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A few days ago I was commiserating about my apparent inability to get my keyboard's spacebar to feel "just right" after a Coke spill and taking it apart to clean it up and then reassembling it. Seems like a lot of people agree that given the value we place on our time, it's simpler to just get a new keyboard.

My reluctance to do just that, in part, stems from the fact that if you can't get the exact same make and model, keyboard manufacturers can't help themselves from fiddling with the layout of their newer models. I went ahead anyway.

I just received my new "Microsoft LXM-00001 Ergonomic" keyboard as the replacement, and this one is no exception. I bought it because in terms of layout, this is the one thing I found that most closely matched what's being replaced. It doesn't have Back/Forward buttons or the zoom level "rocker" my previous one had, but I never used those, so they're not missed. However:

0) There's no gap between the top row (number keys) and the function keys above it, so I often find myself hitting a function key when I'm actually trying to hit a number key.

1) I'm used to finding the Windows key by feel, by searching for the key immediately to the right of the left Ctrl button. They've inserted an Application key between the two, so I'm constantly hitting it unintentionally. This is gonna take some re-learning.

2) The main Enter key is somehow narrower than the one I'm used to, so I'm often hitting the key to its left. But it's not as bad as the item above.

3) I want to reassign some of the extra keys that Windows 10 picked some poor defaults for, and while Microsoft's latest version of their Mouse and Keyboard Center identifies the keyboard exactly, it still doesn't let you change some of those key assignments. Why, I don't know.

4) The numeric keypad has a "Clear" button that only calc.exe seems to recognize. It doesn't bother me since the key it's replacing (the NumLock key) isn't something I ever try to use without looking at the keyboard anyway.

Enough whining. I've got a new keyboard I'm trying to get used to.
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