Glow in the dark stickers for keyboards.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by piatti, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. piatti macrumors 6502a

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  2. lwood1 macrumors 6502

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    I don't even know why they put the letters on the keys? Why would you need glow in the dark?
     
  3. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Huh?
     
  4. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    touch type.
     
  5. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I touch type too, but in the dark it can be difficult finding where the keys are and especially fork keys like F-rows. etc. And I have family members who can't touch type.
     
  6. NZed macrumors 65816

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    you have a MBP... maybe the illuminating keyboard light perhaps?
     
  7. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but I was thinking more for the Windows laptop.
     
  8. lwood1 macrumors 6502

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    I don't even know why they put letters on the keys, why would you want glow in the dark?

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    My keyboard has handy little notches on the J and F keys so you know where to line your hands up. You better teach your family to touch type! Shoot my grandma can touch type :)
     
  9. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Awesome. You know how to touch type. Many, many, people, including myself, do not. I've been a heavy computer user for nearly 30 years, and I still can't touch-type. I apologize.

    I'm sure you can custom-order some keys if you don't want the letters.

    And yes, you do know why they put letters on the keys. I can only imagine why you say you don't know.

    But why would you even need those if you are so awesome at typing?
     
  10. lwood1 macrumors 6502

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    Day in and day out with typing and you have to look? Shoot get Mavis Beacon or something. Learn it in a day.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  12. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Most keyboards have "nipples" on the "F" and "J" keys help position your hands without looking. Not being able to see the F-row keys is a hassle. But in a pinch you can count from the left and minus 1 for the F-key#, the first key is usually the escape key.

    I wouldn't bother with glow in the dark keys though. For someone who can't touch type, glow in the dark keys would be useless as well. By the time they complete a sentence, the luminescence would have faded already. A desk lamp is cheap. Heck a USB reading light would be a better alternative to the glow in the dark stickers.
     

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