319-Keys Keyboard: Shortcut-S, Photoshop Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
Shortcut-S Photoshop keyboard
Shortcut-S Photoshop keyboard poster.

It's size is 403mm × 306mm × 8mm. Very big and clunky. It has 319 keys.

want more info? See its home page at

what do i think? am not sure about it.

First of all, it's key overkill. Also, the key are flat surface, not real keys. This means, when you use this keyboard, it's like the dashboard on a cockpit. Your eyes will be constantly looking at it, instead of the screen, and both of your hands, will be coordinating with eyes to press the right button.

also, of the hundreds of photoshop functions, or the hundreds for emacs 〔►see List of Emacs Default Keybinding〕, or the hundreds of Second Life keys 〔►see Second Life Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet〕 or 3D modelers or 3D games…

80% of time you are using the 20% of the functions. In other words, of the hundred functions of a complex app, there are some 20% that you use 80% of the time.

so, this means, all you need is some 20 or 30 extra function keys. That'd solve all the problems. Also, when there are lots more keys, you'll forget which function are where, or have to look at the keys.

i think a much better system, is to add 30 keys to your keyboard. For example:

get a 17 buttons mouse.

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Get a keypad.

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〔►see Programable Keypads

and, turn your keyboard's number keypad into function keys. 〔►see How to Program Number Keypad as Function Keys〕.