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Are there any plans for a TKL version of this (near or long-term)? How long did it take for folks to get used to their first 60%? I'm mainly worried about not having dedicated arrow keys, because I use those a lot.
I don't think so. I'm a little concerned about losing the insert/delete/home/end cluster (coming from a Das Ultimate), but it looks like the function layers should be able to make up for that. You could probably bind WASD to the arrow keys in an alternate function mode if you're concerned about losing them.
There have been whispers of a TKL keyboard. But there are no firm timelines yet.
Now let me be real with you (wow really)
Different people use their keyboard differently. Arrow keys are most certainly not useless, they are a godsend when programming, as they are considerably faster to use than precisely aligning the mouse.
What makes you think people don't often edit documents? If you aren't going to type a lot, then why are you getting this keyboard?
Is not the fact that your are giving out an opinion, it is the way you delivered your message. Just remember that not all programmers code the same way. @dumle29, I have found that to me the lack of arrows did not made much of a difference. Usually 60% keyboards will bind the WASD keys with the Fn button to emulate arrow presses. I have never had a need to go back to my mouse when editing files in a 60% keyboard.
The real cool thing about this keyboard is that you can program each key to do about anything you want. You want to bind arrow keys to OKL; keys, then you can do that. You want all the keys to register 'a', then you can do that too.
You can always program them in the first layer. I use the right shift and the 3 right modifiers that I do not use much.
Oh I'm already typing on my infinity :P People are just different. I sorta do miss my home and end keys, and arrow keys, but I haven't made my own layout yet (I'm waiting for the configurator to actually not be broken)
Out of curiosity, what key do you use for function?
the default has FN layer programmed to bottom left key (in place of ctrl). remember though it is a locking key so you have to press it to get to the FN layer and then press it again to get out of it. I forget what the layout is for the FN layer though.
the default layout has home end and arrow keys on right side of alphanumerics under the function layer.
@OverKill Oh I'm well aware of where they are :) I just don't like them there :P