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PS/2 port colours – Wikipedia

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/11

I always forget which colours the [WayBackPS/2 port for keyboard and mouse have.

Some of my old (some call it classic or vintage) mice and keyboards don’t even have a coloured plug.

Luckily, Wikipedia has the answer File:Ps-2-ports.jpg – Wikipedia :

Color Description
Purple Keyboard
Green Mouse

–jeroen

 

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When Windows suddenly starts mixing up keys for various applications.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/14

Since:

  • many people use the left-alt key as it as it is more accessible
  • development tools uses a lot of Alt-Shift based keyboard shortcuts
  • Windows by default has the Left Alt+Shift shortcut enabled to switch language+keyboard layout combinations
  • In most countries, Windows by default has more than one language+keyboard combination installed
  • Windows remembers per application instance which language+keyboard combination is used

every now and then you will get strange characters in only your development tools.

You can change this Windows setting, but be aware that every now and then, various Windows versions will re-enable the Left Alt+Shift even if you have previously disabled it. As of Windows 7 this occurs far less often, but still seems to occur.

Source: Question: Does anyone else have instances in the IDE (Berlin but has happened…

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Posted in internatiolanization (i18n) and localization (l10), Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

OS X Mountain Lion and up: Zoom content on the screen

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/27

"Preferences

Accessibiity -> Zoom -> enable checkbox” class=”size-medium” /> Preferences -> Accessibiity -> Zoom -> enable checkbox

I didn’t know this was built-in since Mountain Lion and up, but it is, is startable from the keyboard and it’s tremendously convenient when presenting: [WayBack]: OS X Mountain Lion: Zoom content on the screen.

TL;DR:

  1. System Prefrecences
  2. Accesibility
  3. Zoom
  4. Checkbox

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Brand New Model F Keyboards – The Model M Predecessor: Mechanical Capacitive Buckling Spring Keyboards with NKRO

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/17

If it had function keys, I might have ordered it, but in case anyone is still interested: order before the end of July as they will likely not do a re-run of this unique project: [Archive.isBrand New Model F Keyboards – The Model M Predecessor: Mechanical Capacitive Buckling Spring Keyboards with NKRO.

Model F quality is much better than Model M, which is way better than anything manufactured after that. Just compare the spring mechanisms below.

via: [WayBackKeyboardfanaat gaat getrouwe reproducties IBM Model F leveren – Computer – .Geeks – Tweakers

What is the Difference between IBM Model M and Model F Key-Switches?

[WayBackWhat is the Difference between IBM Model M and Model F Key-Switches?

 

 

–jeroen

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keyboard shortcut to edit cell content? | Apple Support Communities

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/19

When you’ve got an Excel on Windows back-ground, sometimes simple stuff is difficult. So:

option+return edits a cell’s content.

Source: keyboard shortcut to edit cell content? | Apple Support Communities

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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