I'm a big fan of the Ctrl, Alt, and Shift keyboards, but one layout I've loved for a long time and never see is the 80% numpad. I.e. instead of being tenkeyless, it's navless, as a 60%, F key row, and numpad. It could easily be a modification of the Ctrl if there was enough interest for Drop to make one.
Help! My ALT Keeps Resetting (among other issues...)
I recently got into the hobby and finally got a Drop-Alt! But, some things have popped up that have been less than ideal.
First: whenever my computer is turned on, the Alt’s color function settings go back to the default scrolling rainbow LEDS- it’s only a little tedious to keep having to go back to the LEDs I want, but for a $200 keyboard, this shouldn’t happen right? I’ve noticed the red restart light comes on on the keyboard’s edgelight. Maybe I'm dumb and every mech keyboard does this?
Second: The ctrl key does not work- I’ve remapped it in place of the “windows” key, but combined with the first issue I’m worried that there might be something wrong with the circuitry. I’ve tried seeing if the switch’s pegs got bent somehow but the switch puller included with the ALT (while pretty) does not work- the angle is just too steep.
Has anyone else had these problems? I was really excited to get this keyboard but even these minor issues are pretty major to me considering the price-...
I am using CTRL High Profile + Panda switches and MiTo Canvas.
Previously I used Halo Clear and had the repeating key problems, so I changed it to Panda.
Now, the repeating problem is back again..
If this hasn't been suggested before I think really high quality Cherry stem Topre sliders (ie as good as Novatouch, not the cheap ones on Ebay, etc) would be very much welcome. I think given Drop's resources they'd be able to manufacture something like this?
Some of the keys on my keyboard have wrong color. For example, if a particular color pattern should have all LEDs colored yellow, I notice that few of the LEDs have blue color for instance and not yellow. The LEDs that display wrong color are the same across different colored patters. I notice this problem across only a few LED pattern. Is anyone else having such an issue? Any suggestion on how to solve this? Thanks in advance.
I recently put together a Planck keyboard and I have noticed some keys don't type as they're supposed to. For instance D types as S and A types as F ect. I have switched out the switches on the board I was wondering if anybody knew a fix for this.