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Don't get me wrong.I am perfectly capable of using the laptop
keyboard if forced too, but I have trouble with arrow keys, due to
the way they are layed out as well as the insert. But a desktop
style keyboard is just so much easier to use and more ergonomic
with the key combinations when using a screen reader. I would
sdisagree with missing keys though, like missing a numb lock, plus
or enter key, or applications key is a problem. Yes many claim the
shift f10 does the same thing, but this isn't true. shift f10 does
not work in all contexts that applications does, and it brings up
a much larger menu than applications.
On 11/1/2020 10:38 AM, Brian Vogel
On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 02:01 AM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
The typing experience on a mechanical keyboard is far
superior to the layouts on most laptops.
You'll get no argument from me there, and if the
intention is to have a laptop as a substitute for a desktop,
seldom used in carry-with mode, that's the easiest way to go.
But a missing key or two does not make much difference
to me. There are variations galore in full-sized keyboards that
you buy as external keyboards. My point is that if you have a
number pad, and you wish to use the laptop with its own built-in
keyboard, that makes the process for a screen reader user much
easier if they're already accustomed to desktop keyboard layout.
And, I'll repeat, very few are missing anything of
significance at all.
For myself, and myself alone, I see no point in buying
a laptop and not at least learning how to use it with it's own
built-in keyboard. Most will eventually have to do this, at one
point or another, and the learning curve for the touch and reach
and key locations on any new-to-you keyboard is pretty much the
same. I have had scads of clients who use only desktops, only
laptops with the laptop keyboard, and laptops with an external
keyboard. But I do encourage those in the third category to make
certain that they can use the built-in, if forced by
circumstance. But there's no reason to avoid an external keyboard
if you prefer it for the majority of your use.
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs -
they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when
turned off and on.
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