Model M Key Cap Replacement
lproven at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 06:33:16 CDT 2016
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 omitted.
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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