Model M Key Cap Replacement
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Sun Jun 5 11:51:17 CDT 2016
my real IBM clicky keyboard does not have usb so I tried various usb
adapters and they could be flaky,...
you would have to start computer then have to unplug and reinsert
keyboard connection etc...
anyone have a solve for this? thanks Ed#
In a message dated 6/5/2016 5:28:10 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
chris at micromuseum.co.uk writes:
I've been using a Unicomp model M alongside an IBM model M for about a
year now and I find there is no noticeable difference between them at all.
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Liam
Sent: 05 June 2016 12:33
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Subject: Re: Model M Key Cap Replacement
On 2 June 2016 at 23:45, Ali <cctalk at ibm51xx.net> wrote:
> Does anyone know if IBM produced any Model M KBs w/ post windows 95 keys
(I know I know an abomination!)? You know windows key, right click key,
maybe power/sleep buttons that would have interchangeable caps?
The "Windows" key is the same as "Super" on Sun keyboards, and there's an
equivalent for the right-click or "application" key as well. So they
weren't MS innovations; actually they were MS /replacing/ keys that IBM's design
As such, my "anti" stance on them has softened considerably. :¬)
Yes, I believe there are Model-M clones with them. However, one friend
bought a Unicomp type clone "Model M" clicky keyboard and both he and I were
very disappointed with its build quality. Me, I stick to genuine retro
parts. I have a small stock of them -- half a dozen -- which is probably enough
for the rest of my life! :-/
The power/sleep key you mention is /not/ a standard key, AFAIK, and no I
don't think most clicky keyboards have one.
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