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I noticed that pictures of the Das Model S had function keys on them, with volume control etc. mapped to the F keys.

Yet, on the Das website, all the keyboards seem to no longer have these. The function key has instead been replaced with a Windows key. Amazon's pictures still show the Fn key and media functions. Note that these are all pictures of the Model S, which I believe is the latest revision of the Das keyboard.

Are there two types of Model S keyboards then? What's the deal?
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There are two options one with blank keys and one with the letters on them. There is also one with quieter switches. I think das stopped making the one with the volume adjustments. By they way I love mine its the blank loud one! Best KB since my PS/2 board!
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post #3 of 12
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I'm aware that there are blank versions... I'm mostly concerned with the function key though.


This is a Das Model S WITH the function keys. Yet all the current ones no longer have them. I can't find any information about when / why they decided to remove them all of a sudden.
post #4 of 12
It was awhile ago that they removed them. Not recently. Im sure the keys worked fine just looked tacky IMO. Das is really a clean look and seemed they didnt want extra markings on the keys for the extra functions.

It may not have sold well compared to the plane jane one we have now who knows but they did it more than a year ago.
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post #5 of 12
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Ah, that explains it.

Turns out I was searching for the wrong term. "Media keys" are what they're called. Thanks.
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Anytime!
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Keep in mind you can always make your own media keys, mine are ctrl + arrow keys
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As far as I know, the media keys never worked properly, so they were discontinued relatively soon into the production life of the Das S. I think that happened sometime relatively early last year.
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Keep in mind you can always make your own media keys, mine are ctrl + arrow keys
What program do you use for this?
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AutoHotKey? 3RVX does it too, maybe SharpKeys?
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