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Since you're obviously interested in effective design (i.e. removing the caps lock key, etc.) why not use the Dvorak keyboard? Dvorak keyboard layouts come standard with Linux. I'm using one to type this. However, Dvorak is only suited to English and a few other Latin-alphabet languages. We have to allow QWERTY, since more people use it, and also French AZERTY, German QWERTZ, and so on, as well as layouts for other writing systems --Mokurai 18:56, 28 October 2006 (EDT)
ANS: When invented in 1878, it was a good design for the mechanical typewriter because it achieved its purpose of slowing the typist to prevent typebars from jamming. In these days of the electronic keyboard, its design is obsolete.
Ergonomic Keyboards By DataHand To Reduce Keying Stress.
Yes. Only the letters B, T, N, and Y are assigned to different fingers than they are on the traditional flat keyboard (on the DataHand keyboard, B, T, N, and Y have to be moved to a different place to fit into the DataHand five-keys-per-finger design). The thumb key assignments are arranged in an intuitive, easy to learn layout.
Entering letters using Graffiti usually requires MANY strokes and changes of direction. For example, to enter E, English language's most frequent letter, Graffiti requires four strokes and three direction changes) On the other hand, entering letters using MessagEase only requires one tap or stroke. Compared to Palm's QWERTY keyboard, MessagEase has only 11 keys (only 9 keys for the letters). Therefore MessagEase's keys are bigger, hence easier and faster to target.
BlackBerry from O2 - FAQs
NUM/Triangle Symbol Key - The triangle lets you type in one number. To use the Number Lock facility you need to press ALT together with the Num key. This then sets Number Lock to on until you press the ALT key again. CAP/Triangle Symbol Key - The triangle allows you to type in one capital letter. If you press the ALT key with the CAPS/Triangle key, this allows you to keep typing capital letters until you press the ALT key again.
Technical faq - OSx86
There are a few tips regarding this subject on the forums. PS/2 apparently is not recognized by OS X if there is a USB mouse attached. The easiest solution is to use USB keyboard and mouse, or some mice include an adapter to allow them to operate off the PS/2 mouse port. Basically, you need to be all one way or the other for the OS to function correctly. Alternatively, people have found that sometimes going into BIOS and disabling the USB (legacy) keyboard and mouse settings work.
MobileRead Wiki - ILiad FAQ - Technical
There is not USB keyboard module in the current kernel, but it is possible to install user-built HID kernel modules and an event redirector to enable the use of the USB keyboard with applications like rxvt. So far all my files only show their name, so I suppose it probably will have to be a specific format to show this extra information. You can have subdirectories.
Logic FAQ: Editors
In the Event/Matrix/Score editor double click (not single click; this is important) the MIDI-In status button. Now when you select a specific note, you can affect the velocity and pitch by triggering your controller. So this does what you want basically, but it alters both pitch and velocity together. So as long as you hit the correct note on your keyboard controller, you can edit the velocity via the sensitivity with which you strike your MIDI keyboard as you originally wanted to do.
ANS: Most users are silent sufferers – except for those who filed for workmen comp when the problem becomes acute enough to affect their occupational health. But problems are legion, and have been well-documented in such articles as “The Curse of Qwerty” – http://www.tks.buffalo.edu/~scomings/Sgc/dv-art.html
ANS: An economic theory stating that when a product has been in the market long enough, a phenomena called path dependence creates a situation of inter-related dependencies that make it difficult if not impossible for new (and better) products to crash in. Qwerty is often quoted as the classic example since the Dvorak - a supposedly better keyboard – was not able to dethrone it.
OLPC FAQ - OLPCWiki
The hand crank is still there, it just moved to the AC adapter. It didn't make ergonomic sense to have it on the laptop, and it put mechanical stress on the laptop itself. It also means that power generation is entirely independent of the laptop which invites other charging mechanisms to be used such as Freecharge portable charger, car batteries, bullock-driven generators, etc.
VTK FAQ - KitwarePublic
For a program to be able to display a graphical interface (that is, display windows that allow mouse and keyboard interaction) it must be an Application Bundle. If a plain UNIX executable tries, there will be various bugs, such as keyboard and mouse events not working. Many of the example VTK applications are built as plain UNIX executables, and thus have these problems. This is VTK bug 2025. When you build your own VTK application, be sure it is in the form of an Application Bundle.
ANS: Since the Qwerty arrangement is not logical or intuitive, learning it is like learning non-sensical letter arrangements - requiring repetition and drill, for weeks and months. Truth is, Qwerty wasn’t designed for ease of learning.
There are many default key bindings built in to the widgets of Perl/Tk. Making proper use of them often involves setting up the right callback. (You may wish to consult the examples in BindTable.pod for help with this subject.
Herb's Mac Stuff FAQ
Almost ANY older Mac keyboard or mouse is usable on almost any older Mac, from the SE to Power Macs. They are connected to what Apple called the ADB port. Check my parts section for such keyboards. Use the images, name or model number to select which keyboard you wish. I simply don't know which keyboard was shipped when with what system; or if your system uses another keyboard. They will all function, each offers features or additional keys which may be useful to you.
Cygwin/X Frequently Asked Questions
Some keyboard layouts are configured according to the Windows keyboard settings. For these layouts no special change is needed. For all other layouts there is the possibility to configure the layout via commandline options. The mainoption for changing the layout is -xkblayout countrycode where countrycode is in most cases the 2 character code which also represents the country in internet adresses (e.g.
Cygwin/X Frequently Asked Questions
You can try using an xmodmap file for your keyboard layout from a GNU/Linux distribution (e.g. RedHat). Or, you can use xkeycaps to automatically generate a modmap for one of over 208 different layouts. See the xkeycaps home page to download and for more information.
FAQ - Colemak
Most people can switch easily between keyboard layouts on a regular basis. After using QWERTY for many years, it's not forgotten quickly. Even if you forget, after a quick glance at the keyboard you'll be able to recall it. You are likely to experience a small drop in typing speed and accuracy when typing on QWERTY.