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I need help choosing a mechanical keyboard.

I am super hard on keyboards. I have killed 2 fancy ergonomic ones and more cheap keyboards than I can count in the past 4 years so I have decided to splurge on a nice mechanical keyboard, that can hopefully stand up to my destructive ways, well that and I really like the clicky clacky sensation when I type that you don't seem to get on modern keyboards. I have read various forums & even an old question on the green and all I have done is confuse myself so looking for some suggestions. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Jul 9, 2014 - 16 answers

The right hand of darkness

My right hand and arms have slowly been developing an ache or cramp over the last two weeks that gets worse when I use a trackpad or smartphone. (I'm right-handed.) I'm also starting a software engineering internship tomorrow. What should I do to keep my hands okay? [more inside]
posted by glass origami robot on Jun 8, 2014 - 17 answers

My phone doesn't know me anymore.

Up until a week or two ago, my phone's predictive text function predicted not just which word I was typing, but also which word I was likely to type next. It used an algorithm which not only paired common words, but which (and this is the important bit) also learned which words I used frequently. Now that's not happening any more. Predictive text is still working, but it doesn't seem to be learning my vocabulary any more. How can I make this work again? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Mar 24, 2014 - 11 answers

My hands and wrists hurt. Help?

My hands and my wrists really hurt doing any activity that engages them, I don't see my doctor for until December 29th, and I have things I need to get done involving my hands. Looking for some ideas/short term solutions to keep functioning until I see the doc next in a couple weeks. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Dec 12, 2013 - 16 answers

How can I type stress marks on Mac OS using the Russian keyboard?

How can I type stress marks on Mac OS X using the Russian keyboard? I'm talking about, for example, the ´ marks like in "Соединённые Шта́ты Аме́рики"—the а́ and the е́. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Sep 9, 2013 - 10 answers

What's the latest word in bluetooth keyboards?

My Mac's 10-year-old bluetooth keyboard is acting up, and I'm pretty sure that it's death is imminent. I'd like to find a replacement, but Apple long ago stopped making full-sized wireless keyboards -- what are some good alternatives that exist in 2013? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Feb 13, 2013 - 6 answers

I don't want to watch my fingers anymore

Based on this thread, touch typing has changed people's lives. I have been watching my fingers type for more than forty years, so I may not be able to make the change, but I'm willing to put forth a good effort. What software-based training program is likely to be effective to help an adult fast finger-typist become a fast(er?) touch typist?
posted by cameradv on Dec 27, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me choose my next keyboard

Recommend me a new keyboard (/mouse combo) for my PC [more inside]
posted by quaisi on Feb 3, 2011 - 7 answers

How do people typing these days?

How do most people type here ? (And on the internet in general?) Are most people touch-typers? Do people get trained at school these days? I use about three fingers on each hand but am pretty fast nevertheless. I have seen a lot of "bashers" and "peckers" in my time. I am just wondering what the "norm" is these days.
posted by zaebiz on Jan 10, 2011 - 98 answers

Wireless mechanical keyboard?

I recently bought a SteelSeries 7g and I just love it. My only gripe is that it's wired... I've looked around on the net for a wireless mechanical keyboard (ie. one with clicky keys) but no luck. Does anyone know of something like this, whether bluetooth or RF-linked? Otherwise, would it be possible/feasible to mod my 7g with the components from a wireless or BT keyboard?
posted by mandrake on Sep 29, 2010 - 5 answers

character hijack on keyboard

Every once in a while my keyboard is only able to type weird symbols like this. Does anyone know what is hijacking my computer? [more inside]
posted by pjenks on Jun 29, 2010 - 5 answers

A paradigm shift.

How to correct a specific bad typing habit? [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Apr 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Typing: from 60wpm to 90wpm

From a reasonably good [60wpm] looking-at-the-keys typist to a reasonably good [90wpm] touch typist. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Dec 13, 2009 - 21 answers

Ache in my hand from using the computer. Solutions?

Ache in my hand from using the computer. Solutions? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Mar 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Keyboard rearranges letters

My keyboard is substituting letters: a and q are switched, z and w, punctuation rearranged; It is not the keyboard hardware itself - tried with a different keyboard; I rebooted; I am at a loss for what else it could be: Sorry for weird punctuation:
posted by Jeanne on Feb 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me, Metafilter? Or, hel me etafilter?mp

My laptop keyboard cursor randomly backtracks one space as I type. This only seems to happen in Firefox. Has anyone else had this problem, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by minus zero on Jan 8, 2009 - 6 answers

MacBook Pro keyboard sensitivity

Can the sensitivity of a MacBook Pro keyboard vary? Can it be changed? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Dec 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Forsooth, facilitate fixing my four-fingered typing

Help me break some bad keyboarding habits as painlessly as possible. [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Feb 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Good keyboards for RSI problems

RSI - a dear friend has bad repetitive injuries (carpal tunnel problems)...it gets bad when she types....and allieviates when she stops. Oh, yeah, she's a professoinal writer. No - not RSI advice....keyboard advice. Have you (or someone you know) had comfort (or a reduction of discomfort) from using a particular keyboard? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Dec 16, 2005 - 36 answers

typeyfilter

I'm almost 30 and I can't type properly--that is, I can't touch-type. My problem: I am fairly good (~35 wpm) at the three-finger-and-thumb-vision-assisted-hunt-and-peck. Unfortunately, this goes to heck when I transcribe or read while typing and can no longer glance at the keyboard. Has anyone out there successfully broken bad keyboard habits? How? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Dec 1, 2005 - 43 answers

Apple keys for a PC Keyboard?

Is there anyone selling keys with Apple markings for PC keyboards? (Or do I have other options?) [more inside]
posted by ontic on Aug 24, 2005 - 15 answers

How to remove keyboard lettering?

Inspired by this, I want to remove the lettering from my iBook's keyboard. What is the best method to do this cleanly? [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on May 18, 2005 - 25 answers

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