Been debugging my keyboard this evening, trying to find out why the F10 key wasn't working:
@Jason_Dodd Strangely the F10 key did what the F11 should do, and vice versa. No idea why that should be... 😉
@Jason_Dodd No. My son had refurbished this old IBM keyboard and added an ATtiny controller and given it to me as a present. In reassembling it he'd swapped these keys. I have his keycap puller and simply swapped the keys. It's out of service just now because the ATtiny microUSB to USB-A cable I installed failed and needs replacing, then it'll be my main (noisy but great to use) keyboard.
@perloid That makes sense. I love those keyboards, too. But I like ones with trackpoint better so I settled a rubber dome ibm space saver ii.
@Jason_Dodd Each to his own. I mainly use a desktop with keyboard and mouse, and if not that a laptop with USB keyboard and mouse, so I want a big clunky keyboard if I can get one.
@perloid Don't get me wrong, I love that keyboard, too. If I hadn't fallen in love with the trackpoint, I'd be using a honking buckling spring myself. In fact I started with the famous model m on a dumb terminal.
If I could find one with 3 button trackpoint, I'd go for it.
And, if I may, that's one heck of a gift!
@Jason_Dodd A 3 button trackpoint is not something I've used, so I defer to your experience.
Yes, the rebuilt keyboard was an amazing Christmas present given I know it took a lot of time to strip down and rebuild, not to speak of the setting up of the controller software. It's really cool 😃
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