What type of keyboard do you prefer?

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What type of keyboard do you prefer?

Post by Spook of the lost » 5 months ago

What type of keyboard do you prefer for writing/typing on?

personally I like mechanical keyboards, and specifically IBM model M keyboards because I can type at full speed without issue, plus the click sounds very... hacker-ish.

but I know there's a variety of keyboards out there, membrane, magnetic, wood, hybrid, buckling spring and switch based mechanicals...
and of course laser projected keyboards. :lol:

so what's your preference?
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Post by Megan » 5 months ago

Mechanical keyboards, I've always been curious about. But as I use lap tops, I just use whatever keyboard it has.
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Post by Juneberry » 5 months ago

Like Megan, I just use the keyboard that's part of my laptop. I don't currently have a working desktop, but I do know we have wired keyboards to go with one which hopefully will be usable again someday. But personally, I'm fine with the laptop keyboard... Though I'm a bit miffed that with mine I have to press function to do the usual F5 and such.
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Post by Spook of the lost » 5 months ago

@ juneberry.

in the bios you can reverse that so you need to press it for the volume/brightness, etc functions instead.
I think there's also an option in the operating system settings?

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The main reason I use mechanical is because I type at 110 to 120 wpm fairly consistently once I get caught into something I'm working on, for me membrane and laptop keyboards have a tendency to wear out too fast because they can't stand up to the force and rate I type at, plus I end up usually with a bit of lag where I have to pause for a moment to let the text on the screen catch up... it's actually kind of surreal.

I've not had a chance to use any hybrid keyboards though so I can't really say on those.
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Post by Megan » 5 months ago

My dad and mom always hated when I used their computer. I typed fast and made so much noise. XD
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Post by Spook of the lost » 3 months ago

@ Megan, haha I hear that, I actually use mechanical keyboards at my job too, had to bring them in.
though for some reason the rapid typing makes people feel less worried when I'm writing out support tickets... maybe holywood hacker tropes has helped me some how? lol.
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