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    As many already know, I have used the same alps switch keyboard for the past 25 + years (Omni Key 101).

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    In fact, I like it so much that I purchased 2 additional new 101 keyboards 15 years ago when Northgate announced that they were going out of business and production on this keyboard would stop. The original one has worked flawlessly so other than testing them to make sure they worked I have not taken the new ones out of the boxes.

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    It takes something out of the ordinary to even make me look at another user input peripherial.... BUT... Das Keyboard is running a 24% off sale (until the end of the month) on their switch keyboards and since this "OT" forum was put up I figured I would pass this along to any of you serious coders who want a nice "finger interface".

    http://www.daskeyboard.com/back-to-school-promotion/

    Well I thought enough of these new switch keyboards to order one for myself. We'll see if the 101 goes back in the box once the Das Keyboard arrives

    No, I don't get any spiffs or brownie points for this. I am just passing it along because I feel that it is a good keyboard and they NEVER discount their products.

    Oh... even with 24% off it is not inexpensive so don't get scared when you see the price.
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    Ooohhh! I like this one for pure stealth typing and to prevent over-the shoulder password sniping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayC View Post
    Ooohhh! I like this one for pure stealth typing and to prevent over-the shoulder password sniping.

    They make that one for the hard core coders. You would be surprised how many are out there on the used market once the person who purchased it found out they really DID need to see which key was which

    I was going to order one of these as this is what my laptops look like after a short time with me
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    Or for those who are adherants to the Dvorak standard over QWERTY.
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    Mike,

    Try these guys then:- http://www.laptopkey.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayC View Post
    Or for those who are adherents to the Dvorak standard over QWERTY.
    My Omni Key 101 is selectable for the Dvorak layout. Just throw the dip switches, pull the caps and put them back on in a different location. That is all that is required to use the Dvorak keyboard layout.

    I'm too ingrained with QWERTY to go to something new.

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    Mike,

    Try these guys then:- http://www.laptopkey.com
    Keys?.. we don't need to see no stinking keys....

    I have been typing since 1964 (mostly because my hand writing was so poor that I had to). After more than 45 years of sitting at a keyboard I don't need to see the keys to find what I am looking for. I still ordered the Das Keyboard with the lettering on the keys though
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    OH the pains of trying to retrain myself to use the Drovak keyboad...

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    Once I also had an issue WhatsApp keyboard which doesn't appear on it's typing screen so I searched a lot and found about this GBWhatsApp and it solve my issue and I think you should also find an software like this which solve your issue too.

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