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    At least they got Fn & Ctrl position right… oh wait there’s no Fn. Regarding that, Fn replacing Ctrl position is a common keyboard design mistake that is often found in cheap keyboards, macbooks, et cetera.

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      Doesn’t everyone just make Caps Lock a Control so you don’t need to awkwardly move your pinky down to the lower left?

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        Not Control exactly, but…

        $ cat .Xmodmap
        clear lock
        keycode 66 = Hyper_L
        remove mod4 = Hyper_L
        add mod3 = Hyper_L
        

        Then you can use your window manager to bind CapsLock + RightArrow to “go to workspace to right” and so on.

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      My largest concern with the “soft” function keys is other OS support. What’s going to happen when I run openbsd? For that matter, what happens in windows when I uninstall the Lenovo driver (a lot of the bonus feature software Lenovo ships is pretty crappy).

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        At first I thought this was a polemic thing against all the recent nice-to-type-on keyboard innovation (e.g. keyboard.io and other open-source things); was prepared to disagree heavily, but then that X1 keyboard really doesn’t look nice. I’m honestly more worried by the weird placement of all the keys they moved, other than caps lock:

        • ESC where the tilde key should be (this would confuse me forever when typing anything involving paths anywhere)
        • Delete-forward in exactly the position where I’d hit the backspace key
        • Tilde key on the modifier/space bar row
        • Narrow minus and plus keys.

        The Caps Lock thing to me looks super useful - Super and Hyper need to go somewhere, after all (-:

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          I loved the old Lenovo keyboards. They are wonderful to type on. This one doesn’t look too great in terms of “feel” either, disregarding the key placement.