For a very long time my preferred keyboard has been an IBM Model M keyboard. It uses "buckling spring" keys which have good tactile feedback and are clicky and loud...
This has been my preferred keyboard since they really were actual IBM Model M keyboards. These days it is UNICOMP that make them, and as I have moved to Mac as my main machine, and UK Mac keyboard layout.
It works well, I love it.
But it has broken. Some keys get iffy, and this has happened now. It had happened once before, years ago. I assume somehow muck gets in there - but the whole thing is all sealed to a metal plate inside, so not easy to debug or fix. Last time I got a new one.
So, this time, as they have no Mac layout ones, I ordered a PC layout, and sorry, no, I just cannot get used to it. I'd rather have no Z and an iffy S than use a PC layout. Yes, I had to *hit* the Z hard to type that.
As UNICOMP have none of the Mac layout - I am a bit stuck, and, for the first time, in literally decades, looking at another keyboard.
I'll update this post when it arrives. Worrying times when a mad has to change his keyboard. But it may save muting Jitsi when I type.
- The keys do not map correctly by default on a Mac, notably ±/§ and ~/` reversed. Annoying, but solvable...
- The tools to allow remapping using "VIA" app website did not work! It got stuck after connecting to the keyboard, so I fixed the remapping in the OS.
- The keys are too sensitive, so being slightly different spacing I keep hitting adjacent keys just enough to register - but I will get used to the spacing. It is quieter.