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killchain
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Oct 24, 2016
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Kind of on the fence about this one... I'd miss the F row very much.
Oct 24, 2016
Pandemos
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Oct 25, 2016
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No you won't. Layers my friend. Layers. Ask any Pok3r user. I know I have a hard time going back.
Oct 25, 2016
killchain
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Oct 25, 2016
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Yes, layers, but they're still one keystroke away if you're using the whole keyboard.
Oct 25, 2016
SamPittman
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Oct 25, 2016
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For reference, the default layout is not too hard to use. The Fn keys are under the number keys, and the "f1" (push-and-hold-for-layer-1) is assigned to two switches near the left and right index fingers. https://configurator.input.club/?layout=MDErgo1-Default I think it works pretty well for me. I don't hit the Fn keys enough for it to be a problem.
Now, if I were using some kind of CAD or drawing program where those function keys were crucial and frequently used, then it could be a problem.
Oct 25, 2016
killchain
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Oct 25, 2016
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Yes, I've got basic understanding of how layers work, but when you have to deal with combinations like Alt + F7, Shift + F6, Ctrl + F1, Alt + Shift + F11 and so on, pressing one more key seems bothersome. I'm a heavy IDE user. That's why keyboards like VE.A seem more reasonable (if we neglect the price for a moment). Speaking of it, does someone know of a board similar to the VE.A - programmable, TKL or full, but not split (to keep the price lower)?
Oct 25, 2016
SamPittman
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Oct 25, 2016
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"Yes, I've got basic understanding of how layers work..."
Absolutely. I was just offering my own experience, for anyone who is reading.
"...but when you have to deal with combinations like Alt + F7, Shift + F6, Ctrl + F1, Alt + Shift + F11 and so on, pressing one more key seems bothersome."
Yes, indeed. That is a strong case for having dedicated Fn keys.
Oct 25, 2016
nomaded
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Nov 2, 2016
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"Yes, I've got basic understanding of how layers work, but when you have to deal with combinations like Alt + F7, Shift + F6, Ctrl + F1, Alt + Shift + F11 and so on, pressing one more key seems bothersome."
And at that point, you can reprogram the keyboard to make those macros happen with a single keypress, if you like.
Nov 2, 2016
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