Seeking computer keyboard

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    TARGET #1- I am seeking a computer keyboard with extra function keys that are programmable. There used to be one that was exactly what I want. It was the Focus KeyPro FK-9000 keyboard, but they don't make them any more.

    TARGET #2- Also (if I can't find Target #1) can anyone point me to a keyboard for left-handers -- that is, one that has the number keys & arrow keys on the left side instead of the right?

    Any help or links would be muchly appreciated.
     
  2. Notok

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    I use the Microsoft Natural 4000, and it's by far the best keyboard I've ever used, I wouldn't go back to anything else anymore. Newegg has them cheap (ironically the version without the mouse costs more). It doesn't have a ton of programmable keys, but it does have some along with a couple of pre-programmed keys for zooming and back and forward in your browser.

    It's not a leftie, and I can't say I've seen a leftie, but you could always use an external keypad, maybe a gaming pad like THIS that will give you extra keys that you can configure.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Thanks Notok. If I can find it at Amazon I'll buy it. (Had bad experience with Newegg a while back.).
     
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    That's surprising, I've never known newegg to be anything less than stellar (as long as you don't go for refurbs or open box items). At any rate it looks like Amazon has a few, just search for "microsoft natural 4000". Big box stores often have them as well. I'm sure you'll like it, they're very smooth and easy to type on (quickly, and for prolonged periods) without strain.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Option 1:

    I'm left handed and I solve the problem by using mouse with my left hand. It reduces the stress on the right hand.

    Option 2:
    You could also flip the keyboard.
    And then place a small mirror in front of it so you see the keys right.

    Mrk
     
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