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I'm pretty sure you can change the layout of the board in windows, and it'll just use the normal alt and the letter or something like that.
Yes, this will work. Windows will just translate the RAlt scancode into AltGr (AltGr used to be Ctrl+Alt, but that kind of died).

And you can get stick-on labels and put them either on the top or front of the key to help you out with them.
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BTW, looking at that mac keyboard, I wonder if their description meets TwoCables' approval? http://www.matias.ca/tactilepro3/
Heh. Very clever.
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Heh. Very clever.
I am curious though, do you think that it's better that they went through the effort of trying to explain it all out like that, or do you still think they are misleading the consumer?

I really liked that definition of ghosting, because then Anti-ghosting actually makes sense as a term, while it still applies to the keyboards that add in keys.
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I am curious though, do you think that it's better that they went through the effort of trying to explain it all out like that, or do you still think they are misleading the consumer?

I really liked that definition of ghosting, because then Anti-ghosting actually makes sense as a term, while it still applies to the keyboards that add in keys.
Yeah, of course I have problems with that product page, and of course I'd change many things about it. What would I change? Meh... it's not worth discussing because I bet you already know what I'd change. But I will say this: I can't be the only person who sometimes uses Product Pages to do research on something I'm buying. Therefore, people like me depend on the truthfulness and accuracy of Product Pages to learn about the product.

When I came to the Mechanical Keyboard Guide for the first time, I kept calling it Anti-Ghosting because that's what all of the major manufacturers call it. It was very hard for me to believe that the correct term was N-Key Rollover, or perhaps possibly "Improved Key Rollover" such as with the Microsoft Sidewinder X4. Every time was corrected, I just secretly arrogantly rolled my eyes and blew it off. I even remember Manyak (and maybe a couple of others) having difficulty in convincing me. But if manufacturers weren't using the term "Anti-Ghosting", and if they were telling the truth (thereby educating their customers), then there would have been no trouble at all. I mean, I fought against it at first. I wanted to say, "No, you're wrong. These manufacturer's product pages clearly state.... etc."

So what am I saying? I'm saying that I don't like the idea that one or more of us will have to run into somebody who's more stubborn than I was who will say, "No, you're all wrong. Microsoft says that it's Anti-Ghosting. None of you know what you're talking about."

But I guess I'm being selfish because I don't want the possibility of having to go through that nonsense. I'd much rather only have to spend the time trying to explain to people why mechanical keyboards can be far superior to membrane boards like the G15 or Lycosa. But instead, I sometimes also have to spend a bunch of effort and energy explaining the truth regarding what "Anti-Ghosting" really is.

So perhaps I should be grateful because it's just one more thing that I can use to show how elite people can be due to knowing all of these secrets.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/26/10 at 1:57pm
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I was under the impression that it wouldn't work like that and AltGr was setup differently.

Though if I'm wrong, I'd just be looking for custom keycaps then.
As I said in my last post, I use US International on a standard US keyboard. As pointed out above, the layout is controlled by the OS.
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pg 13: ch's IBM Wiki is great.

adult: ch's IBM Wiki makes my strapon bust concrete.
Edited by lmnop - 5/26/10 at 5:34pm
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adult: ch's IBM Wiki makes my strapon bust concrete.
Glad to be of service ;]
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adult: ch's IBM Wiki makes my strapon bust concrete.
I'm not even going to ask. . .
    
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Lightness has been a major complaint of Cherry-made KBs because Cherry has its own unique way to mount the switches directly to the PCB. Other OEM companies include Costar (maker of Filco and Das) have a metal plate mounted between the switches and the PCB, which added some weight and sturdiness to the KB. I'm not sure why OEM companies chose to mount it that way because the switches they ordered from Cherry weren't the same as ones Cherry uses for making its own KBs. A patent issue perhaps.

As for the keycaps, the Steelseries ones are made of ABS which are inferior to the POM or PBT ones made by Cherry. However, better keycap quality doesn't necessarily reflect on its feel of touch. It's again up to the personal preference.
Yes, that is true about the keycaps. I personally could care less about the quality of the material (I'm sure they all wear out eventually anyhow). The only that matters is the shape and the feel. I think that's why the 7G was very comfortable to use for games; its keys are "square" shaped, leaving very little gap or space between each key (important for the WASD cluster) and increasing the surface in which each key provides.

If it weren't for typing reasons I would have kept the 7G. The thing was very sturdy and felt like a "joystick" more than a keyboard.
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POM doesn't. it's stronger and lighter than ABS and abrasion proof. they make water blocks out of it for crying out loud.
Edited by lmnop - 5/26/10 at 7:59pm
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