Re: odd topic to bring up

Monte Single

Hi Kimsan,


I am not a laptop user,


In the situations where I had to use a laptop, such as the last few years of work,  I plugged in a regular keyboard.

I do have a Bluetooth keyboard which I do use with my iphone sometimes.

To make life a little easier, I have put little dots of fabric paint on  some of the keys such as;

F4,   f8, f12,  and the numbers row items, 4, 7, and 0.

In this way, I do not have to count keys.

I used fabric paint  because some of the keys, especially the function keys are very small, like the function keys ona a laptop.

This fabric [paint is available at hobby and sewing stores, is cheap and sticks real well to plastic.

Yes, I got  a sighted friend to put the  paint dots on for me, otherwise, I would be wearing it.

If I had a close source  of inexpensive lockdots available, I would use that,  so fabric paint it is.

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Sent: November 22, 2021 12:05 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] odd topic to bring up



I don’t use a desktop, or any form of desktop keyboard.

I use a laptop where dang near every key is close together but I’m not complaining about that as the memory, hd, speed of this laptop makes up for all of that lol.


Here’s my question and I would love to get some pointers/thoughts.

When typing, and in the middle of your sentence, or writing in general, you need to hit one of the function keys up above, what is your technique.

Do you start from the left, and count? Do you start from the right hand side of the keyboard and count left?  The former I do sometimes, but the latter I never do because right after the function key 12, there is the print screen and delete key, but again, there is no gap. From the escape all the way across the board to the other side.

Anyways, just thought I’d ask to those who use keyboards where all the keys are close together.


Kimsan Song



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