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Offline derb2k2

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laptop keys don't provide enough friction, need something
« on: Sat, 17 February 2018, 17:49:44 »
hey guys. I recently purchased a laptop and it seems that the top surfaces of the chiclet keys don't have a rough texture. My fingers actually slip when typing at high speeds. This is in comparison to my SUrface type cover that has a 'rubbery' feel and provides some stopping power.

I have looked up some products but they aren't really meant for providing relief from the above issue. Something like a cover isn't readily available for this laptop since it's from a lesser known manufacturer.

I have looked at stickers but am not convinced that they would solve this issue.

Anyone know what products or methods are available for this grandiose conundrum?  Thanks
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Re: laptop keys don't provide enough friction, need something
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 17 February 2018, 18:00:47 »
if you can hit the keys with more top down force instead of diagonal, that should reduce the slipping problem.

Overall, if you are pushing so deep INTO the key such that there is enough finger travel to go INTO Slippage,  You are exerting too lengthy a keystroke.

Reduce your impulse duration.

Typing is unlike piano, in that you are never suppose to hold the key longer than necessary.. Everything should be Staccato. !!

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Re: laptop keys don't provide enough friction, need something
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 17 February 2018, 21:21:58 »
you may have a valid point with the angle thing. I need to closely look at the trajectory of my fingers as I type and the positioning when I hit the key. hrm..
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Re: laptop keys don't provide enough friction, need something
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 12 March 2018, 11:35:59 »
Take a light grain sandpaper and lightly sand the keys. This should give you a bit of texture.
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