Late 2013 13" rMBP: Do the arrow keys feel "different" than other keys?

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  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    I'm wondering if I might have a defective keyboard. The arrow keys feel *slightly* different than the other keys; slightly mushier. I can still use them just fine, so I feel like I might be being overly critical, but on an expensive new machine I tend to be a perfectionist, at least for the first few months of owning it.

    I should probably get to an Apple Store and compare to the other units on display, but won't be able to until mid-next-week, so I figured I'd ask here. :)
     
  2. qawsed macrumors regular

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    Mine might feel slightly different. They work fine, I don't care.
     
  3. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    mine are too on the same model

    but like you said its not really a problem

    if it was 2 letter keys, or 2 arrow keys, that were different from one another i would care, but they are different keeys so *in my opinion* it doesn't matter
     
  4. ctrl-click macrumors newbie

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    Mine feel fine, if anythingI'd say they're a little harder to push down than the rest but thats probably because they're a smaller key so the mechanism underneath will have less leverage.
     
  5. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Thanks for the replies! You describe exactly how my arrow keys feel.

    I guess my machine is fine. It's not really a *problem*; I just wanted to make sure the machine isn't defective. I'm a heavy arrow-key user, being a sysadmin and all. :)
     
  6. Omnirai macrumors member

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    Same experience here on my first unit (rMBP 13 haswell). The second unit (the one I own now), the stiffness is about the same as the letter keys. Both worked well tho, I wouldnt bother it too much
     
  7. tigerintank macrumors regular

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    mine feel different if i don't focus on pressing the other keys exactly in the middle. if i do then they feel pretty much the same
     

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