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Offline Telstar

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The 75% layout I want
« on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 02:58:08 »


This is my last attempt in designing a layout I would use everyday and i think will be the last :)
To keep a reasonable cost, the keycaps would be DSA with laser printing - about 20 of them have non standard legend, more if I were to go with a variable height profile such as SA.

Key points (pun intended):
-Win key out of the way, but still present (where 60% keeps put the ESC)
-Big ass DEL in my ideal place
-No right CRTL
-All arithmetic symbols all together similar to a numpad (and not duplicated within the main area)
-Proper spacing for arrows and important special keys such as ESC, Home/end, PRTSCR).
-Revised qwerty ITA layout with most used letters within easy reach. Will require actual testing with legend caps and therefore is subject to changes.
-7u spacebar is still big but available relatively easy
-Planning to go with 20 or 21mm keys spacing

Offline fanovorc

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 19:48:50 »
looks like this design  :arisu-pcb in Github

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 10:13:47 »
That looks a bit awkward to type on especially with the big enter. You might find yourself accidentally pressing the + key rather than the enter key .

That is why i prefer ANSI, because on Iso layouts they put the enter too big so i get more typing mistakes.

Offline JohnMD1022

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 15:01:21 »
If I could eliminate a key, it would be Caps Lock. I've disabled mine.

Offline Lanrefni

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 00:53:33 »
If I could eliminate a key, it would be Caps Lock. I've disabled mine.

I have Caps set to Ctrl on all my boards.

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 10:32:51 »
That looks a bit awkward to type on especially with the big enter. You might find yourself accidentally pressing the + key rather than the enter key .

That is why i prefer ANSI, because on Iso layouts they put the enter too big so i get more typing mistakes.


That makes legit 0 sense.
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Offline macroxue

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 31 August 2019, 16:19:46 »
It might be better to have the navigation keys closer together. Right now you have Home and End far away from arrow keys. No PgUp and PgDn keys?

It could be awkward to type Ctrl-Y, Ctrl-T etc. without a right Ctrl key.

BTW, you've got two F10 keys.
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Offline _rubik

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 31 August 2019, 16:47:34 »
Why do you need such a huge delete key? Big ass enter key? Why do you need all math related functions in the nav cluster? I'm confused.

What is your daily work flow like? Maybe you have a specific use case in mind?

Offline Myteethfeelweird

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 22:54:40 »
This is a really cool design but I cant let go of my dactyl! Keep killing it! Looking forward to a hand wired version set up

Offline typo

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Re: The 75% layout I want
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 07:47:29 »
If you are building such a custom board the last thing you want is laser engraving! If you must skimp on that just go blank then! Laser is almost worse than pad printing. It will look horrible in a few months. Plus such a non standard layout is going to make the key caps cost a fortune. You will have to get a one off run. That could cost easily over 5 grand from a good company like GMK or SP. That is exactly why they do group buys. Overall I think that layout would be a nightmare to type on but it is yours so I am sure it works great for you. Unless you are not sure. In which case it could be a huge amount of money lost. Like just now I decided to ditch the expensive 65% I won at a Korean auction and go back to my custom RealForce RGB with new key caps. Losing money is great, isn't it? Honestly I have a lot of it but I absolutely do not enjoy losing it! I went back because I cannot program this thing. QMK locks it up every single time. I am done with it now. I do not need help. I am a seasoned coder. Even though I work in Management now. I was all set on the non plastic case and what have you but Topre is Topre. Most say not the RGB but they have not tried mine. All I did is make mine just like a R2 PFU limited. Easier said than done however. A lot of trial and error went into it along with money. Yes, complain about it now I am ready. I bet 1 pubic hair that walie shows up. Anyways it suits my needs is the point. If that suits your needs than by all means, do it!