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Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 09 Jun 2019, 11:03
by hypkx
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Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 18:35
by AJM
Not all Apple keyboards are useless. :mrgreen:
The case of the M0110A has the perfect size for a Vortex ViBE (by this time - with lubed Healios switches).
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Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 18:50
by Dingster
Woa that looks amazing. Any info on how you put the vibe in the M0110A case?

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 19:14
by depletedvespene
Dingster wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 18:50
Woa that looks amazing. Any info on how you put the vibe in the M0110A case?
And how much effort was it to cut the separator between the alpha block and the numpad? :mrgreen:

Looks great, I must say.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 20:50
by AJM
Thank you.

For not to derail this thread I made a new one in the "workshop" :) : viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22099

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 05 Jul 2019, 02:58
by photekq
8-)

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Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 05 Jul 2019, 03:01
by Redmaus
Oof, that's a nice looking custom. Are those dyesub Cherry cyrillic's?

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 05 Jul 2019, 03:09
by depletedvespene
Not too shabby. 8-)

Ok, I'll admit it: looks awesome.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 05 Jul 2019, 03:09
by photekq
Redmaus wrote:
05 Jul 2019, 03:01
Oof, that's a nice looking custom. Are those dyesub Cherry cyrillic's?
Yeah, G81-3100SAV. Caps lock from a WEY board, Cherry key from G80-2000.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 07 Jul 2019, 19:14
by Khers
photekq wrote:
05 Jul 2019, 02:58
8-)

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Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 07 Jul 2019, 20:06
by depletedvespene
Khers wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 19:14
photekq wrote:
05 Jul 2019, 02:58
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Dammit, how much did you tap on that space bar so it'd shine THAT MUCH?!

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 06:00
by photekq
One of the original brass Koalas. I've been told they were made in low quantities (I've heard different numbers, between 5-8) as a prototype run before the standard Koala. I'd be super interested in any other information anybody has! Pictured with a Cherry G81-3000SAT keyset mixed with a G81-3100SDU keyset and a Cherry LED from the G80-2000HAD.

I tried to keep these as colour-accurate as I could but the ano on this board really likes to give off a blue tint under a flash, while it's usually a solid grey. Sorry for any inconsistencies :blush:

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There's a few more photos on my Flickr.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 06:10
by photekq
I forgot to post this thing too, which unlike the board above I'm not afraid to touch and use :mrgreen:

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Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 09:21
by HzFaq
Real talk, don't you miss the windows key? I tried winkeyless for a while and found that I'd become so used to using it for moving windows around and launching shortcuts going without it was a much bigger deal than I thought it would be...

Also, I miss my 5k :(.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 09:48
by Muirium
If I were a Windows guy, I’d probably put it on Caps Lock, or just use the default shortcut. Alt something or another? I gave a PC using friend a G80-3000 and he has no trouble going Winkeyless, doing just that. He likes my Realforce better—“how much for one of these full size and ISO?”—but he reckons the Cherry freebie is the best keyboard he’s ever owned.

I’m almost always Winkeyless myself. I’ve always mapped Ctrl and Alt to Option and Command, and Caps Lock to Control on the Mac. Even done the same to the laptop keyboard, as habit has me reaching left of A WITH INEVITABLE RESULTS.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 10:01
by HzFaq
Capslock is left control
Left control is left FN
Left alt is left alt

Hence the winkeyless dilema...not enough keys that side of the spacebar :). I think I had FN+left alt as Winkey at some point but was a bit fiddly...Given that the only boards I really use these days are winkey boards with programmable layouts its not something I worry about, just curious as to how others work around it.

THE LAPTOP SHOUTING HABIT IS VERY RELATABLE FOR ME TOO, thank goodness I have plenty of spare boards laying around so it isn't that much of an issue unless I'm working away from my desk somewhere else in the office.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 10:13
by Chyros
I dislike Windows keys. I prefer winkeyless.
They're negatively useful for me, and make Ctrl and Alt harder to find and hit.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 11:43
by kbdfr
Ctrl+Esc = Win
That's probably the easiest shortcut to remember: leftmost key in both the upper and the lower rows (on "normal" layouts).
Easy to press blind and with only your left hand.
In other words, fully unnecessary as a dedicated key..

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 12:16
by t8c
I have my right alt execute some winkey-functions using the keyboard firmware. RALT+L locks the screen, RALT+D shows desktop, RALT+R run, RALT+E shows explorer. I rarely if ever miss having a dedicated key.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 12:29
by HzFaq
Huh...maybe I'm the edge-case that actually uses the winkey then. Was told another cool shortcut today too - win+shift+s for snippingtool :D.

@kbdfr, cool shortcut for the menu, but it doesn't work as a modifier; I can't move windows or open explorer/run etc using it :(.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 15:19
by photekq
HzFaq wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 09:21
Real talk, don't you miss the windows key? I tried winkeyless for a while and found that I'd become so used to using it for moving windows around and launching shortcuts going without it was a much bigger deal than I thought it would be...

Also, I miss my 5k :(.
Naw, I never used the windows key to begin with. Maybe I'd be more efficient if I did, but I usually just use alt+tab and the mouse.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 17:38
by davkol
kbdfr wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 11:43
In other words, fully unnecessary as a dedicated key..
Heresy!

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 18:54
by kbdfr
davkol wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 17:38
kbdfr wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 11:43
In other words, fully unnecessary as a dedicated key..
Heresy!
davkol, thanks for reminding me of that thread, just read it again :mrgreen:

And you are of course right, I should have written "fully unnecessary as a dedicated key for all those who use combos all the time anyway".
No need to say that I do have a Window key :lol:

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 19:30
by zrrion
I map it to fn+space (with caps lock remapped to fn) and I only use to to lock my workstation at work. Otherwise I never touch it.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 20:49
by depletedvespene
kbdfr wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 11:43
Ctrl+Esc = Win
That's probably the easiest shortcut to remember: leftmost key in both the upper and the lower rows (on "normal" layouts).
Easy to press blind and with only your left hand.
In other words, fully unnecessary as a dedicated key..
On my F122 (and M122) unit(s), I map EF1 to be Win (EF2 is Esc). As positioning the Win key goes, this one works fantastically: easy to reach when needed (i.e.: not often) and shoved off to the side where it isn't a nuisance (or it's much less of a nuisance than it's normally).

EF3 has the Menu key... and I use so little, that I'm seriously thinking of remapping it to something else as well. What a useless, pointless key... at least Num Lock served a purpose when it was invented.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 20:53
by depletedvespene
HzFaq wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 12:29
Huh...maybe I'm the edge-case that actually uses the winkey then. Was told another cool shortcut today too - win+shift+s for snippingtool :D.
I use that one too, but it has not escaped notice that Micro$oft is pushing that one by improperly eliminating the preexisting Alt-PrtSc key combination. And, frankly, when one does need snipping, one needs it often, and a three-key chord is not a good choice.

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 00:10
by kekstee
New addition to the collection, a HHKB 400BN with silent sliders and HiPro keycaps. The white 400W one is stock.
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Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 09:22
by HzFaq
depletedvespene wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 20:53
HzFaq wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 12:29
Huh...maybe I'm the edge-case that actually uses the winkey then. Was told another cool shortcut today too - win+shift+s for snippingtool :D.
I use that one too, but it has not escaped notice that Micro$oft is pushing that one by improperly eliminating the preexisting Alt-PrtSc key combination. And, frankly, when one does need snipping, one needs it often, and a three-key chord is not a good choice.
I'd argue that snipping is usually more useful than print screening so I don't mind that being phased out; with a bit of luck eventually print screen will become snipping tool getting rid of the need for silly chords. And whilst three key chords isn't great but its better than my previous solution which was;
win+r for run
type snippingtool
press enter
:D

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 12:06
by depletedvespene
And I'd counterargue that it has escaped notice to someone that it's been long years since the Print Screen key was repurposed to take a screenshot of the screen (an, indeed, welcome change). ;)

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 12:33
by kokokoy
HzFaq wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 12:29
Huh...maybe I'm the edge-case that actually uses the winkey then. Was told another cool shortcut today too - win+shift+s for snippingtool :D.
This is a game changer. Thanks HzFaq!

Lost snag it at work due to Win 10 upgrade and been suffering with snipping tool for months. :lol: