#5859 NORM FutureF: Need a way to tactily distinguish keys on top row

Walter Bender walter at laptop.org
Wed Jan 9 10:08:10 EST 2008


All three "bars" along the top row of the keyboard act as "analog" sliders
when the FN key is held down. They have four distinct key assignments under
normal operation.

-walter

On Jan 9, 2008 2:51 AM, Zarro Boogs per Child <bugtracker at laptop.org> wrote:

> #5859: Need a way to tactily distinguish keys on top row
>
> --------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
>  Reporter:  mgorse       |       Owner:  walter
>      Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
>  Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  FutureFeatures
>  Component:  keyboards    |     Version:
> Resolution:               |    Keywords:
>  Verified:  0            |    Blocking:
>  Blockedby:               |
>
> --------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
>
> Comment(by AlbertCahalan):
>
>  Notches along both edges wouldn't be too bad. That leaves the top smooth,
>  which is important for the slider.
>
>  The non-slider keys could just be made distinct. Having them connected at
>  all is undesirable.
>
>  The slider is a funny case. Ideally, the user would not know or care that
>  there are 7 distinct buttons. Ideally, there would be an infinite number
>  of buttons. It is after all supposed to be a slider.
>
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> Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/5859#comment:3>
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Walter Bender
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