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So, I have a Scorpius M10 for regular typing, not for games or other such. Overall, I like it and am happy with the purchase. But lately, I've been trying to get back over 100wpm and a few things on the keyboard are holding me back.

While the Cherry Blues are nearly perfect for typing, I find them lacking any time I try to do multiple repeated keystrokes, such as when hitting enter a couple of times in a row, or using ctrl+backspace to delete most of a sentence.

I think the problem is probably similar to what gamers face with multiple repeated keystrokes- you don't want to have to lift all of the way up to hit the button again.

So I'm wondering if maybe the ideal typing keyboard is a combination of Cherry Blues and Blacks, where I use the Blacks on keys such as delete, backspace, enter, space, arrows, etc., but keep the Blues for all of the rest of the keys.

Has anybody heard of this being done? Do any mechanical keyboard gurus think this would be a bad idea? Any thoughts?
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ducky keyboards have mixed switches I believe but not you described though. worth looking into though.
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sure it is possible, but i think browns are a cross between blacks and blues. It has been done where modders has switched the switches out and uses tougher or lighter springs.
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sure it is possible, but i think browns are a cross between blacks and blues. It has been done where modders has switched the switches out and uses tougher or lighter springs.
Like the blues, the brown's actuating point is far below the reset point, resulting in the issue I'm having when I need to, say, delete 8 words of text, or try to do an... ellipses...





Or use Enter to create a large break.


The blacks, clears, and reds have an actuation and reset point which are very close together.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Humpsalot View Post
Like the blues, the brown's actuating point is far below the reset point, resulting in the issue I'm having when I need to, say, delete 8 words of text, or try to do an... ellipses...





Or use Enter to create a large break.


The blacks, clears, and reds have an actuation and reset point which are very close together.
Only blues reset above the actuation point. 0.5 mm above the actuation point to be exact. Browns actuate and reset at 2.0 mm into the press, which is the same as blacks.
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http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:13046
go mod your blues into ghetto browns.
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Only blues reset above the actuation point. 0.5 mm above the actuation point to be exact. Browns actuate and reset at 2.0 mm into the press, which is the same as blacks.
According to the OCN uber-guide on mechanical keyboards, that doesn't seem to be the case. Note the charts for Blue and Brown switches.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/4...ard-guide.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Humpsalot View Post
According to the OCN uber-guide on mechanical keyboards, that doesn't seem to be the case. Note the charts for Blue and Brown switches.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/4...ard-guide.html
Look at the key travel at the bottom of the graph.

Edit: Wait, how is the actuating point before the reset, that makes no sense.... Well it makes sense but it's pointless. If the actuation point is at 1.2mm you will have to release the key to that point so you can actuate again, regardless of where the reset point is located.

At least that's my understanding. Those graphs are whack, they don't even use the same terminology.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/19/11 at 1:28pm
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I think the actuation point and reset point are labelled backwardss on that graph, because the actuation point is definately below the bump and the reset is above both, i can confirm this as im typing on browns right now.
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Manyak's guide has the wrong graph for brown Cherry MX switches. The labels are wrong.
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