New keyboard layouts
walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 12:28:18 EDT 2010
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Tiago Marques <tiagomnm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was just looking at the layout again and just noticed the new arrow keys
> placement. That is a very awkward placement. Is that definitive or can you
> do something like shorten the shift key to accommodate the UP arrow?
> I suppose that would be another hard sell for deployments against netbooks
> with the regular placement of keys.
> Best regads,
We debated this one. A shorter shift key would be difficult to type
on. We opted to emulate the hjkl vi arrangement.
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Tiago Marques <tiagomnm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I must ask, what's the default behavior of function keys in the new
>> layout? Fn changes them to F keys, or are they F keys without Fn pressed?
>> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
>>> > The following are the keyboard layouts and legends for these
>>> > new keyboards. Much thanks to Walter Bender for developing
>>> > these given a bad set of constraints.
>>> > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_English_Non-membrane_Keyboard
>>> There may be users who wish to plug in an external keyboard. Such
>>> external keyboards often have function keys grouped in sets of four.
>>> Such grouping places F5 at the beginning of a row of four keys, and
>>> places F6 in the middle of a row of four keys.
>>> Suppose users might be pressing the key for 'frame' more often than the
>>> key for 'search'. Should the 'frame' function be assigned to the F5
>>> key, since on external keyboards the F5 key might be easier to locate ?
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