New keyboard layouts
NoiseEHC at freemail.hu
Wed Apr 28 14:47:02 EDT 2010
Could you just put UP to the place of ?, put ? to the place of RIGHT,
and put RIGHT to the place of UP?
I am not THAT old to understand what is so cool about that "hjkl vi
arrangement" and I guess no children will either.
I feel that moving just one more key from its 101 key standard position
cannot suck more that the current arrow key arrangement...
Walter Bender wrote:
> 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.
>>>> 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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