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Offline Livy

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What size is my space bar?
« on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 03:03:31 »
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Is this spacebar 5.25 or 5.5? or anything else
The space bar is 10.5 cm long and the keyboard is the "g.skill km780"

I don't know if this is how you measure key caps but I found something on google referring to longer keycaps as 1.5 ect. Basically a regular square key like "w" would be 1 and if your enter key is 2.25 as long as "w" then the enter key would be 2.25. I need help distinguishing how long exactly my space bar is in these measurements.

I've been looking for space bar keycaps online but most of them are 6 or higher so because mine is shorter i'll commission one but that means I need the space bar size and I don't want to get it wrong which is why I've come to you guys to help me. Thanks!
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 December 2018, 03:22:19 by Livy »
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Re: What size is my space bar?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 03:30:46 »
according to my observation, your spacebar size is 5.5 (or 5.5u)
the bottom row of that board is: 1.5, 1.5, 1.5, 5.5, 1.25, 1.25, 1.25, 1.25
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Re: What size is my space bar?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 07:42:44 »
Looks like it is 0.75 below C and 0.75 below comma. 1.75*2 + 4 = 5.5 units.
Also, counting the width of the main section of the keyboard and subtracting the sizes of the modifiers keys on the bottom row: 13 + 2u Backspace, 3◊1.5 mods on left,  4◊1.25 mods on right. (13+2) - (1.5◊3 + 1.25◊4) = 5.5.
(The key unit is called "unit" or "1◊1-key unit" because nobody has come up with a better name ... :-Ģ )

Yes, that is a very unusual space bar size. I'm sorry but I don't think you will find that as a single.
Your best chance would be to get a broken keyboard for cheap that has the same-sized key but even then it is not sure that the stabiliser mounts underneath are the same.
« Last Edit: Thu, 27 December 2018, 08:28:22 by Findecanor »
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Re: What size is my space bar?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 02:38:28 »
it's not the size that matters
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Re: What size is my space bar?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 29 December 2018, 01:56:29 »
it's not the size that matters

It does if you are trying to fit it on your keyboard.
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