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Keyboards - MacBook vs Windows differences

I've used "Windows" keyboards (separate and mainstream laptops), and am now using a MacBook air. Mac's keyboard is obviously different - I mean physically. The keys don't 'sink' as far in when ...
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5answers
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Split mechanical keyboard

Is there any sensible solution to the "Shoulders are wider than the keyboard" wrist-pain issue? I am currently spending 6-8 a day in terminal/vim, and I would be willing to invest in a solution to ...
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Can I stop the keypress beep on my Kinesis Advantage keyboard?

I'm a bit of an ergo freak and recently bought a Kinesis Advantage keyboard. The manual says to press Program+\ but that doesn't stop the keyboard's speaker making that awful noise; in fact it changes ...
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0answers
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Using the arrow keys quicker? [closed]

One of the slowest things I have to do when typing is use the arrow keys. I know a lot of hardcore programmers use vim when writing programs and that h, j, k, and l are used to move the cursor, but ...
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2answers
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How to calculate the ideal keyboard layout for programmers?

I'm thinking about creating a new keyboard layout for programming. Now I mostly program in HTML, JavaScript/jQuery/CoffeeScript, CSS/LESS/SASS, though I may dabble in shell scripting & RegEx ...
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0answers
80 views

alternating between devices and rsi [closed]

I'm having light RSI issues in both wrists and I'm looking for best setup from RSI perspective. Is it pragmatic and healthy to alternate between devices at home and work? I use Apple keyboard and ...
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9answers
5k views

How do I hit the CTRL key without straining my pinky?

When I'm using Chrome, Powerpoint, Notepad++, etc. I take a lot of advantage of the keyboard shortcuts in those programs. However, this gets a bit tedious and straining, having my pinky stretch down ...
2
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4answers
195 views

How can we minimize the amount of mouse clicking and key pressing?

I want to reduce the amount of unnecessary mouse clicking and key pressing for the health of my fingers. How many ways are there to reduce the number of them? I've already switch the amount of ...
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1answer
166 views

Is a standard keyboard tray ergonomic? [closed]

Is a standard keyboard tray ergonomic, like the ones found in generic Staples computer desks? Or is it better to have a larger desk with room for both the monitor and keyboard to rest?
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2answers
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Removed space bar to clean, now it doesnt want to work!

I removed the space bar to clean my MS Natural Ergonomic 7000 and now I cant get the thing to work effectively when I type! I have to hit directly in the center, and it's hard to push. What the heck ...
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4answers
1k views

Solutions for one-handed typing on a regular keyboard [closed]

Are there any well-estabilished solutions for using a computer efficiently with the left hand on the keyboard exclusively, and the right on the mouse; optimized for, but not limited to programming? ...
2
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1answer
391 views

Any laptops with curved keyboards? [closed]

My wife has an old-ish Acer Aspire. She really likes the slightly-curved keyboard. However, the newer models I've looked at don't seem to have this anymore. Her current laptop is on the way out, ...
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2answers
2k views

Keyboard similar to laptop keyboards for a desktop

I want to use a keyboard that requires minimal effort pushing down with minimal (if any at all) space between keys. I like the new Apple keyboards, but I want something closer to the feel of a laptop ...
3
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1answer
412 views

Are “ergnomic” keyboards good for you? [closed]

I currently own the Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 USB Keyboard: It is pretty comfortable, keys are soft, pretty standard layout. Only problem is that sometimes it feels like my fingers get a little ...
1
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1answer
569 views

iMac keyboard alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which keyboard would you recommend? Not sure if this belongs on serverfault but here goes I just got a Mac and find the mouse to be completely awesome, truly, the more ...
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5answers
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Tips for getting latte or soda out of your keyboard?

For the first time in my entire life yesterday, I accidentally spilled some latte in my ergonomic keyboard. The keys are starting to stick a bit now, and I was just wondering if there was some way to ...