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12 years 3 weeks ago #32167 by Hintzashouse
I'm not very geek minded but am wanting to find a mini keyboard without the numeric bits - can anyone recommend a good one or a good online computer shop that sends promptly?
Thanks HH

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430116 by GrantK
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You mean a keyboard with numbers only???

"Without alphanumeric bits" pretty much excludes everything except symbols.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430117 by Hintzashouse
sorry wrote that the wrong way - without the numbers just with the letters :o

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430127 by kai
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OK, next question, why? your laptop has a mini keyboard, well a lot smaller than a desktop keyboard. Has your laptop keyboard failed and you need an alternative?

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430134 by GrantK
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Back in the day, I used to sell Cherry Keyboards:

www.acquire.co.nz/acquire/default.asp?Pa...11&brand_name=Cherry

I had a quick look through the list, but I didn't see any "letters only" keyboards. There are several "numbers only" keypads, but not the other way around. Cherry have an amazing line-up of keyboards as you'll see from the list. It's a fairly safe bet that if they don't make it, nobody does.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430138 by Hintzashouse

kai;428388 wrote: OK, next question, why? your laptop has a mini keyboard, well a lot smaller than a desktop keyboard. Has your laptop keyboard failed and you need an alternative?

No I just find it faster to use the normal keypad and mouse for the stuff I want to do on it

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430148 by Toast
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I think Hintsahouse means that she, like me, likes a keyboard that doesn't have the numeric pad out to the right.

There are keyboards around like that. I'm nearly ready for a new one as the keys are starting to stick. I too will be looking for one without numerica pad on the right. I need to be able to get the keyboard and the mouse on the same level so I don't get RSI. This keyboard sticks way out over the edge.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430149 by DiDi
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Not getting this at all. Why would you not want a numeric keyboard on the right side of your laptop. OK - each to their own but when buying a new Toshiba laptop recently, one thing I noticed was how off center the "scroll pad"? (no idea - I prefer a wireless mouse) was to the left of the main screen and then checking out other laptops, the same thing. Not getting that either but at least that would keep you away from the numeric keyboard.

Please - why do you not want that? There is no way I would want to work on a screen less than 15.5 so where is this coming from. Seriously interested I promise.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430163 by Ronney
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I can see, and understand, what HH wants and why.

If one looks at a typewriter it doesn't have a numeric keyboard to the right of it, the numbers and various symbols are on the top row of keys and oddly enough typists managed to do all sort of things with the keyboard arranged like that :D

I do have the numeric pad out to the side and I use it but if it disappeared I could just as easily go back to using the keys at the top of the board the same as I did on a typewriter. The numeric pad is handy if doing accounts or large amount of figure work but really isn't that necessary.

I can't help you HH, I don't think I've ever seen a computer keyboard without the pad but can see where your coming from.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430168 by judes
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The soft roll-up ones are like what you want. They are quite cheap but I'm not sure where you buy them from.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430185 by Hintzashouse
Didi, normally use standard keyboard and mouse plugged into laptop. Laptop is back a bit on desk so I can read it without glasses [;)] arms don't reach that far to laptop keys easily ..
Want smaller keyboard so easier to fit in laptop bag when travelling.
Thanks Judes I'll try and find the rollup ones

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12 years 3 weeks ago #430193 by Hawkspur

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