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Windows 7: Why are modern keyboards BLACK

19 Feb 2010   #21
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

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Mine could be pink with purpley spots, and I would still have to look at the keys,
I am the worst typist in the world.
I hear that, If I can get two fingers typing I'm having a good day.
I used to be like that until I tried a split ergonomic keyboard, my typing improved massively in a short time once the keys were split, I couldn't be without one now.
Eugh! my father in-law has one of those (albeit beige) but he cant type...very irritating watching him.
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19 Feb 2010   #22
MrMephitis

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Whilst it isn't white this keyboard may help with your ocular degeneration Jimbo


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19 Feb 2010   #23
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Mine could be pink with purpley spots, and I would still have to look at the keys,
I am the worst typist in the world.
I hear that, If I can get two fingers typing I'm having a good day.
I used to be like that until I tried a split ergonomic keyboard, my typing improved massively in a short time once the keys were split, I couldn't be without one now.
I might have to look in to one of those, anything would be an improvement.
Thanks John.
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19 Feb 2010   #24
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Quick newegg listing comes up with:

Keyboard Color
2-Tone(55)
Beige(17)
Black(238)
Blue(1)
Pink(1)
Gray(3)
Silver(7)
White(15)
If I had to guess the trend is to match case and monitor border color. Hey if anyone thinks finding a decent white keyboard is hard try matching a white/beige face plate for a DvD burner.
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19 Feb 2010   #25
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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Hi guys
I find as an older guy using modern keyboards which have black keys with silver / white letters on them very difficult to see sometimes.

The older one's which had WHITE keys with BLACK letters on them far far easier to read seem almost to have disappeared these days.

I've managed tro rescue 2 or 3 of these from "The tip" but can I make a plea here -- not everybody who uses a computer is under 25 these days.

Cheers
jimbo
I agree, Jimbo.
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19 Feb 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The other day I saw a laptop (I think it was Toshiba) where the letters were backlit. That is really nice. I would have bought it, but it was a 14" and I wanted a 15".
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19 Feb 2010   #27
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My KBs at home are all backlit. I like keeping the room darkish but even after 30 years of typoing 8-12 hours a day I still cannot compeltely touch type and need to glance at the KB now and then.
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19 Feb 2010   #28
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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The other day I saw a laptop (I think it was Toshiba) where the letters were backlit. That is really nice. I would have bought it, but it was a 14" and I wanted a 15".
My Dell latitude E6400 is backlit. Also using a 13.1" macbook from work right now and it's backlit as well. But I turn off the backlighting to maximize battery life.
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19 Feb 2010   #29
mossflower

7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

I must agree with Tews...You gotta learn those home keys =)
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19 Feb 2010   #30
Scotteq

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

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Mine could be pink with purpley spots, and I would still have to look at the keys,
I am the worst typist in the world.
I hear that, If I can get two fingers typing I'm having a good day.
I used to be like that until I tried a split ergonomic keyboard, my typing improved massively in a short time once the keys were split, I couldn't be without one now.


Microsoft Ergo Keyboard 4000 - split and angled. I can't use anything else: To the point where I bought my own to use at work.
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