Programmable laptop keyboards

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Aside from the undeniably superior feel of a mechanical keyboard, one of the other biggest personal draws for me is the ability to rebind keys and switch layers (such as on the Vortex Poker).
Why doesn't this exist in laptop keyboards (build-in keyboards)? I've not been able to find a single example of a laptop keyboard that, at the very least, allows non-software controlled key remapping. For this reason, using a laptop for _anything_ approaching real work has become impossible.
Has anyone in this community stumbled across an integrated keyboard that allows this?
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jceaser
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Feb 8, 2017
If your on the mac you could take a look at https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/ which I have been using for many months now. It does not seam to be interfere with my systems and misbehave in any way and I can do tricks like resign the right command key to be a "meta" key and then attach actions to key strokes like "meta-s" to open slack. I also wrote configurations to state that keypresses from a specific physical number pad would issue key sequences for specific tasks, in my case debugger commands (step forward, step over, continue).
Makami
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Feb 7, 2017
No, so far i've not seen something like that at laptops. Maybe this http://martin-stone.github.io/touchcursor/overview.html should give you anything you want, although being a very good software solution (Windows).