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Prevents a lot of people from using my computer. tongue.gif

QFT.
I actually bought my previous blank keyboard for that reason.. So my mom would stop asking to use my PC lofl
post #12 of 16
If you can touch type it wont be a problem while trying to type. The HHKB takes a little more learning just because you need incorperate the fn key often for simple things like del. So when doing things like cnrl alt del, you actually pushing 4 keys rather than 3. That part is relativly easy, because once you learn the mapping of the keys its easy. What becomes more difficult is while gaming and your fingers arent fixed on the home row. Like Crazy said earlier, this is where you may run into some frustration. For example when I would play sc2 with my blank HHKB, I would try and use my left hand to push the "I" key to train an immortal. Did I actually press "I" or did I hit "O" or "U"? This would cause me to often double check to make sure I hit the right key. Unless you build the muscle memory for clicks like this, it will be frustrating for some time. If your going to be using it for typing however, I would say go for it. It will only help with touch typing even more.
    
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As an owner of a blank keyboard, and one that might as well be, I can say it does take getting used to. I found that the numbers aren't that big of a deal, it's when you single out keys in games that it starts becoming a real issue.

Since your hands won't be in "touch typing" position, suddenly knowing how to touch type is completely useless, and singling out "i" to open your inventory is a lot trickier then it was before. Eventually you'll get over that and be able to do it, but it took be about a year to fully adapt to blank keys.
I agree with this completely. Numbers stopped being an issue for me on my blank keyboard after about a week, the symbols stopped being an issue after about a month, but fire up an MMO and ask me to open my inventory, and I still poke around half lost. It's getting better the more I use it, but it's something I never would have thought about prior to buying a blank keyboard.
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Blank keys didn't bother Nobuyuki Tsujii. Strong pinky action there.

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I agree with this completely. Numbers stopped being an issue for me on my blank keyboard after about a week, the symbols stopped being an issue after about a month, but fire up an MMO and ask me to open my inventory, and I still poke around half lost. It's getting better the more I use it, but it's something I never would have thought about prior to buying a blank keyboard.
Same. Which basically made me remap everything around the WASD, when I can.
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post #16 of 16
Sometimes you have to type with one hand while other hand are holding mouse or phone. At that time it will be hard.

I use Colemak layout, therefore all Qwerty keys are of no use, but I keep the keycaps for others who wants to use my computer in Qwerty mode.
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