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How often do you swap keycaps?
« on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 02:39:36 »
We have a couple of threads already about swapping keyboards.

How often do you swap keycaps on the keyboard you are using (full sets or just customs)?

Full sets: I tend to keep a set on until I get a new set to replace it.

Customs: These I put on when I get them, keep them for a week or two, and then swap for something else I found in my collection.  Every now and again I will revert to all stock caps (or all caps from whatever set is on there at the time).
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 05:08:05 »
I don't like swapping. I will use my cherry ds sets until they become as shiny as the sun!

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 05:28:36 »
Once in a lifetime. Unless there is corrosion or undefined situation. If it's sweat stain, maybe I wash it but I'm not swapping to another brand new ones because they're thick pbt.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 05:30:01 »
I normally only swap clacks (on esc position)

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 05:40:37 »
Don't have any key sets, but swap novelty's in and out nearly everyday. Depends how I'm feeling.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 05:42:30 »
Heh just sitting back and waiting for someone to say "I never switch keycaps, I just buy a new keyboard to put the new keycaps on" ;) :))
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 06:08:33 »
Heh just sitting back and waiting for someone to say "I never switch keycaps, I just buy a new keyboard to put the new keycaps on" ;) :))

That's my dad, I persuade him to change those keycaps and he says "why buy $95 thick pbt keycaps when you can change them?"
He's not a touch-typist though, so he doesn't know how various types of keycap construction works. I wanted to change mine because ABS grips my finger and prevents them from sliding to another key to actuate the other keystroke.
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 October 2013, 06:10:25 by Austin Powers »

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 06:18:17 »
Whenever a new GMK set comes out ;)

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 06:22:26 »
When i feel bored

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 15:16:03 »
Whenever I find GMK for cheap.

Hasn't happened yet.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 15:17:27 »
I've not replaced my keys with a full set yet, though I do like to swap customs when I get bored/annoyed, which is around once a month.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 15:28:19 »
Swap every day

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 15:36:42 »
I keep my poker and LZGH pretty much the same all the time but I swap novelties on my Vomit race that I take to work and back all the time. Also when I would watch an episode of Breaking Bad, that set would go into my page up/down cluster on my LZGH until the end of the episode then it switched back to all klaxon.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 20 October 2013, 02:17:15 »
Thus far, never.  Then again, I have none to swap around.

Yet.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 20 October 2013, 02:19:31 »
Thus far, never.  Then again, I have none to swap around.

Yet.

You will ... you will ... ;)
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 20 October 2013, 03:27:19 »
Thus far, never.  Then again, I have none to swap around.

Yet.

You will ... you will ... ;)

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 13:24:45 »
Heh just sitting back and waiting for someone to say "I never switch keycaps, I just buy a new keyboard to put the new keycaps on" ;) :))

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 14:28:22 »
Rarely I usually just buy another board when I get a new keyset.  :thumb:

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 14:32:03 »
I swap keycaps after every keystroke.  This post took 45 minutes to compose.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 14:46:08 »
Just swapped a couple keys for the first time yesterday. Added a WASD cluster to my Leopold to mitigate the additional wear and staining, and a red Esc just cause.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 18:29:49 »
Just whenever I buy new sets I guess.  So I'll use it until the next set arrives.

Though I don't buy keycap set that frequent so probably twice a year or so.  :D

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 19:17:07 »
I went through my keycap box the other day and found a few keycaps I forgot I had, so I swapped one or two of them onto my current board.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 20:23:32 »
Like almost never, and when I do it's usually just some other color modifier or wasd or something. I have this white on black Cherry set on my daily that I've been using for a few years now, that has followed 3 keyboards. They are all shiny and slick... and I have several other Cherry sets that are like new sitting in boxes mostly on other keyboards I don't use. I just can't be bothered :))

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 00:30:33 »
Like almost never, and when I do it's usually just some other color modifier or wasd or something. I have this white on black Cherry set on my daily that I've been using for a few years now, that has followed 3 keyboards. They are all shiny and slick... and I have several other Cherry sets that are like new sitting in boxes mostly on other keyboards I don't use. I just can't be bothered :))

Also sounds like you have found a set that you are happy with.

The BumbleBee set is close for me (especially being yellow), but I'm eager to see what the PBT dyesub R2 set is like.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 19:35:48 »
I rearrange and swap my novelties as a form of procrastination
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 13:24:07 »
Usually when I feel the caps are getting dirty and I need to clean them...since I have to take them all out anyways I might as well switch to another set.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 13:27:07 »
swapping caps is bad for the switch/solder joint/pcb   whole keyboard in general...   You don't do this unless you HAVE TO..

Unless you don't love your keyboard...

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 14:13:42 »
swapping caps is bad for the switch/solder joint/pcb   whole keyboard in general...   You don't do this unless you HAVE TO..

Unless you don't love your keyboard...
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That's the sort of thing I was wondering about.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 14:29:44 »
swapping caps is bad for the switch/solder joint/pcb   whole keyboard in general...   You don't do this unless you HAVE TO..

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 15:05:49 »
swapping caps is bad for the switch/solder joint/pcb   whole keyboard in general...   You don't do this unless you HAVE TO..

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 15:26:03 »
Maybe I hate my keyboard and want it to suffer...

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 15:54:26 »
If you hate it, just hang it on the wall of your local community college with a sign above it reading "how many words per minute can you twerk?"

In answer to the OP's question, I have not swapped mine yet, I expect to do so when I find something better than the set included with my ErgoDox group buy at a not insane price.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 22:19:40 »
6 months.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 22:21:34 »
Whenever a new GMK set comes out ;)
This didn't age well, haven't bought a GMK set since.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 20:45:10 »
I think every 3-4 months. When I get bored with the set.
I used to have 4 keyboards, but sold most of them and now have two. I think I have 6 sets of SA and one retro Cherry.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 21:49:01 »
I think every 3-4 months. When I get bored with the set.
I used to have 4 keyboards, but sold most of them and now have two. I think I have 6 sets of SA and one retro Cherry.

When I find a set that I like, I will stick with it for quite a bit. I used Skeletor for a solid two years. I have been using WoB quite a bit.

On my hhkb, I swap about every two months.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 21:57:45 »
I went through my keycap box the other day and found a few keycaps I forgot I had, so I swapped one or two of them onto my current board.

I went through my storage unit the other day and found boxes of keycaps I forgot I had.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 05:37:23 »
I can't swap keycaps since most of them do not ship to canada  :(

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 16:47:31 »
i've never swapped keycaps except artisans :/

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 03 June 2019, 02:55:28 »
When I was first interested, I changed often, but ...
It's very annoying now. Even if I buy a new one, I don't change it.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 04 June 2019, 22:04:45 »
i've never swapped keycaps except artisans :/

I like the OEM look of some keyboards.  Of course, other keyboards have atrocious keycaps that are asking to be changed.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 04 June 2019, 22:05:10 »
When I was first interested, I changed often, but ...
It's very annoying now. Even if I buy a new one, I don't change it.

I've swapped a couple around recently - I find it somewhat relaxing :)
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 09 June 2019, 16:11:40 »
i don't swap very often but i've ordered a ton of different keycap sets lately so we'll see :p

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 14 June 2019, 23:16:18 »
When i feel bored

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 07:58:04 »
For some reason I get bored every few months.
I noticed lately I have put away my favourite Realforce with SA Carbon and I've been using GMMK ISO TKL with Tealios v2 and retro Cherry white and beige.

I thought I would never like RGB keyboards, but this GMMK looks so nice, colors set to wave motion and even with non-transparent caps, it looks nice. Maybe I'm getting old... ;)
Only thing that bugs me with this GMMK is that it has opened/uncovered switches - I don't like it, I prefer full bodied case/chassis.
So lookign forward to my lately ordered KBD8X Mk2. Will solder in those Tealios and put on purchased GMK Space Cadet.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 20:21:12 »
why are we posting in this 6 year old thread
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 20:29:34 »
haven't swapped the lz-s' caps in like 6 years :) only added some more clacks.
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 21:29:23 »
I don't like swapping. I will use my cherry ds sets until they become as shiny as the sun!


+1 for og cherry ds until they shine as diamonds.

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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 10:51:35 »
why are we posting in this 6 year old thread

cause its interesting to see how often peeps swap their caps:)
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Re: How often do you swap keycaps?
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 11:06:33 »
Probably around every two months I'll rotate out one set for another. It's usually tied to getting new artisans and wanting to match different colors together.
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