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post #10911 of 14564
I use a combination of registry hacks and Cherry's macro software. The registry hacks I did are basically the same thing as Sharpkeys does, except that I was able to remap the Pause and Scroll lock keys, which Sharpkeys is incapable of modifying since they're prefaced with an E1 instead of an E0. Go figure.

Why didn't I use Cherry's software for those keys? Because I wanted to remap Pause to act as Print Screen, and when a Cherry macro activates it brings up a little thing saying "Software Macro", which would show up when using print screen. Plus the software macros have a slight delay.
post #10912 of 14564
SharpKeys knows Scroll Lock. I remapped it to be "Media: Play/Pause" (which is E0_22). Except, it thinks Pause/Break is Num Lock.
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IIRC, Pause/Break is a bit weird and doesnt behave like other keys.
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I'm about to order a board myself, been debating the Das Model S Ultiamte and the Rosewill RK-9000, leaning towards the rosewill simply due to the non-glossy finish, gonna order soon - about 90% decided. thoughts?
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I'm about to order a board myself, been debating the Das Model S Ultiamte and the Rosewill RK-9000, leaning towards the rosewill simply due to the non-glossy finish, gonna order soon - about 90% decided. thoughts?
Das gives you a USB 1.1 hub to work with. Though it's only really useful for dongles for wireless peripherals because USB 1.1 is slow.

Personally, based on fit & finish I'd go for the Rosewill board. It's a piece of work and it's red-metal plate is actually pretty striking.
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I've spent about 16 hours over the last two days looking for the perfect keyboard only to find out that the most promising candidates are either out of stock or the company has gone out of business. I seem to find either mechanical keyboards or keyboards that have everything else. I would probably get a Razer BW ultimate if they hadn't gone and reversed the shifted keys or replace the caps if they were available. At the moment I'm looking at the Deck models, but wondering what to look for in a supplier of custom key caps(size, height, fit, etc.) I think I'm going to just set up a custom cap colored gaming layout on one, and add a second blue mx for every day typing. I just wish the Optimus Maximus wasn't so damn expensive, not to mention in stock anyplace. Any one know about getting custom caps for cherry switches?
post #10917 of 14564
Side Note. I think backlit keyboard are overrated on the coolness scale. I feel my blank keys look 1337.




<1% of ppl can use my kb unless they know the hhkb layout, colemak and can touch type.
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LED backlit keyboards are like hair in the eighties, like women wearing shoulder padding, like Ace of Base. Once a fashion, now obviously the result of brain damage. In 15 years, your kid will pull a LED backlit keyboard from the attic and (s)he will laugh at you, ridicule you, and it will be a turning point, because a certain form of respect and awe for the parent is lost forever. Don't worry, it's part of growing up.
post #10919 of 14564
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IIRC, Pause/Break is a bit weird and doesnt behave like other keys.
Well the BREAK key is supposed to be a program interrupt key, like if you're running a script that gets stuck in an infinite loop or whatever. To be honest, though, I don't know if it actually works any differently nowadays than the equivalent CTRL+C or whatever.
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Das gives you a USB 1.1 hub to work with. Though it's only really useful for dongles for wireless peripherals because USB 1.1 is slow.

Personally, based on fit & finish I'd go for the Rosewill board. It's a piece of work and it's red-metal plate is actually pretty striking.
Yeah I really don't care about ports but I love the blank keys on the Ultimate, although I guess I could buy blank caps for the Rosewill it's just something I don't want to deal with. Also pretty annoying I have to buy a seperate USB>PS2 adapter since the Rosewill doesn't ship with one. I like the weight of the Das but I like the smaller profile of the Rosewill. I've also never heard a Rosewill in person, and although they should be similar since they are both Cherry MX Blues I am skeptical. But with that said, the glossy finish is a huge drawback not because of the cleaning, but because of the delicate scratching. I'm really torn and I understand both will be great choices but it's hard to make a decision, but I will make one by Friday.


(fyi: I looked at the upcoming Leopold/Lei on geekhack but wasn't really impressed)
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