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post #15621 of 36806
Clears are a single piece with a pronounced bump. The stem interacts directly with the switch.

Blue stems have a slider sheathed over them and locked in place by the switch. There is some (linear since it doesn't interact with the switch) travel distance before the stem hits the slider. When it does, the pressure from the finger is directly applied to the slider through the stem, and it drops, completing the circuit and making a nice clicky sound.
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Yeah, so there's both that actuation point you can feel (the bump I presume?) The difference being that some are clicky and some are not...and this has naught to do with whether it's tactile or not. It's just a property of the switch itself. That said, no clicky sound on clears? I enjoy the clicky sound..then again why would I go clears when I could just use blues unless I wanted heavier switch than blues...but I think the switches on blues are just fine.

The only reason I would get a tactile non-clicky switch would be if my blues were annoying people around me. Clicky 4 life!
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Originally Posted by Mysticode View Post

Browns Clears, Blues Greens all have a bump inside of them.

Blues and Greens will make a click sound. (What causes that click sound, I am not 100% sure mechanically.)
Clears and Browns will not make the click sound.

A Green is harder to press down than a Blue, making the internal bump more tactile.
A Clear is harder to press down than a Brown, making the internal bump more tactile.

I hope this clears everything up, beside of course where exactly the click sound comes from if all of these switches have a bump inside of them.

See this:

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide#post_6009482

Basically shows the difference that the unicorn mentioned.
post #15624 of 36806
I tried to sum up just the blues -> greens, and browns -> clears. I see the question so often! Some very popular keyswitches it would seem. Bumpy 4 life?
post #15625 of 36806
I had an interesting thought on the drive home today... It occurred to me that using stained glass paint could be a relatively easy color mod for white, red, blue, or yellow LEDs. Just paint a thin layer over the top of the LED, allow to dry, and voila... instant color change.

Has anyone tried this before? Any successes or failures?

Or am I gonna have to play guinea pig on this one?
post #15626 of 36806
Then you have MX Whites with a "soft click". tongue.gif

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I had an interesting thought on the drive home today... It occurred to me that using stained glass paint could be a relatively easy color mod for white, red, blue, or yellow LEDs. Just paint a thin layer over the top of the LED, allow to dry, and voila... instant color change.

Has anyone tried this before? Any successes or failures?

Or am I gonna have to play guinea pig on this one?

Sounds like it could work, providing the coat of colour was consistent on all the LED's.
post #15627 of 36806
Quote:
Originally Posted by HesterDW View Post

The only reason I would get a tactile non-clicky switch would be if my blues were annoying people around me. Clicky 4 life!

#Team Clicky! People who get annoyed by it should be told that they are dirty rubber dome-using peasants and are not part of the mechanical switch master race.

(first time I've ever done that - I hate Twitter so much)
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#Team Clicky! People who get annoyed by it should be told that they are dirty rubber dome-using peasants and are not part of the mechanical switch master race.

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Keep your dirty rubber-loving hands off my switches peasant!
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by HesterDW View Post

The only reason I would get a tactile non-clicky switch would be if my blues were annoying people around me. Clicky 4 life!

#Team Clicky! People who get annoyed by it should be told that they are dirty rubber dome-using peasants and are not part of the mechanical switch master race.

(first time I've ever done that - I hate Twitter so much)

Mechanische Tastaturen über alles!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

#Team Clicky! People who get annoyed by it should be told that they are dirty rubber dome-using peasants and are not part of the mechanical switch master race.

(first time I've ever done that - I hate Twitter so much)

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Love the noisy blues.

I almost want to buy a second one of these just so I have it for work.
I type a lot at work, so it would actually be awesome.
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