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One more question, does it require soldiering if I want to change the keycap on Filco Majestouch 2 keyboard?
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post #12752 of 14567
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Originally Posted by HGooper View Post
One more question, does it require soldiering if I want to change the keycap on Filco Majestouch 2 keyboard?
No, it's as simple as "plug & go"

You just lift the keycap off of a + shaped stem, then push the new one into place.
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I'm looking for my next keyboard and I'm thinking about getting a mechanical one. Still I have doubts about the switches choice expecially when it comes to black vs brown. I'll use this keyboard for everything but still I don't get why lots of people prefer the linear feedback of the black switch over the tactile of the brown one when it comes to gaming. Isn't better to have that tactile feeling when you press a key so that you can actually sense clearly the actuation point?
post #12754 of 14567
It's not "better" for everyone, it's personal preference. Some people like the smooth actuation and you bottom out while gaming anyways, so the bump isn't terribly useful.
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Originally Posted by Saberfang View Post
I'm looking for my next keyboard and I'm thinking about getting a mechanical one. Still I have doubts about the switches choice expecially when it comes to black vs brown. I'll use this keyboard for everything but still I don't get why lots of people prefer the linear feedback of the black switch over the tactile of the brown one when it comes to gaming. Isn't better to have that tactile feeling when you press a key so that you can actually sense clearly the actuation point?
The reason that most people prefer Black/Red over Brown/Blue for gaming is because with the Brown and Blue switches the reset point and actuation point are 2 different points. With the linear it's just down and up, no separate points for reset and actuation. I have keyboards with Black, Brown, and Blue and for a while I preferred the Browns because it's a nice middle ground for typing and gaming. However, recently I purchased a tkl Ducky with Black and have been using it and I am now getting comfortable typing on Blacks. Now that I'm used to typing on Blacks it is my favorite switch out of the ones I've tried(Black, Brown, Blue, Red). Keep in mind that I game a lot, so if you type a lot it may not be the switch for you, but everyone is different.
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post #12756 of 14567
Actually it's only blues that have a separate reset and actuation point, browns activate and reset at the same point.

(taken from the front page of this thread)

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post #12757 of 14567
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The reason that most people prefer Black/Red over Brown/Blue for gaming is because with the Brown and Blue switches the reset point and actuation point are 2 different points. With the linear it's just down and up, no separate points for reset and actuation. I have keyboards with Black, Brown, and Blue and for a while I preferred the Browns because it's a nice middle ground for typing and gaming. However, recently I purchased a tkl Ducky with Black and have been using it and I am now getting comfortable typing on Blacks. Now that I'm used to typing on Blacks it is my favorite switch out of the ones I've tried(Black, Brown, Blue, Red). Keep in mind that I game a lot, so if you type a lot it may not be the switch for you, but everyone is different.
Browns have the actuation point very close to the reset point, so that's not really an issue. It's a huge problem with the Blue switch though.
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Huge may be an overstatement. But then I don't have Hysteresis Hysteria.
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post #12759 of 14567
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Originally Posted by Fortunex View Post
Actually it's only blues that have a separate reset and actuation point, browns activate and reset at the same point.

(taken from the front page of this thread)

Look at the picture for the Brown switch again. The reset and actuation point are definitely different, just a lot closer than on the Blue switch.
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Looks the same to me, feels the same too. It may reset a tiny bit earlier than it actuates, which isn't a problem. Blues are disliked for gaming because teh reset point is farther up than the actuation point so you have to release the key farther.
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