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The Deskthority wiki is dedicated to mechanical keyboards, mice and other human interface devices. The main focus is everything regarding quality (mechanical) keyboards. In the nature of a wiki, the content will be frequently and constantly under construction. Want to share your knowledge and help us create the best input device wiki? This wiki is part of the Deskthority forum - sign in with your forum account and start editing! There is no separate registration, and this is an open wiki. For discussions about the wiki, requests for higher wiki rights or changes/addons to the wiki engine, see the wiki subforum.

We currently have 1,351 articles, 12,262 pages and 34,234 edits.

Looking to contribute, but not sure what needs to be done? See the list of pages needing work to be done on them for generic work and the Research page for some tables that need to be completed!

List of all group buys

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Latest posts from the Deskthority wiki talk forum

  • Findecanor (Mon, 10 Oct 2016 21:09:20 +0200) Anyway... I have broken out QWERTY into a separate article. I have written a bit about the pre-history of QWERTY based on Yasuoka (2011) but it might be a bit biased, needs more sources and it is incomplete: completely omitting two other people who could have been influential. Maybe some modern history (relationship with ASCII, standardisation of domestic layouts,etc.). It needs also more analysis and criticism. But most of all, it needs images in the form of diagrams.I intend to do the same for Dvorak later.
  • webwit (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 12:06:23 +0200) Apparently in there since 2013:w/index.php?title=Keyboard_layouts&diff=13372&oldid=13370And "devil" since 2012:w/index.php?title=Keyboard_layouts&diff=3680&oldid=3679
  • Findecanor (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 11:32:07 +0200) I came across something in the Wiki that made me laugh out loud: Keyboard Layouts#The QWERTY layout (1873).Instead of improving on typewriter mechanics (which happened anyway later on), a man named Cristopher Sholes – widely suspected to be Satan – opted to rearrange the layout so as to make it less likely you'll hit two keys next to each other.Whoever wrote this... That's seriously unprofessional, dude!
  • Findecanor (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 09:55:53 +0200) I am rearranging Category:Hacker keyboards into a category of categories.Right now it contains some keyboards with Unix layout, DIY projects, kit keyboards, the Knight and Space Cadet keyboards and a user's personal project.- Make Category:Keyboards with Unix layout a subcategory of Hacker keyboards- Create new categories "Kit keyboards" and "Unique keyboards", as subcategories.- Make "Lisp keyboards" a subcategory.
  • Alkhar (Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:49:29 +0200) No problem, i just finish creating the Kensington series, so i can work on it tomorrow
  • seebart (Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:07:00 +0200) Wodan wrote:Well the best I can come up with now is "Siemens Happy2CMe" switch.OK I went another
  • Wodan (Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:11:07 +0200) Well the best I can come up with now is "Siemens Happy2CMe" switch.
  • seebart (Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:07:53 +0200) OleVoip wrote:More facts: 80g actuation force; keytravel 6mm; contact crosspoint type, gold-plated, 60 mOhms; typical bounce 1..2 ms, up to 30 msOh cool more details thanks, perfect for the wiki entry.
  • OleVoip (Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:05:16 +0200) More facts: 80g actuation force; keytravel 6mm; contact crosspoint type, gold-plated, 60 mOhms; typical bounce 1..2 ms, up to 30 ms
  • seebart (Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:07:17 +0200) OleVoip wrote:No, "linear" is fully wrong.Exactly. If we go by the facts, it should be a combination of any of these facts for the name:Siemens1975TactilePlate mountTransdata 1861