Originally Posted by crunkosaur
Forgive my ignorance, but what are key stabilizers? and what are the difference between long and (short?)
long keys are shift, enter, space bar and backspace, and some others depending on your specific keyboard. short keys are everything that doesn't have a stabilizer
A stabilizer is a metal bar below the key that attached to two pegs in the key and tries to equally distribute the force of you pressing down on the key over the whole key. It makes the key press feel more crisp.
This is a costar stabilizer:
This is a cherry stabilizer:
Costar ones have more of a click, if you have tactile switches. It doesn't really matter if you have something with black or red switches.
I have an MX brown keyboard with cherry MX stabilizers, and the neither the MX brown shift and enter keys, nor the MX grey space bar have much of a click when you press part of the key that is far away from the actual switch.