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MSI Vigor GK30 keyboard

photos of my new computer and monitor

Xah Gaming Computer

Drawing Tablet
This thing now works fantastically in Windows. Sucks on the Mac. Now you can use this instead of the mouse. It is because Microsoft Windows support touch screen, Mac doesn't. So you can use a drawing tablet as mouse on Windows.


moonlander keyboard 2020-08-13 WvrMJ-s250
Moonlander 72

added photos.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
minor update

ALPS Switch
Logitech Trackman Marble Review

Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard with silent red switch

Bought a new Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard with Silent Cherry MX Red switches. My old one is cherry mx brown switch. Love the new one. Gonna sell my old. See pic at the link.

Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard Review

why i bought another same? i talked about this many times. in my Xah Talk Show 📺 and in Xah Emacs Blog and here.

Basically, if you have Repetitive Strain Injury, you want light linear switch. I'd say cherry mx red or blue are good. Anything above 45g activation is no good.

also updated:

signum keyboard http://troyfletcher.net/keyboard_sales.html
Very nice design. Notice the big corner key for palm holding technique. This is a great compact keyboard for on the go. Also, the thumbs, can have a flip switch. Watch the video on the site.

Signum keyboard

Keyboard Layout Stagger vs Angled Grid Layout

Logitech G815/G915, Kailh Choc Switch

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Logitech G815/G915

minor updates. The logitech gl switch are just choc switches.

HAVIT thin keyboard 7a497-s249x251

Kailh Choc Switch

Fujitsu KBPC E, Ergosplit Keyboard
minor update

Programable Keyboards with Onboard Memory
minor update

I need to upgrade my machine. I need to upgrade my 2014 mac mini. Which should i buy?.

my basic needs:

currently looking at:


Why I'm Switching from Mac to Windows

flip switch. great innovation in Do It Yourself keyboard.

Cherry MX Thumb paddles are ready!
Nov 18, 2020
Troy Fletcher

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard version 2 is out. see Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

Best Monitor, Xah Pick

Wooden Keyboard
minor update

There is a way to type i think 200 wpm by a shorthand system. And that's not the planck plover faak. Planck Keyboard. But a shorthand system designed for typing. There are many shorthand system designed before, but they are designed for hand writing.

write a essay about this. list and summarize all past shorthand systems, and phonetic systems. and show my abbrev system. also look into basic English, its vocabulary. identify the most common words. also identify the most comment parts of words. remember, phonetic system is a key. try to use that.

currently reworking my JavaScript app for plotting keyboard layout and character frequency

Typing Multi Layouts
minor update

Logitech Trackman Portable Mouse Trackball

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
update. Screenshot using terminal. And best way to copy file path on Mac.

Keyboard Layout, Is Inverted Number Row Better?
minor update

Moonlander Keyboard
added reason about inward thumb bend.

Why Function Keys Are Useful
added a video.

What's the Most Efficient Keyboard Layout?
minor update.

Dvorak vs Programer's Dvorak
minor update.

Keyboard Hardware Dvorak vs Software Dvorak

Japanese Keyboard Layouts minor update.

history. Microsoft revolutionized the keyboard scene in 1994. Microsoft Natural Keyboard. updated.

Review of Microsoft sculpt keyboard and story of my Repetitive Strain Injury
clips from Xah Talk Show 2020-12-02 emacs Sentence Lines, my RSI, Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard, Function Keys

Function Key vs Key Chord, Which is Healthier, Which is Faster?

Efficient Layout for Numbers
minor update

never buy keyboard with function keys in a continuous row

Why Function Keys Are Useful

minor updates.

MS sculpt kbd 20201129 XwxHB-s250
Microsoft Sculpt

Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard now has wireless bluetooth!

Gergo Keyboard more photo of gergo.

TRON Keyboard
new photo

good compact wireless ergo keyboard

Gonna buy this. Need wireless. No other good alternative. I need it for use with Microsoft Surface Pro.

MS sculpt kbd 20201129 XwxHB-s250
Microsoft Sculpt

The alternative is either keychron or niz plum. Keychron not too expensive but not ergo. Or i really want niz plum but too expensive. Plus, they not ergo.

Keychron K1 9VsCw-s250
Keychron K2
niz plum 84 gR8Jj-s250
Niz Plum

Faak. My Gergo Keyboard broke. Now back to X-Bows Keyboard, for use when in bed typing on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4, 2015

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gergo random type 2020-11-25

It happened about twice before, gergo would start to type random by itself. Unplug and replug solved the problem. Today it happened again. But i unplugged the keyboard side instead. After replug, it doesn't work. Repeat replug still the case. When holding a key on the right side, it would then type a string about 20 or so repetition of the key. And i realized, if i unplug the cable that connect them, the right side works fine. .

end of the ergonomic keyboard evolution

I think the ergonomic evolution, began in 2013 by Truly Ergonomic then Ergodox in DIY, with onset of 3d printing and mech keyswitch craze, is over. There is not much new that haven't been explored.

massive key switch master

Max Keyboard All in One Mechanical Keyswitch Tester with Labeled PBT Keycaps Buy at amazon

See also: Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms


VicTsing Pioneer mouse 2020-11 cb8C3-s250
VicTsing Pioneer Mouse
f77 compact model f keyboard 2020-11 XFmpg-s250
Model F Labs Keyboard

Tangent Ripple Grading Panel
someone bought this.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
minor update

Evoluent Vertical Mouse minor update.

Microsoft PowerToys

Windows Keyboard Software Guide

Perixx came out with many colorful 34 mm balls for trackball. Trackball Ball Sizes and Replacement

Kensington Orbit Fusion Trackball NhHXn2-s250
Kensington Orbit Fusion

amazon goodies.

Top Chi Solid Copper Baoding Balls Vks8J-s400
Top Chi Solid Copper Baoding Balls, 1.5 Inch Buy at amazon

see How to Avoid Emacs Pinky

and added protective case to:

Dumang DK6  jamesni 2020-10-23 zVFC7-s2000-s250
Dumang Dk6 Keyboard

more photo and review.

Dumang DK6 Keyboard
added a comment

Sonder Keyboard, 5 years, seems still no product. added video

Varmilo EC Switch c7Mpk-s250
Varmilo EC Switch

minor update.

you buy! Sennheiser HD 820 Headphone Buy at amazon

Corne/Jorne Keyboard

Backspace Key: Key Label's Influence on Key Purpose
minor update

Sun Microsystems Type 6 Keyboard
added a type 7 photo.

Xah Talk Show 2020-09-27 best programable keypad, unix config files, why JavaScript property sucks

minor updates.

Programable Keypad

Univac F-1355-00 Keyboard, 1971
added a video.

keyboard hand iron balls 2020-09-21 zpS88-s900-s250
RSI Hand Exercise Toys

French Letter Frequency, updated.

Xah Talk Show 2020-09-20 Keyboard Layouts, QWERTY Dvorak Colemak, Why PHP is Better Than JavaScript

todo, work on JavaScript to make the interactive char counter app to also show keyboard heatmap.

Major update. Write JavaScript + SVG for all keyboard layout diagrams. Still have lots improvements to do.

xah talk show 2020-09-14, programable keyboard, keyboard input tools for image/video editing

what is this?

geeksocial switch opener shN6X
geeksocial switch opener Buy at amazon
Loupedeck Creative Tool Editing Console 2020-09-14 V6h67-s250
Loupedeck Photo Editing Console

Arrow Keys added several more photos.

review, updated, repost.

Xah Talk Show 2020-09-03, Evolution of Laptop Keyboards

lol, someone bought this. 100 dollars. Was 20 back in 2003

ms comfort curve keyboard 2000 2020-09-03 TX4mB
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000

Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000

microsoft surface book keyboard 2016 58947-s250
Microsoft Surface Book Keyboard
Macbook Pro 2015 keyboard 11256-s250
thinkpad 360PE keyboard 42810-s250
Thinkpad Keyboard

Logitech G604 Mouse added optimal setup for web browsing.

Xah Keyboard Blog Archive

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