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Discussion on: Keyboards - Full size, TKL, or other?

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Matthew Perez • Edited on

I recently switched from a full-size to a 65%. I don't do much spreadsheet work anymore and I am trying to get better at vim, so I figured it tackled two problems at once

  1. Reclaim some desk space
  2. Help me get used to only using the top number keys cuz they also hold the special characters.

It might not seem like a huge difference in space, but a surprising benefit I found is that I have less discomfort in my mouse-side elbow since the lateral range of motion isn't as wide as before.

My biggest challenge with it so far is getting used to using the function key for backticks (as it shares the same button as tilde, 1, and ! . My fkeys are also coupled with the top number row.