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Windows 7: Why are modern keyboards BLACK

19 Feb 2010   #31
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Funny, the two laptops I have in my house are backlit. I have an ASUS that has a backlit keyboard and my wife has a Macbook Pro that is backlit.
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19 Feb 2010   #32
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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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.
Me too, I love the ergonomic split keyboards. Now if they could just make them with blue led's....now that would complete my ensemble.
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19 Feb 2010   #33
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I've often thought about those and wondered just what they'd be like.

At present I'm using a two tone keyboard it's the Microsoft MultiMedia one so the top half is dark grey and the bottom is beige, we also have one that's black which my husband used for a while.

I'm another touch typist but as it was many years ago that I first learnt I do on the odd occasion have to look down
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19 Feb 2010   #34
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

while i am a touch typist. i do so in a very unconventional way. i only use one hand on my keyboard using fghj as the starting points for my fingers and the other hand usually stays on my mouse. this does however make using capital letters more difficult as you may notice i rarely use them without forcing myself to. i also like my keys to have a nice soft blue back lighting to them. i find it easier on the eyes than red in a dark environment.
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19 Feb 2010   #35
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Hey, are you saying that Geeks are slobs???
We are though
Then you haven't seen my room.


My current keyboard is black with backlit keys. Logitech G110
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19 Feb 2010   #36
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

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Hey, are you saying that Geeks are slobs???
We are though
Then you haven't seen my room.
i dont enjoy a messy environment either. our house stays pretty spotless. but im sure that will change one day with children.
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19 Feb 2010   #37
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I love the colour of my keyboard. Chrome and black. Matches my case perfectly. I'm very fashion conscience and far from a slob.
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19 Feb 2010   #38
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

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I love the colour of my keyboard. Chrome and black. Matches my case perfectly. I'm very fashion conscience and far from a slob.
doesn't the chrome collect a lot of fingerprints?
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19 Feb 2010   #39
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Strangely no. After reading your question I tried smearing my prints on it but it still looks brand new
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19 Feb 2010   #40
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The question why are keyboard black. Before, this thread and my thinking about it, I just assumed the black makes the white keys easier to see. Not everyone knows touch typing and some people have vision disabilites.
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