Xah Keyboard Blog 2016-07

On Dell laptop, how to change the function keys as F1 to F12?

You can press Fn+Escape to toggle. This works in linux too.

or, in Microsoft Windows, you can use a Dell util.

  1. press the ❖ Window key
  2. type “mblctr”, Enter to open the Windows mobility center.
  3. there, you'll find a box to let you switch F1 to F12 as function keys.

Mac: Key Remapping, Keybinding Tools (updated. Added navigation panel)

Microsoft Windows Keyboard Software Guide (updated. Added navigation panel)

logitech g600 m570 marble trackball 201607
Logitech G600 Gaming MouseLogitech M570 Wireless TrackballLogitech Trackman Marble Mouse

MouseJack keystroke injection attack

if you are 007 and you use a wireless mouse or keyboard, or even bluetooth. You are dead.

MouseJack keystroke injection attack https://www.bastille.net/affected-devices

MouseJack hack affected devices https://www.bastille.net/affected-devices

[Security Vulnerabilities in Wireless Keyboards By Bruce Schneier. At https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/03/security_vulner_6.html , accessed on 2016-07-20 ]

logitech firmware update. http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Mice-and-Pointing-Devices/Logitech-Response-to-Unifying-Receiver-Research-Findings/td-p/1493878?nobounce

got Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball. Updated my review.

Logitech M570 Wireless

Is Keyboard Tenting Important?

Good news. The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard is not vunerable to the KeySweeper password sniffing device


Maglev fans

So now there's mag lev fans.

corsair ml140 mag lev fan
Corsair mag lev fan Corsair magnetic levitation fan

apparently, the advantage is can spin faster and quieter.

buy it!

Mouse Weight Comparison (updated)

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

[Save the Chinese Typewriter By Tom Mullaney. At https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chinesetypewriter/save-the-chinese-typewriter/?platform=hootsuite , accessed on 2016-07-05 ]

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