Originally Posted by ch_123
Wait, reset point is the point at which the switch resets, I was thinking that it was referring to the un-click.
In fact, I went off and opened up a Cherry switch, and it would seem that due to the way the thing works, it will reset at a slightly higher point than it would on the down press.
In fairness, isn't double tapping really a psychological crutch? The key will send multiple characters anway if you hold down. Guess it's a case of how fast you can mash the key compared with the typematic rate of the keyboard.
Double-tapping is referring to a gaming maneuver for things like dodging in Unreal Tournament 3. If a gamer has a polished/clean double-tapping technique where he/she does not allow the key to come all the way back up before the 2nd tap, then the Cherry MX Blues would piss that gamer off. This is because in order to properly double-tap with the Cherry MX Blues, the switch must be allowed all the way back up before the 2nd tap in order to ensure that both keystrokes go through. Otherwise, it may not reset prior to the 2nd finger motion of the double-tap technique which means the dodge isn't performed which also means the gamer either gets hit or dies.
But for casual gamers like me who have a sloppier double-tapping technique, we just quickly hit the key twice which means that the switch is allowed to come all the way back up before the 2nd key press. This means that it always resets in the middle of the double-tap which also means that the dodge maneuver is performed.
In other words: due to the reset point being higher than the point of actuation, the Cherry MX Blues would frustrate a professional gamer who has become used to a very refined, sophisticated/clean double-tapping technique. This is also why the Cherry MX Blacks are the best for gaming: the reset point and actuation point are practically at the exact same spot.
So double-tapping is not possible when just pressing and holding a key in order to let the repeat rate take over thereby giving you two keystrokes. All that does is cause you to move over which is significantly slower than the dodge maneuver. Imagine that in the time span of about 1 whole second you see that you're about to be shot. So in the blink of an eye you double-tap to dodge. This causes you to jump out of the way (to the side) and therefore you dodge the shot that the enemy has taken at you. But if you just press and hold a key, you simply move to the side which is too slow and therefore you get hit (and probably die too).
Therefore, due to the fact that the reset point of the Cherry MX Blues is higher than the actuation point, they are the worst mechanical switch for double tapping (at least when compared to other "good" mechanical switches).
Originally Posted by thiru
Yes, except you need to hold the key for a certain time before it starts spamming the key. You can change this setting, but it would make writing annoying.
I'm confused. I use (and prefer) the settings below, and I never have problems with typing. Actually, I get more problems with the default settings because I'm sometimes too fast. I sometimes wish that I could tweak the repeat delay so that it was just a hair shorter.
Edited by TwoCables - 9/5/10 at 7:55am