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another weird question about keyboards.

Marzipan

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I have some some weird neurological gremlins (ha ha, cough it up fuzzball) and while I can type fast, I could type faster if I didn't have to backspace so much to correct errors caused by said gremlins. so, I'm wondering if there are keyboards out there that have a slightly wider spacing between the keys.

I'm laughing to myself because right under this post is one from me asking about ortholinear keyboards, which is the exact opposite of this, LoL!!! I love irony so much! :D
 

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I have some some weird neurological gremlins (ha ha, cough it up fuzzball) and while I can type fast, I could type faster if I didn't have to backspace so much to correct errors caused by said gremlins. so, I'm wondering if there are keyboards out there that have a slightly wider spacing between the keys.

I'm laughing to myself because right under this post is one from me asking about ortholinear keyboards, which is the exact opposite of this, LoL!!! I love irony so much! :D
I think its jsut age honestly. I never used to make spelling mistakes while typing or texting, now I'm doing it all the time. Phone, PC, etc. Doesnt matter the medium. And I dont think it's cognitive, it's more of a physical thing.
 

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the very first thing that came to mind was one with round buttons like the k380 it creates an artificial space between the buttons. But mechanical clicky keyboards with higher force would be less prone to accidental key presses?
 

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the very first thing that came to mind was one with round buttons like the k380 it creates an artificial space between the buttons. But mechanical clicky keyboards with higher force would be less prone to accidental key presses?

I think that's just perceptoin as the K380 has a small footprint as it's designed to be used with things like tablets and phones. taking it's width and comparing it against the MX Mechanical, it's a BIG difference...434mm width for the MX and 279mm for the K...which is about 55% the size of the MX.

the biggest issue is fingers misfiring...particularly my pinky and ring finger on the left hand. sometimes the same glitch out on the right hand, but it's mostly the left that's problematic. bigger keyboards and smaller keyboards like the ortholinear are just two ways to approach finding a solution.
 

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I have some some weird neurological gremlins (ha ha, cough it up fuzzball) and while I can type fast, I could type faster if I didn't have to backspace so much to correct errors caused by said gremlins. so, I'm wondering if there are keyboards out there that have a slightly wider spacing between the keys.
Suggestion: Get a cheap USB foot switch and keybind it for backspace... I used to use one when gaming online for press to talk.
 

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I think its jsut age honestly. I never used to make spelling mistakes while typing or texting, now I'm doing it all the time. Phone, PC, etc. Doesnt matter the medium. And I dont think it's cognitive, it's more of a physical thing.
I know it's cognitive as it's been an issue since my crash in the summer of '98. I don't think it's gotten any worse...just that as I grow older I become more impatient and less-forgiving with myself, LoL. I just want to see if either idea helps mitigate as both ideas have their merits.
 

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I know it's cognitive as it's been an issue since my crash in the summer of '98. I don't think it's gotten any worse...just that as I grow older I become more impatient and less-forgiving with myself, LoL. I just want to see if either idea helps mitigate as both ideas have their merits.
I was talking about myself. I have no idea what’s going on with you in that regard.
 

Marzipan

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I was talking about myself. I have no idea what’s going on with you in that regard.
lol!!! sorry for the misinterpretation. I have a couple unique neurological based peculiarities...mostly with my left hand and arm. nothing major or problematic and I usually laugh when it happens cause its so weird / unusual and the reactions of those around me can be priceless. anyone have a MasterCard? ;)
 
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