btw). he brought it along a while back and the one problem i had with it was missing the arrow cluster so i wanted to get your take on it..
one thing that was lacking on the Vortex was that it was not fully programmable.
in my humble opinion a must for 40% in fact after getting the Hasu module in my FC660C
i would say it’s a must for every keyboard. To bad he doesn’t sell one for the FC660M.
Accessing the arrow cluster true a second / third layer is all good an well.
but if you want to edit text doing combo’s that seems to be too hard perhaps impractical??
Like extreme finger gymnastics..
One thing that i’m sure of is how good the Vortex and even better the planck looks.
i would go for a split spacebar and use that for combo’s like enter and backspace.
(Like f+left spacebar = backspace and j+right spacebar = enter.)
The ergo clear part realy sounds good.. one thing i wanted to do in the future is modify my FC660M
making it fully programmable (clueboard PCB) and adding ergo-clears but i don’t have a soldering / desoldering iron so that’s why it’s a future project if at all.
But that’s a different story
one more question how do the 62g purple zeal switches compare to 62g ergo clears ??