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But how should I be able to identify them by touch? My keyboard isn't braille biggrin.gif

You should know where your home row is. You know where the F and J are by the nubs on the keys. WASD is to the left of the F. Easy.
    
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Scratch an X into the WASD keys with a knife.
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Pop the F key into the W key's place. It's free!
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Buy a Razer Nostromo. The "no such thing as overkill on OCN" option. In all seriousness, though, it's a great device.
 
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post

You should know where your home row is. You know where the F and J are by the nubs on the keys. WASD is to the left of the F. Easy.



Sorry man, I'm not a typist. I'm a gamer. biggrin.gif

I know F and J usually have those nubs.

What I want is something like that to put on WASD.

Thanks anyway wink.gif
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

Scratch an X into the WASD keys with a knife.

would work but, naah biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by myuusmeow View Post

Pop the F key into the W key's place. It's free!

Like I said before, my wife would kill me with my own keyboard if I changed the keys "misleadingly".

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Buy a Razer Nostromo. The "no such thing as overkill on OCN" option. In all seriousness, though, it's a great device.

Now, that is cool.
But I really love my keyboard and my table doesn't have that much space smile.gif
post #17 of 18
Scratch the keys with a knife so you can identify them by feel. It will look ghetto, but it should work if you can't identify them without it. For me personally, I easily map them by feel because most Caps Lock buttons have that descended area so you know that A is right next to it, and the F key has a little protrusion at the bottom.

As far as remapping though, WASD was invented by an idiot a long time ago, and it is unfortunate that game devs adopted it so readily. It's a limited cluster of keys that's too close to large keys. ESDF (for ex) is more customizable and more efficient.
    
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post #18 of 18
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Scratch the keys with a knife so you can identify them by feel. It will look ghetto, but it should work if you can't identify them without it. For me personally, I easily map them by feel because most Caps Lock buttons have that descended area so you know that A is right next to it, and the F key has a little protrusion at the bottom.
As far as remapping though, WASD was invented by an idiot a long time ago, and it is unfortunate that game devs adopted it so readily. It's a limited cluster of keys that's too close to large keys. ESDF (for ex) is more customizable and more efficient.

The reason it's beside large buttons is because you're only moving your pinky to get them, and thus the increased size means increased accuracy. It's perfectly fine for games with limited controls (FPS), but for something heavy like 4 actionbars in an MMO, you need a better setup.
 
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