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Thanks Christine,

Have you ever seen clear stickers with black or white letters?

I would really like to just like to learn how to type better so I don't need stickers
you mean a transparent overlay with a black or white character? I don't think so, not to say they don't exist, I just don't know where. they also make black and white overlays with no characters for touch typing see here.

did you find yourself looking at the keys of your old keyboard to much?

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you mean a transparent overlay with a black or white character? I don't think so, not to say they don't exist, I just don't know where. they also make black and white overlays with no characters for touch typing see here.

did you find yourself looking at the keys of your old keyboard to much?

Christine
I actually don't know how to type properly. I have to look at the keys when I type but some letter I can naturally remember their place.
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I actually don't know how to type properly. I have to look at the keys when I type but some letter I can naturally remember their place.
I learned to type a little earlier on a IBM Model M before my primary and middle school computer classes, but in school my computer teacher used to make us run these educational typing programs that had random paragraphs that you followed along. now in days there is lots of educational typing programs, so I would look in that direction.

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I learned to type a little earlier on a IBM Model M before my primary and middle school computer classes, but in school my computer teacher used to make us run these educational typing programs that had random paragraphs that you followed along. now in days there is lots of educational typing programs, so I would look in that direction.

Christine
Thanks

I remember doing that too. I have been using computers since about 1991 when I was in grade school and I do remember a few typing lessons, but nothing that could teach me how to type. I can type pretty fast but, if I am transcribing something, or trying to type something I am not precisely thinking, I am worse off using this system.
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post #2765 of 14567
Well. I think my wife now hates you, all.

I went to the local good computer store, because it was 8PM and I was pissed of at works and I can Asked them if they can get the Cherry KB. They looked amazed that I would ask for such a thing and probably can't get English.

So I ask if he has any others. Out pops and I-rocks. Chinese keys and brown switch goodness. Takes some getting used to, its small, much smaller then the g15mkII I had. And the ? is annoying. I hit the down 1/2 the time. And it took ,me a min to find the /.

But I am clicking away happy now

Oh. I got it for 2600NT$ (about 80usd) and that is with the discount and no tax I get for being his best customer. So not great but impulse is like that. Its heavy so shipping is probably not worth it at this price.
 
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Well. I think my wife now hates you, all.

I went to the local good computer store, because it was 8PM and I was pissed of at works and I can Asked them if they can get the Cherry KB. They looked amazed that I would ask for such a thing and probably can't get English.

So I ask if he has any others. Out pops and I-rocks. Chinese keys and brown switch goodness. Takes some getting used to, its small, much smaller then the g15mkII I had. And the ? is annoying. I hit the down 1/2 the time. And it took ,me a min to find the /.

But I am clicking away happy now

Oh. I got it for 2600NT$ (about 80usd) and that is with the discount and no tax I get for being his best customer. So not great but impulse is like that. Its heavy so shipping is probably not worth it at this price.
I think Manyak used to own that one. enjoy

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 3/31/10 at 6:20am
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post #2767 of 14567
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I think Manyak used to own that one. enjoy

Christine
Still do

It's a pretty nice board, but that /? key takes a while to get used to. And then once you do get used to it, whenever you go to a different keyboard you get tripped up with the regular positioning.

They should have moved the arrow keys one space to the right, so that the up arrow is where the /? key is now and the 0 key on the numpad gets shortened to single-width. It would have made things much, much easier. If they had done that it would have been perfect imo.

Kip: Just FYI, if you have numlock on, you can hold Ctrl to use PgUp/PgDn/etc on it without turning numlock off.
Edited by Manyak - 3/31/10 at 6:29am
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Still do

It's a pretty nice board, but that /? key takes a while to get used to. And then once you do get used to it, whenever you go to a different keyboard you get tripped up with the regular positioning.

They should have moved the arrow keys one space to the right, so that the up arrow is where the /? key is now and the 0 key on the numpad gets shortened to single-width. It would have made things much, much easier. If they had done that it would have been perfect imo.
you never sold it? you had it for sale in your signature for a long time.

I didn't notice this until now but look where the \\ key is on the steelseries 6gv2

they trade one problem in for another

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 3/31/10 at 6:42am
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Thanks

I remember doing that too. I have been using computers since about 1991 when I was in grade school and I do remember a few typing lessons, but nothing that could teach me how to type. I can type pretty fast but, if I am transcribing something, or trying to type something I am not precisely thinking, I am worse off using this system.
Typist Tutor
Gtypist (what they use on Education-Buntu)

Either of these programs work well. They're not that fancy. But they'll teach you what you need to know.
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It has other odd key layout issues for the Chinese too. But I am loving the click and feel. Feels like typing again. Real age showing smile one my face now.

I can tell I will be getting more, demote this one to EeePC duties and buy a Cherry for home

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