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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16300 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 14:24:18 »
Is "standard" size for Tab 1.5u?

yes

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Focus FK-2001 Replacement Case?
« Reply #16301 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 09:14:45 »
Hi guys- I recently purchased a Focus FK-2001. It turned out to have Alps SKCM White Pine switches. I cleaned out all of the switch housings and restored clickiness and tactility to the switches. The keyboard feels pretty good now, but the sound is rather horrendous (sounds like I am typing on lego pieces soldered to a garbage can). I believe this is caused by the shoddy plastic case (and maybe the keycaps? though they are double shot ABS). Anyone know of a good candidate for a transfer case? Could really use the advice of anyone who has more experience with these boards :)!



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Re: Focus FK-2001 Replacement Case?
« Reply #16302 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 15:56:33 »
Hi guys- I recently purchased a Focus FK-2001. It turned out to have Alps SKCM White Pine switches. I cleaned out all of the switch housings and restored clickiness and tactility to the switches. The keyboard feels pretty good now, but the sound is rather horrendous (sounds like I am typing on lego pieces soldered to a garbage can). I believe this is caused by the shoddy plastic case (and maybe the keycaps? though they are double shot ABS). Anyone know of a good candidate for a transfer case? Could really use the advice of anyone who has more experience with these boards :)!

There are so many Alps cases that are all so slightly different that I'd put money on one not existing.

Keycap material shouldn't change the sound too much. The thickness does. Although I can't think of any thick Alps caps.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16303 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 17:03:34 »
Is there any source to get standard GMK L9 blank 2.25 and 2.75 keys?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16304 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 17:10:04 »
Is there any source to get standard GMK L9 blank 2.25 and 2.75 keys?

No but you could buy a GMK 9009 R2 spacebar kit.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16305 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 17:23:03 »
Is there any source to get standard GMK L9 blank 2.25 and 2.75 keys?

No but you could buy a GMK 9009 R2 spacebar kit.

Is there any source for it? Or you meant to get it in the classifieds? I explored some places that reported it out of stock. I think I could wait for Wodam's upcoming split kit, whenever it happens. I will also add them in my wanted list to see if someone that got the 9009 R2 do not use them.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16306 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 17:24:41 »
Is there any source to get standard GMK L9 blank 2.25 and 2.75 keys?

No but you could buy a GMK 9009 R2 spacebar kit.

Is there any source for it? Or you meant to get it in the classifieds? I explored some places that reported it out of stock. I think I could wait for Wodam's upcoming split kit, whenever it happens. I will also add them in my wanted list to see if someone that got the 9009 R2 do not use them.

Believe everywhere sold out, so classified/mechmarket it is.

Got a link to Wodan's kit?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16307 on: Sun, 20 May 2018, 17:27:19 »
Is there any source to get standard GMK L9 blank 2.25 and 2.75 keys?

No but you could buy a GMK 9009 R2 spacebar kit.

Is there any source for it? Or you meant to get it in the classifieds? I explored some places that reported it out of stock. I think I could wait for Wodam's upcoming split kit, whenever it happens. I will also add them in my wanted list to see if someone that got the 9009 R2 do not use them.

Believe everywhere sold out, so classified/mechmarket it is.

Got a link to Wodan's kit?

https://deskthority.net/group-buys-f50/hadapter-kit-round-ii-t14441.html

It is still a plan; but, Wodan's trustable guy, so I am sure it may happen at some point.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16308 on: Thu, 24 May 2018, 17:17:38 »
who does low/no MOQ dyesub novelties these days?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16309 on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 11:47:42 »
who does low/no MOQ dyesub novelties these days?
I was told to ask u/dartdart but I'm yet to make a deal with the gentleman 'cause he's currently out of the keycaps profile and base colour that I'm after.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16310 on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 16:21:44 »
I want to swap the sliders on my 87u with NT sliders, but the housing and slider for the left control is a different shape to accommodate the LED.
Can I just desolder that led and dremel the plate to fit a standard NT housing and slider?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16311 on: Sat, 26 May 2018, 05:47:08 »
I want to swap the sliders on my 87u with NT sliders, but the housing and slider for the left control is a different shape to accommodate the LED.
Can I just desolder that led and dremel the plate to fit a standard NT housing and slider?

don't think you even need to desolder the LED, just dremel the plate

there's a few people on gh and /r/mk that have done this

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16312 on: Sat, 26 May 2018, 06:19:05 »
I want to swap the sliders on my 87u with NT sliders, but the housing and slider for the left control is a different shape to accommodate the LED.
Can I just desolder that led and dremel the plate to fit a standard NT housing and slider?

don't think you even need to desolder the LED, just dremel the plate

there's a few people on gh and /r/mk that have done this

Success.
I needed to remove the LED too.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16313 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 15:04:22 »
Anyone know how to take a Model F apart from the IBM 5155?
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M0110a layout modification
« Reply #16314 on: Sat, 02 June 2018, 00:24:59 »
Hi guys -I am trying to modify the layout on my M0110a with Hasu's converter. I used the browser tool to create the .hex file, and installed Atmel Flip. I navigate to device selection and choose ATmega32u2, but When I "select a communication medium" and choose "USB", Atmel returns this error: "AtLibUsbDfu.dll not found". I'm sure this is a newbie question!! Thanks!

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Re: M0110a layout modification
« Reply #16315 on: Sat, 02 June 2018, 09:31:28 »
Hi guys -I am trying to modify the layout on my M0110a with Hasu's converter. I used the browser tool to create the .hex file, and installed Atmel Flip. I navigate to device selection and choose ATmega32u2, but When I "select a communication medium" and choose "USB", Atmel returns this error: "AtLibUsbDfu.dll not found". I'm sure this is a newbie question!! Thanks!

Try installing the driver in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\Flip 3.4.7\usb"
Right click --> install on the .inf file.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16316 on: Tue, 05 June 2018, 12:42:43 »
Anyone know the weight of just one Alps switch? I have a sensitive scale, but even my scale isn't accurate down to tenths of a gram.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16317 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 00:04:29 »
Anyone know the weight of just one Alps switch? I have a sensitive scale, but even my scale isn't accurate down to tenths of a gram.

I don't know the weight, but if you want it that precise, might it vary between complicated and simplified alps? Would it work for your purposes to get an estimate by weighing a group of 10 or 20 switches and taking the average?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16318 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 09:54:04 »
Anyone know the weight of just one Alps switch? I have a sensitive scale, but even my scale isn't accurate down to tenths of a gram.
It's tough to give a weight of an Alps switch in the standard sense. The "weight" of an SKCM Alps switch is often not dependant on the spring, but rather on the stiffness of the tactile leaf. SKCL switches, however, should be measurable by spring weight.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16319 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:48:21 »
It's tough to give a weight of an Alps switch in the standard sense. The "weight" of an SKCM Alps switch is often not dependant on the spring, but rather on the stiffness of the tactile leaf. SKCL switches, however, should be measurable by spring weight.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16320 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:52:16 »
It's tough to give a weight of an Alps switch in the standard sense. The "weight" of an SKCM Alps switch is often not dependant on the spring, but rather on the stiffness of the tactile leaf. SKCL switches, however, should be measurable by spring weight.

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I'm not talking about spring weight.
Then what exactly are you talking about? Actuation force? Bottom out force? You asked about weight, which is generally associated with springs, not tactile leaves.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16321 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:53:34 »
Then what exactly are you talking about? Actuation force? Bottom out force? You asked about weight, which is generally associated with springs, not tactile leaves.

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No, I'm talking about how much mass any given Alps switch has. Not talking about force, springs, leaves, or anything. Just physical weight.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16322 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:54:56 »
Then what exactly are you talking about? Actuation force? Bottom out force? You asked about weight, which is generally associated with springs, not tactile leaves.

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No, I'm talking about how much mass any given Alps switch has. Not talking about force, springs, leaves, or anything. Just physical weight.
Ah, I see. My bad. I misunderstood. Can I ask why you want that particular metric?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16323 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:28:39 »
Ah, I see. My bad. I misunderstood. Can I ask why you want that particular metric?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16324 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 04:33:53 »
what to lube plastic stab sliders with if i dont have teflon grease?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16325 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 06:34:24 »
what to lube plastic stab sliders with if i dont have teflon grease?

I mean Dielectric grease is easy to find and generally a good choice for stabs. Cheap too.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16326 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 07:24:38 »
what to lube plastic stab sliders with if i dont have teflon grease?

I mean Dielectric grease is easy to find and generally a good choice for stabs. Cheap too.

already have that for wire-on-plastic

are you saying i should use di-grease on plastic-on-plastic parts also?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16327 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 16:41:46 »
Trying to install qmk on a tada68 and I've been following this tutorial.

I'm just on the QMK firmware installation portion. "1. Download the qmk_firmware-master.zip file here:", part. Right at the top.

So I'm on step 7 and at the end of the installation it's asking me...

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Which USb dirvers do you want to install?

(a)all - all supported rivers will be installed
(c)onneced - Only divers for connected keyboards (in bootloader/flashing mode) will be installed
(f)force - Like all, but will also override existing drivers for connected keyboards
(n)one - No dirvers will be installed, flashing your keyboard will most likely not work.

(ac/f/n)?

Which am I supposed to choose?

I went with A lol. Guessed
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16328 on: Sun, 17 June 2018, 00:14:10 »
What are some nkro or 6kro keyboards that have alps switches? I know the ominikeys  but they're way too expensive. My focus 2000 is not cutting it with only 2kro.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16329 on: Sun, 17 June 2018, 15:56:10 »
hi, simple question, mechanical or not? i only have 2 pictures, i wanna buy it.


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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16330 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 08:22:19 »
It's made by SMK, so probably, but there's not much to go in those pictures.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16331 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 11:31:45 »
Is there any keyboard firmware for ATMega32U4 (/Teensy 2.0/Arduino Micro), which supports keyboard sending scan codes over serial interface?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16332 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 12:00:53 »
Sorry for being newbie but this one?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16333 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 15:25:57 »
Alps-mount rubber dome.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16334 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 10:11:55 »
Has anyone had success with programming the tada68 with QMK?

My keyboard works but  I can’t get any of the QMK features to work like esc~, ralt_T(kc), LSFT_T(kc), MO, cut, paste, etc. I’ve used both methods, qmk configuator to compile my hex and I have modified a  .h file. Both converted hex to bin with MSYS and flashed to tadad68 as FLASH.BIN . Keyboard works but not any QMK features?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16335 on: Tue, 26 June 2018, 09:20:45 »
does anyone know what kind of process was used to make cherry switch sticker sheets? laser cut vinyl stickers?

haven't been able to find suppliers that will do cheap, custom designs, on single colour vinyl

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16336 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 05:18:26 »
does anyone know what kind of process was used to make cherry switch sticker sheets? laser cut vinyl stickers?

haven't been able to find suppliers that will do cheap, custom designs, on single colour vinyl

Yup, laser cut vinyl stckers.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16337 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 08:36:49 »
does anyone know what kind of process was used to make cherry switch sticker sheets? laser cut vinyl stickers?

haven't been able to find suppliers that will do cheap, custom designs, on single colour vinyl

Switch stickers are cut from vinyl sheets with a plotter / Cutter.

From my experience a lot of places will refuse to do switch stickers tho since they are not equipped to do small detailed parts.

As far a I understand cutting small details requires an omnidirectional blade instead of a free rotating blade

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16338 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 08:47:38 »
does anyone know what kind of process was used to make cherry switch sticker sheets? laser cut vinyl stickers?

haven't been able to find suppliers that will do cheap, custom designs, on single colour vinyl

Switch stickers are cut from vinyl sheets with a plotter / Cutter.

From my experience a lot of places will refuse to do switch stickers tho since they are not equipped to do small detailed parts.

As far a I understand cutting small details requires an omnidirectional blade instead of a free rotating blade
what I'm thinking of is hopefully a little simpler; think of a sheet cut roughly with the same dimensions and holes as a 60% switch plate

holes themselves might be the hard part

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16339 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 16:26:11 »
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16340 on: Tue, 10 July 2018, 01:13:58 »
Trying to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro or -Laptop with ANSI layout in Norway.

Found a store that lists some products as English International. Is that ANSI?

Also, is there a way to find more information and possibly images using a product/model number?

FFQ-00013
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« Reply #16341 on: Tue, 10 July 2018, 12:25:44 »
Trying to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro or -Laptop with ANSI layout in Norway.

Found a store that lists some products as English International. Is that ANSI?

Also, is there a way to find more information and possibly images using a product/model number?

FFQ-00013
DAH-00014

From the part# for the cover (FFQ-00013) it looks like it's ANSI.
https://notebooki.pl/laptop-microsoft-surface-pro-signature-type-cover-platinum-ffq-00013-klawiatura-ffq-00013-GWARANCJA-9794.html
https://www.jacob.de/produkte/microsoft-surface-pro-signature-type-cover-ffq-00013-artnr-3728269.html

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16342 on: Tue, 10 July 2018, 17:25:23 »
From the part# for the cover (FFQ-00013) it looks like it's ANSI.
Thank you! :thumb:

I think I'll go for the Microsoft Surface Pro instead of Laptop, so I'm not tied to a keyboard.

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« Reply #16343 on: Tue, 10 July 2018, 17:35:05 »
From the part# for the cover (FFQ-00013) it looks like it's ANSI.
Thank you! :thumb:

I think I'll go for the Microsoft Surface Pro instead of Laptop, so I'm not tied to a keyboard.

Great choice.
The keyboard cover is useful for being both a screen protector and a usable keyboard that's really easy to get out of the way when you want to use your Bluetooth CA66 ;)

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16344 on: Wed, 11 July 2018, 21:26:25 »
Anybody know what kind of computer or terminal this would have come out of? I found it in a warehouse of old computer parts. The owner doesn't remember what it might have been from. I cleaned it up a bit, and found a few things, but I can't find any images online that look like this layout.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16345 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 06:11:49 »
swill’s plate builder doesn't tell me... are the cutouts of the plate the same for both PCB mount and plate mount stabs?

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« Reply #16346 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 07:40:19 »
I really need an enclosure for a (very likely handwired) 5x12 ortho. I welcome any suggestions.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16347 on: Mon, 23 July 2018, 09:10:24 »
Hello guys
I got two Dah Yang K160 with blue cherry clones,they were dead at the time i tried to use it.apparently was not the keyboards but my din5 to ps/2 adapter.
Today i purchased a new adapter, and fired some keyboards up and everything works fine.
Except my two K160, Switch is on AT mode plugging keyboard while pc off gets me all leds light up and they stay.
Pc will not recognise them as a keyboards or as hardware at all.
Can anyone help me figure their problem?


Offline Rayndalf

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16348 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 01:02:00 »
Anyone have any luck with something like this https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.16.708c442aDuR22n&id=565823984744
I have a couple G81-3000 cases on the way and would love to fill at least one of them.
Is it safe to assume that even if a proxy is required something like this would be cheaper and easier than sourcing a plate, or are there G80-3000 style plates / PCBs (ideally NKRO) floating around elsewhere?

Offline Norz

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16349 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 04:58:11 »
I know you guys are too much of keyboards connoisseurs for this brand (  ;D ) but i'm looking for the new Corsair K70 Mk. 2 SE with European QWERTZ layout, and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Am I just bad at using the intertubes or you really can't find it anywhere in this version ?