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Windows 7: Why are modern keyboards BLACK

19 Feb 2010   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Why are modern keyboards BLACK

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
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19 Feb 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I feel your pain Jimbo, that being said, I've been typing for 45 years and no longer need to look at the keys anymore...
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19 Feb 2010   #3
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

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.
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19 Feb 2010   #4
Scotteq

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

I thought they were black because that tends to make the acumulation of detritus from countless partially eaten meals/snacks less visible. After all: Against a white background, last month's Curry is painfully obvious...
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19 Feb 2010   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hey, are you saying that Geeks are slobs???
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19 Feb 2010   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hey, are you saying that Geeks are slobs???
We are though
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19 Feb 2010   #7
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Tews doesn't know what he has eaten lately because he doesn't look down anymore.
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19 Feb 2010   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Tews doesn't know what he has eaten lately because he doesn't look down anymore.
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19 Feb 2010   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Tews doesn't know what he has eaten lately because he doesn't look down anymore.


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19 Feb 2010   #10
z3r010

 

After years spent swapping out keyboards in offices and warehouses, I can say it's all down to dirty fingers.
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