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Offline wholypantalones

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[IC] GMK Function Keys (updated with renders and Google form)
« on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 11:07:08 »
GMK Function Keys IC







Many of us like to map the function lock key to different spots depending on which layout is being used and many keysets do not really provide keys with legends that support those mappings. This is an interest check for different function keys and fixes for common aesthetics in classic GMK sets currently in rotation.

  • R1 F13 key for TGR-Jane v2 CE, TX compact 1800 boards and others
  • R1 Fn keys for Fn layer mapped to pause on WKL TKL
  • R1 single line text keys for scroll lock and num lock replacement
  • R3 1u Fn, 1.75u Fn and 1.75u stepped Fn for caps lock replacement
  • R3 1.75u single line text caps and stepped caps for caps lock replacement
  • R4 1.25u and 1.5u Fn keys for bottom row
  • R5 1u, 1.25u and 1.5 Fn keys for use with GMK missing keys or R5 OG desko sets, 9009 R2 and so on

Essentially I would like to see these ran in some common classic colors like:

  • CR - OG Wob, Drop Wob, Originative variants, Griseann
  • N9 - OG Dolch, Ivan Dolch, Kekkon and Originative Dolch
  • U9 - OG Beige, Classic Retro, 9009, N6TU1-CR

Please consider filling out the interest check form

Todo:

Renders of different colors - thanks to King22 for the renders!

Google form

Contact GMK for pricing

Contact potential proxies and vendors
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 September 2019, 07:37:02 by wholypantalones »

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 11:11:37 »
The legends should fill out the length of the keycap when it can ("Function" instead of "Fn")

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 11:13:36 »
The legends should fill out the length of the keycap when it can ("Function" instead of "Fn")

I agree with this completely, the 1.75u and 1.5u caps just look empty otherwise. Keep the 1.5u mods Fn, or make them Function to fill them out?
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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 11:14:59 »
Updated post with renders.
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 September 2019, 06:43:11 by wholypantalones »

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 13:38:32 »
Devoted 1.75u Function user here. Definitely interested!

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 14:45:10 »
Would you consider a r3, 1u Fn key for the folks with unusual boards?

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 15:08:22 »
Would you consider a r3, 1u Fn key for the folks with unusual boards?

I can't imagine that will devastate the pricing, so it's possible. What board uses this unusual layout?

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 16:27:51 »
So 9009 R3 ran it's Obscure (40s) Kit without the R5 1u Fn key needed for Planck keyboards. Adding an R5 1u function key to this would make 9009 R3 doable for users of the standard Planck layout.

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 17:14:05 »
Would you consider a r3, 1u Fn key for the folks with unusual boards?

I can't imagine that will devastate the pricing, so it's possible. What board uses this unusual layout?

Planck, Preonic, and some other weird 40's. No worries if you don't want to add it, but I'll def. pick up a kit if you do.

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 09:12:30 »
Need the F13 & FN.

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 09:35:04 »
The legends should fill out the length of the keycap when it can ("Function" instead of "Fn")

I agree with this completely, the 1.75u and 1.5u caps just look empty otherwise. Keep the 1.5u mods Fn, or make them Function to fill them out?
Fill them out any time you can, imo.

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 11:25:43 »
Getting some renders done and I'm thinking the alpha colored R1 keys aren't necessary so I think they should be removed. Thoughts?

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 11:29:37 »
Would you consider a r3, 1u Fn key for the folks with unusual boards?

looks like missing keys has the R3 1.25u fn key included, might be a good  addition after all.

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 11:34:15 »
Getting some renders done and I'm thinking the alpha colored R1 keys aren't necessary so I think they should be removed. Thoughts?

I'd say scrap both R1 1u Fn keys, as well as the alpha colored F13. Add a R5 1u Fn instead: it helps cover 1800, 75%, 65%, 66-key and 40% ortho layouts.
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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 11:34:41 »
Getting some renders done and I'm thinking the alpha colored R1 keys aren't necessary so I think they should be removed. Thoughts?

Yeah, those are modifiers. I think they can be removed.

Getting some renders done and I'm thinking the alpha colored R1 keys aren't necessary so I think they should be removed. Thoughts?

I'd say scrap the R1 1u Fn keys. Add a R5 1u Fn instead.

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 14:08:43 »
Interested! I love me my 1.5 function keys :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 16:11:05 »
I plan on removing the alpha colored R1 keys and adding R5 1u fn and R3 1u fn. I need my R1 fn key for pause tho.

Waiting on some renders in U9, N9 and CR.

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 22:49:42 »
I plan on removing the alpha colored R1 keys and adding R5 1u fn and R3 1u fn. I need my R1 fn key for pause tho.

Waiting on some renders in U9, N9 and CR.

Cool, cool! With the inclusion of the 1u on r3, count me in  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 06:24:59 »
Interested!

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 00:22:05 »
Can I get a variety pack of just R3 1.75 functions CR, L9, U9, and ws1 ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 06:51:27 »
Can I get a variety pack of just R3 1.75 functions CR, L9, U9, and ws1 ;)

I'd buy this lol

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Re: [IC] GMK Function Keys
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 07:15:43 »
Can I get a variety pack of just R3 1.75 functions CR, L9, U9, and ws1 ;)

Sure, but you get the benefit of the other keys that come with it.  :thumb: