Using a Second Keyboard as Programable Keypad

By Xah Lee. Date: .

Most programable keypads are expensive, over $80. But, the best solution is just to get a cheap keyboard and make all its keys as macro keys.

You can make a second keyboard to act independently, so can be used as a dedicated macro keyboard.

This gets you 80 or 120 extra keys, at a price of $15 or so.

Here's how-to for Microsoft Windows.

DIY 87-Key Macro Keyboard - Because he has too many keyboard shortcuts!

This can also be done in Linux. But i haven't figured it out yet. It'll take a day or two to figure out.

The problem with this approach is:

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