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dandy72 wrote:
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.
I did, for years; cherry keyboards are cheap.

Then someone gave me a corsair keyboard. A gaming keyboard, K68 RGB. Mechanical. Backlit with that nice RGB. 'spensive.

And I spilt coffee on it. Twice, dammit.

..but the thing is spill-resistant. There's youtube video's with people pouring water on it and continuing their games. And water isn't as sticky as coffee with sugar, but taking it apart per instructions, it was very easy to clean.

I also smoke; did I mention that? Ash and coffee make a kind of cement when combined. And the keyboard was as good as new after a quick clean. TWO times I messed up, and it just shrug it off.

Ain't ever going back to those cheap cherry's, costly as the Corsair is, it convinced me.

dandy72 wrote:
1) I'm used to finding the Windows key by feel
Most people are used to operate their mouse with the same hand. I switch hands every two months, since school (approx 20 years ago)? Still not as quick with left, but enough for a game without dying. You get used quickly, even if it annoys you for a week.

dandy72 wrote:
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.
Year, this one was weird to me too; even the German keyboard has a bigger enter-key. It's usually smaller on their layout due to extra buttons.

dandy72 wrote:
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.
There's freeware for that. See "AutoIT". Does a lot more too, you'll like it.

dandy72 wrote:
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.
Sounds more like a reason to hit 4 arguments Big Grin | :-D

..but I do agree on the enter-key. I'd prefer to loose one of the useless keys.
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