Something Wicked This Way Comes? F(X) TEC and XDA join forces.

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Aye, the dizziness and wobblies are subsiding for me, too…maybe that's due to the no alcoholic beverages rule at work, though…
     
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  2. Mi An

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  3. Hook

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    From the new update on IGG:

     
  4. jigwashere

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    I like your new avatar, Hook!
     
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  5. Hook

    Hook Caught Watching Prawn

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    Thanks.

    I do miss the old forum which allowed the flag (on the TX version of this avatar) to be animated. That old avatar sits atop my TX help page.
     
  6. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Try it in your signature, like I have w/ the pets changing on the TX screen <g>
     
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    Hook, what does it mean if the keyboard is shifted or unshifted? Does the unshifted one not have a shift key for caps, etc.?
     
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    Hook Caught Watching Prawn

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    No, it means, because the phone was larger than other keyboard phones had been, they shifted the alphabet keys one column over to get them more in the center of the keyboard. So A, for example, is under the 2 key rather than the 1 key. And they inserted a column of symbol keys normally at the other end.

    Here is a post from the FxTec Forum showing the old layout (shifted) and the proposed new layout (actually old, standard layout) compared.

    https://community.fxtec.com/topic/2...t-pros-and-cons/?do=findComment&comment=53836

    You can also see the shifted layout in my post reviewing the Pro1.
     
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  9. EdmundDantes

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    Thanks Hook. Interestingly, most 'full-size' keyboards I have around typically have it so the 'A' is just about in the middle between the '1' and '2' keys. Like the first photo in your link. I can see the comparison lower down on the page between the actual keyboard and the IGG layout. Interesting. All keyboards seem to have some quirks that take getting used to. The Lenovo laptop I had (and hated), the right-hand shift key was in the wrong place. My new laptop puts the 'Delete' key in a bad spot (for me).

    Mi An, I'd forgotten that scene; but I'm beginning to learn my lesson about buying multiples of things I like if I can afford them.
     
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    I was revisiting this thread and re-watched Mi An's short clip and it synched with something I read this weekend about Robert Caro (The Powerbroker): He has something like 6 Olympia typewriters in constant rotation (some being repaired, reconditioned, etc.) so he always has some around to write his monumental books. If it's good enough for him, it's not a bad plan for anyone else who particularly loves a particular thing.
     

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