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Hey fellow mechanical keyboard owners. Since I got the Quickfire TK recently, and since it's the TK and not Full size or TKL, the numpad doubles as the mid pad (home, insert and all).

Now my problem is, there is the "00" key. Simply, I don't like it. So what program/method would I use and go through to remap the "00" to a single "0".

Reason I asked is that it might complicated in how the keyboard is hardwired programmed into the doubling pad via NumLock. Hence the complication. In my head anyway.
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post #14382 of 36893
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Originally Posted by neo0031 View Post

Hey fellow mechanical keyboard owners. Since I got the Quickfire TK recently, and since it's the TK and not Full size or TKL, the numpad doubles as the mid pad (home, insert and all).

Now my problem is, there is the "00" key. Simply, I don't like it. So what program/method would I use and go through to remap the "00" to a single "0".

Reason I asked is that it might complicated in how the keyboard is hardwired programmed into the doubling pad via NumLock. Hence the complication. In my head anyway.
autohotkey would be your best bet to remap the key.

and the TK has been complained about a bit for this reason as well as others with the TK
post #14383 of 36893
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

From my understanding it's the same principle as why Filco or Ducky boards are expensive, partially it's because of the amazing build quality and backlighting respectively, partially because people will pay that much for a Filco or a Ducky, and to charge any less, in some people's eyes, is stupid.
filco's have come down in price quite a bit
there was a shortage of linear MX Reds that caused MX Red Filcos to be like 300 dollars for a while.
Now a used filco ranges anywhere from 90-120.

With the competitive costs of CM Storm coming into play, and Ducky stepping up their QC.
And Leopold getting better and better (except their stupid non standard spacebar!) its making shelling out $$ for a Filco a bit more difficult.
post #14384 of 36893
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

autohotkey would be your best bet to remap the key.

and the TK has been complained about a bit for this reason as well as others with the TK

How sad. frown.gif I guess I'll learn to live with it, along with other TK things. Still in the progress of getting used to the keyboard. tongue.gif
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post #14385 of 36893
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

From my understanding it's the same principle as why Filco or Ducky boards are expensive, partially it's because of the amazing build quality and backlighting respectively, partially because people will pay that much for a Filco or a Ducky, and to charge any less, in some people's eyes, is stupid.
filco's have come down in price quite a bit
there was a shortage of linear MX Reds that caused MX Red Filcos to be like 300 dollars for a while.
Now a used filco ranges anywhere from 90-120.

With the competitive costs of CM Storm coming into play, and Ducky stepping up their QC.
And Leopold getting better and better (except their stupid non standard spacebar!) its making shelling out $$ for a Filco a bit more difficult.

Ah right, Filco's here are still ~$180. tongue.gif
post #14386 of 36893
About 5 or 6 years ago when I got my first mechanical keyboard, I think Filco's were one of the few mechs around? I only really remember the humongous Steelseries keyboard and the Das being the other options for Cherry MX switches. It was ~$130 ($150 after taxes and shipping), new. Judging from the prices for Filcos from Keyboard Co., I'd say the price has stayed about the same.

Also, I miss when EliteKeyboards sold Filcos. Even if they were a bit douchy when I sent mine in for inspection and repairs a couple weeks after receiving it.
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post #14387 of 36893
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Well, explain why I am wrong then. I've never tried one, since stores here don't stock them.

Well, part of the reason why Topre is so expensive because up until now they've only offered very premium keycaps, PBT Dyesubs on HHKB and Realforce. Now that they have an ABS Topre, the price is very comparable to a Filco, in fact, they cost the same. The Type Heaven is $150 on Amazon, and even though it may be worth it to spend the extra couple of bucks on a more expensive Topre, it just shows that Topre really isn't that expensive even though it's still more of a niche market.
post #14388 of 36893
Horray added two to my collection, a new CM Quickfire XT in reds, and a QF stealth in reds ( that has a broken switch frown.gif working on fixing it now )

custom keycaps, matt mod, and more on the way for these two.
post #14389 of 36893
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Well, part of the reason why Topre is so expensive because up until now they've only offered very premium keycaps, PBT Dyesubs on HHKB and Realforce. Now that they have an ABS Topre, the price is very comparable to a Filco, in fact, they cost the same. The Type Heaven is $150 on Amazon, and even though it may be worth it to spend the extra couple of bucks on a more expensive Topre, it just shows that Topre really isn't that expensive even though it's still more of a niche market.

Wait, i went down yesterday to the shops to try a topre realforce. It's just a rubber dome done well, nothing to see here nothing to do here

*In other words : Mechanical still owns
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Horray added two to my collection, a new CM Quickfire XT in reds, and a QF stealth in reds ( that has a broken switch frown.gif working on fixing it now )

custom keycaps, matt mod, and more on the way for these two.

Nice I've got a Rapid and TK. What is a "matt mod" though?
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