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Windows 7: Keyboard large "Enter and Backspace" and "stiff" keys


25 Jul 2009   #1

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Keyboard large "Enter and Backspace" and "stiff" keys

I broke one of the "feet" on my old E-Machines PS/2 keyboard I have used for years and like. I also use one at work that's pretty close to the same layout. I am looking everywhere for a keyboard with a large "enter" and "backspace" I can't find one. I don't care if it's USB or PS/2 but hate the "flat" type that ship with computers these days you look at the key to hard and it presses. I have HUGE hands and like the "old style" keyboard that you have to press pretty hard on the keys (like an actual spring under them) Do any of you know of a specialty keyboard shop or somewhere else with a big selection? I have looked all over the internet on the "major" places. (i.e. Newegg, TigerDirect, BestBuy, Wal-Mart, etc...)

If anyone knows of a place that has "old style" keyboards please let me know. I may have to settle but for such a small purchase that I use so much, I'd like to get what I want and I can't be the only one with massive hands having these same issues. The world isn't made for us big guys.

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25 Jul 2009   #2

 

Actually, PS2 is still in vogue on on most motherboards, and most local computer repair shops sell older KBs - maybe for more than they are worth, but they do.

I have an older KB that is PS/2 - I'll make a pic and post it if you want it.
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25 Jul 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
If anyone knows of a place that has "old style" keyboards please let me know ... The world isn't made for us big guys.
You can find one at my place in the placid East. I have an old Compaq board that might suit you. Don't have the model number readily available (read here: too lazy to move 18 feet and look). You pay shipping.

Oh, yeah? How big is he?

We went to a restaurant for dinner. When we came out, Nate dropped his wallet. He bent over to pick it up and his pants split. Two guys got in - they thought he was a Yellow Cab.
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26 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Actually, PS2 is still in vogue on on most motherboards, and most local computer repair shops sell older KBs - maybe for more than they are worth, but they do.

I have an older KB that is PS/2 - I'll make a pic and post it if you want it.
I was surprised to get an "enthusiast" board that had PS2 ports on it. I will try the smaller shops as you said. Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
You can find one at my place in the placid East. I have an old Compaq board that might suit you. Don't have the model number readily available (read here: too lazy to move 18 feet and look). You pay shipping.
Thanks Antman, I know what to do now. Sounds like they exist out there somewhere. I may even try to fix the one I have. Squeeze a few more strokes out of it.
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