Why are 2018 Retina MacBook Air function keys so big?

thadoggfather

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Oct 1, 2007
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Just noticed this playing with one at the store

they are unnecessarily large! not a deal breaker but not a fan of this small detail

how odd
 

Loge

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Jun 24, 2004
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As someone who uses the escape key and function keys quite a bit, I certainly prefer them to the miniscule F keys you usually get on laptops. And they are still smaller than the regular keys, so I would hardly describe them as "unecessarily large".
 

Mackinjosh

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Aug 21, 2014
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As someone who uses the escape key and function keys quite a bit, I certainly prefer them to the miniscule F keys you usually get on laptops. And they are still smaller than the regular keys, so I would hardly describe them as "unecessarily large".
Also much nicer than the Touch Bar. I prefer the size of the function keys on my Magic Keyboard. They're basically the same size as every other key.
 

ascender

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Dec 8, 2005
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I'll be honest, I never noticed this and have found them to be fine. I was in the camp of not minding the TouchBar, but I never really loved it and now I have an Air, I really don't miss it at all.
 
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