So the hunt continues for the best desktop keyboard without a number pad – great article by the way, and seems just as relevant 5 years after the original post! I liked the idea of using the typewriter keys for keypad input and was told that hitting CTRL-NmLk on this keyboard would do it. When the Mac Plus came out a couple years later, they had added the number pad on the side. Button configurations vary depending on vendor and laptop model. How does that trackpoint feel? Andrew McRae at October 1,

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All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from January This part number is specific to a keyboard made by Lexmark. Anyone know if these are the same piece of equipment?

ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with Trackpoint | Lenovo US

Pointing sticks were the dominant pointing device for laptops before the advent of the touchpad. They are a marvel of design and usability and I would urge anyone except accountants or gamers to get one immediately.

Rutledge, “Graphical user interface cursor positioning device having a negative inertia Moving the mouse to the left solved my problem, but I do not particularly like mousing on the left. We are very glad to find you from the internet and know you are a strong firm.


I spent 30 years typing on a manual typewriter, and I will never, never ever accustom myself to the sensitive keyboard of the modern computer.

The trackpoint feels just like trackpoints you get on IBM laptops. Jani at March 30, I was wondering – i have personal interest in specciall custom device and i would like to talk with you personally. Hope you are right about them.

ThinkPad Wired USB Keyboard with TrackPoint

I did lots of spreadsheets for work for my first keyboadr jobs out of college, and never really learned to type the number row of a regular keyboard. I looked for something like this about 4 years ago when I was getting irritated with a standard keyboard where the mouse was moving further to the right and I continually had to readjust the mouse and keyboard.

That would make me life a lot better, i. This has the disadvantage of moving the home, end, insert, delete, page up and page down keys down by a square.

I’m leaning towards the Dell Inspiro but I’m worried about the keyboard and the fact that it is silver and possibly being hard on the eyes. It was shifted just an inch or two to the left, and so when typing I was twisting my body ever so subtly.

Which eventually igm to Unicomp. Janet at January 26, Attach mouse map to where the numeric keypad used to be.

IBM Trackpoint II Keyboard

I’m a big fan of the SpaceSaver keyboard, too. Silly me, why did I do that, you say?


It requires alot of desk space and its and excellent computer if u have a huge desk to position it on. The keys are big, the keyboard is small. But I will find a way to fix this, and the cherry MX switches are a great improvement, that I wouldn’t like to miss! The keyboard was designed for rack servers, so it never did show up in ordinary PC keyboard catalogs. You can’t even put it in your lap without it tilting over.

This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat I’m frustrated trying to find one and I would appreciate any response -Whether good or bad news, knowledge is better than being ignorant!

This article is a stub. This IBM keyboard format seems to be the most useable ever! Number pads on the right make no sense to software developers. In time, the software will re-calibrate and stop the motion.

Gia at May 23, Once, while working long hours for weeks and weeks on Internet Explorer 4.