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In the News (Wed 17 Jul 19)

  
  Apple - Keyboard
With its elegant anodized aluminum enclosure, the Apple Keyboard looks equally at home in your living room or on your desk.
Intelligent power management conserves battery life by automatically powering down the keyboard when you’re not using it and turning it on the instant you start typing.
When you pair the Apple Wireless Keyboard with a wireless Mighty Mouse, you get the ultimate in flexibility, style, and freedom.
www.apple.com /keyboard   (279 words)

  
  Review: IBM 42H1292 and 1391401 keyboards
Unlike many elderly keyboards, their cable terminates in a PS/2 connector, not the fat 5 pin DIN connector that older PCs use and which requires a clumsy adaptor to work with newer machines.
When Windows keyboards first started showing up they annoyed the heck out of me, because I was forever hitting one of the bring-up-a-menu buttons instead of Control or Alt or, occasionally, Space; the Windows keys generally crowd the bottom row enough that the space bar has to be considerably narrower.
Keyboards like these are so expensive partly because IBM insisted on making them in places better known for liquor production than for cheap computer gear (these ones were made in Scotland), but mainly because they use discrete keyswitches.
www.dansdata.com /ibmkeyboard.htm   (1844 words)

  
 Interfacing the PC's Keyboard.
The keyboard may not generally change it's data line on the rising edge of the clock as shown in the diagram.
However to prevent the keyboard from sending data at the same time that you attempt to send the keyboard data, it is common to take the KBD Clock line low for more than 60us.
Use of the keyboard's bi-directional protocol allowing the status of the Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock to be displayed on the Keyboards LEDs.
www.beyondlogic.org /keyboard/keybrd.htm   (3919 words)

  
  Documentation
Place the keyboard on the palm rest at the front of the computer with the keys face down and the connector toward the back of the computer.
The keyboard connector may have a label on it that shows the correct orientation of the keyboard connector to the interface connector on the system board.
When the keyboard appears to be completely seated, confirm that the front edge of the keyboard is aligned with the edge of the palm rest before proceeding.
support.dell.com /support/edocs/systems/ins2600/en/sm_en/keyboard.htm   (520 words)

  
 Review: IBM 42H1292 and 1391401 keyboards
Unlike many elderly keyboards, their cable terminates in a PS/2 connector, not the fat 5 pin DIN connector that older PCs use and which requires a clumsy adaptor to work with newer machines.
When Windows keyboards first started showing up they annoyed the heck out of me, because I was forever hitting one of the bring-up-a-menu buttons instead of Control or Alt or, occasionally, Space; the Windows keys generally crowd the bottom row enough that the space bar has to be considerably narrower.
Keyboards like these are so expensive partly because IBM insisted on making them in places better known for liquor production than for cheap computer gear (these ones were made in Scotland), but mainly because they use discrete keyswitches.
dansdata.com /ibmkeyboard.htm   (1844 words)

  
  Computer keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Keyboards are designed for the input of text and characters, and also to control the operation of a computer.
Most modern computer keyboards (including those on the PC and Apple Mac) are based on these standard versions, but include additional keys not normally found on typewriters, such as function keys, a numeric keypad, and so on.
Modern keyboards prevent this from happening by blocking the 3rd key in certain key combinations, but while this prevents phantom input, it also means that when two keys are depressed simultaneously, many of the other keys on the keyboard will not respond until one of the two depressed keys is lifted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer_keyboard   (1145 words)

  
 OSHA Ergonomic Solutions: Computer Workstations eTool - Components - Keyboards
Keyboards, pointing devices, or working surfaces that are too high or too low can lead to awkward wrist, arm, and shoulder postures.
A keyboard or pointer/mouse that is too close or too far away may cause you to assume awkward postures such as reaching with the arms, leaning forward with the torso (Figure 3), and extreme elbow angles (Figure 4).
Keyboard tilt, caused by extending the legs on the back of the keyboard or by a steep design angle, may cause the wrist to bend upward (Figure 6).
www.osha.gov /SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/components_keyboards.html   (894 words)

  
 Keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alphanumeric keyboard, any keyboard that has both letters and numbers on it
Musical keyboard, a keyboard on a musical instrument
Electronic keyboard, a keyboard instrument that uses electronics to produce sound
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keyboard   (112 words)

  
 HardwareHell - Articles - Saitek Gamers' Keyboard - Review
Both the keyboard and the pad are backlit in a very nice blue glow.
The keyboard itself is pretty bare, it does have the volume control and the backlit control buttons and that’s it.
Finally the keyboard itself is extremely quiet and the key placement is spot on.
hardware.gamershell.com /articles/saitek_gamers_keyboard   (709 words)

  
 The PS/2 Keyboard Interface
Keyboards consist of a large matrix of keys, all of which are monitored by an on-board processor (called the "keyboard encoder".) The specific processor
This is because the keyboard controller converts all incomming scan codes to set one (this stems from retaining compatibility with software written for XT systems.) However, it's still set two scan codes being sent down the keyboard's serial line.
The keyboard controller auto-detects which mode it is to use according to how it's wired to the keyboard port.
www.computer-engineering.org /ps2keyboard   (4553 words)

  
 alphaWorks : Keyboard Optimizer : Overview
Keyboards have a number of standard response settings such as the delay before keys start to repeat.
The Keyboard Optimizer's analysis techniques are based on empirical data from a study of keyboard users with and without motor disabilities.
Further evaluation by professionals who specialize in recommending assistive technologies for individuals found that 20 of 21 recommendations made by the Keyboard Optimizer were appropriate, nine potentially useful adjustments were missed, suggestions were made after an average of 26 keystrokes, and the technology was judged to be easy to use.
www.alphaworks.ibm.com /tech/keyboardoptimizer   (537 words)

  
 Alternative Keyboard Gallery: Alternative Keyboard Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The keyboard is still flat (i.e., not higher in the middle) and is not adjustable.
MiniErgo keyboard has an embedded numeric keypad, or optional numeric keypad can be positioned to the right or left of the the keyboard and easily pluged in with the included cable.
This "non-pronating" keyboard's three sections can be adjusted independently in vertical angle, rotation, and distance apart Addresses deviation and pronation of the hands, as well as the ideal position for individual shoulder width.
tim.griffins.ca /gallery/keyboard/all.html   (2432 words)

  
 HardwareHell - Articles - Saitek Gamers' Keyboard - Review
Both the keyboard and the pad are backlit in a very nice blue glow.
The keyboard itself is pretty bare, it does have the volume control and the backlit control buttons and that’s it.
Finally the keyboard itself is extremely quiet and the key placement is spot on.
www.hwhell.com /articles/saitek_gamers_keyboard   (729 words)

  
 Keyboard Magazine - the latest info on keyboards, digital pianos, synths, music software, & sheet music for rock, ...
Keyboard magazine is the definitive source for not just tabs, stands, notes and chords but electronic and piano keyboards, midi, korg, roland, casio and yamaha keyboards and free online lessons.
The pioneering captain of the groove-heavy synth bass, Bernie Worrell continues his cosmic funk voyage with soundtracks, sessions, and jams.
Keyboard Contributing Editor Francis Preve and Vernon Reid Team Up with the John Lennon Songwriting Bus
www.keyboardmag.com   (597 words)

  
 What is keyboard? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The QWERTY keyboard was designed in the 1800s for mechanical typewriters and was actually designed to slow typists down to avoid jamming the keys.
There are actually three different PC keyboards: the original PC keyboard, with 84 keys; the AT keyboard, also with 84 keys; and the enhanced keyboard, with 101 keys.
The two main varieties of Macintosh keyboards are the standard keyboard and the extended keyboard, which has 15 additional special-function keys.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/k/keyboard.html   (525 words)

  
 Keyboard :: Online Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Keyboard reminder plus Keyboard education with or without patient education program; multicomponent interventions including telephone support for persons who want to stop using tobacco; and reducing patient out-of-pocket costs for effective cessation therapies).
Keyboard comparison was concurrent or before-after).For each intervention reviewed, the team developed an Keyboard Keyboard indicating possible causal links between the intervention under study and predefined outcomes of interest.
Keyboard ETS (smoking bans and restrictions), two interventions to reduce tobacco-use initiation (increasing the unit price for tobacco products and multicomponent Keyboard media campaigns), and six interventions to increase cessation Keyboard the unit price for tobacco products; multicomponent mass media campaigns; provider reminder.
sukanah.org /keyboard.html   (295 words)

  
 Ninjalane - Sansun LED Keyboard Review
Welcome to the Dax LED Keyboard, this is a low profile unit designed to be compact and user friendly.
The low profile keys make typing on the keyboard is very similar to typing on a laptop with the exception of having slightly larger keys and a functional number pad.
Another point we would like to mention is that the keyboard is a bit on the flexible side and twists significantly with very little force.
www.ninjalane.com /display.aspx?docname=sansun-lk0601   (728 words)

  
 Define keyboard - a definition from Whatis.com
The computer keyboard uses the same key arrangement as the mechanical and electronic typewriter keyboards that preceded the computer.
The Dvorak keyboard was designed with the most common consonants on one side of the middle or home row and the vowels on the other side so that typing tends to alternate key strokes back and forth between hands.
Because many keyboard users develop a cumulative trauma disorder, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a number of ergonomic keyboards have been developed.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci212440,00.html   (294 words)

  
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These are Palm keyboards, so I used the "standard 4" buttons to emulate the soft buttons on the phone.
On the Pocketop these are in the upper-right corner of the keyboard, and on the Palm Wireless these are accessed with blue-Fn + asdf.
The Palm Wireless Keyboard is rather bulky I think, but it's pretty comfortable and sturdy if that's what matters to you.
rallypilot.sourceforge.net /symbian/keyboard-symbian.html   (443 words)

  
 Java Software Solutions
The Keyboard class is a classic abstraction: hiding potentially confusing details until they are needed.
The Keyboard class is declared to be part of the cs1 package.
The file keyboard.doc is a one-page Word document that describes the methods of the Keyboard class in a manner similar to Appendix M. The description is also available in pdf format.
duke.csc.villanova.edu /jss1/bookResources/keyboard.jsp   (411 words)

  
 Dvorak Keyboard
And that measure does not take into account other features of the Dvorak keyboard such as its propensity to alternate hands since all the vowels are on the left side of the home row and there is a tendency in English for vowels and consonants to alternate within words.
Keyboard configuration, evidently, is intimately bound to self-perpetuating social convention, and the problem of inertia, which has cost us dearly in lost opportunities for ameliorating physical and economic harms, must be solved socially.
First, as a national standard, all computer keyboard manufacturers should be required to enhance their keycaps with a second set of symbols in the Dvorak configuration.
www.dcn.davis.ca.us /~sander/mensa/dvorak1.html   (2361 words)

  
 The Dvorak Keyboard
For over a century, typists have been using the qwerty keyboard arrangement, a hack that was implemented to work around the mechanical limitations of early typewriters.
If a typist were to hit two keys on the same side of the keyboard in rapid succession, the second lever on its way up would hit the first on its way down, the keys would become stuck together, and the typist would have to stop typing and unstick the keys.
Dvorak attributed the increase in accuracy to the fact that on keyboard, that the most common digraphs (two-letter combinations, such as "ed") in English would occur with a minimum of "hurdling" (having to jump over a key as if it were a hurdle), and would use stronger fingers rather than weaker ones.
www.mit.edu:8001 /people/jcb/Dvorak/index.html   (1669 words)

  
 Foreign Language Characters, Diacriticals, Diacritics, Accent Marks, Computers, KeyBoard Help, kbh
International English Keyboard is preferred by those who are used to the qwerty keyboard, while the specific language
keyboards are useful to those who are familiar with them.
For touch-typers, the disadvantage is having to move their hands to the number pad on the right of the keyboard.
www.starr.net /is/type/kbh.html   (1657 words)

  
 keyboard - Wiktionary
(music) A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device.
When initially tagging an entry with this template, be sure to enclose each language in a {{ttbc...}} tag to subcategorize it properly.
Keyboarding is the part of this job I hate the most.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/keyboard   (226 words)

  
 Piano Keyboard | Musical Instrument | Music | Yamaha | Piano | Casio | Picture | Electronic | Kids | Lesson
Most keyboards offer a variety of different sounds to chose from like cosmic organs, real piano sounds and even guitar noises.
Most keyboards will let you select the style of music you want to play like pop, rock or reggae and add background music that will make you sound like a rock star!
Depending on how hi-tech your keyboard is, some will let you add your own noises to its memory bank.
www.kidzworld.com /article/422-instrument-keyboards   (341 words)

  
 Keyboard - Gizmodo
The Optimus 103 keyboard is still nowhere to be found—same as when we looked last week, but they've just released a set of screenshots for their bundled configurator.
Well, if you take the already impressive featureset from the 7000—the wireless connectivity for mouse and keyboard, the impressive styling, the comfortable key placement, the extra media keys, and the rechargeable mouse—but add in a specialized magnetic dock and an even sexier aluminum finish, you're going to end up with one beautiful input device.
Forget backlighting the keys—this keyboard design concept by Korean inventor Spike Kwon has a "foldable illuminator" that brings a row of LEDs to bear, lighting the way for those who can't find their way around the keyboard without looking.
gizmodo.com /gadgets/keyboard   (1863 words)

  
 Information about computer keyboards
The keyboard is the main input peripheral used by all computers.
Given all the above problems, this is the most widely used keyboard because the lack of options, can be used without training, is used because of the difficulty of having to teach a different keyboard, and is cheap and easy to find.
Dvorak Keyboard - Developed by Dr. August Dvorak in 1936 as a solution to the outdated QWERTY keyboard.
www.computerhope.com /help/keyboard.htm   (536 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Keyboard: Magazines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Keyboard is designed to help people make better music through technology - be it state-of-the-art multimedia gear, MIDI, digital recording systems, pianos, synthesizers, vintage gear or remixing tools.
But anyone, keyboard player or not, who is interested in making music with technology, would be served well by checking out this magazine.
"Keyboard" is almost a misnomer, actually, because, while keyboards are emphasized, there is much here regarding recording and using computers for creating music.
www.amazon.com /Keyboard/dp/B00005N7R2   (742 words)

  
 Keyboard recordings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The subject of this list is early keyboard music, and the survey will be concentrated primarily on Italy and England.
His keyboard music speaks volumes to me, and deserves to be far better known.
Spanish keyboard music in the Renaissance style is even more dominated by the work of a single composer, Cabezón.
www.medieval.org /music/early/keyboard.html   (399 words)

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