You don't need it - I know people that don't use it at all except for Q,A and Y (german keyboard, Z in the US layout). You're much faster however if you use it properly for every keystroke of the left side
I always rest my a finger on the left shift key, and as such have no reason to press another one as well.
Well, people have different typing habits For example I usually rest both my hands (all fingers) on the letter keys.. Pressing a shift key means moving one of them away, so I press whichever is closer to the letter I'm pressing
I prefer same keyboard as the Apple keyboard.
With the cmd and everything, or just your localised general layout?
How Do you know if I need it?I think the majority of people who write with 10 fingers use the right shft key.So I think it would be a no go if the PF lags this key.
Übrigens habe ich links auch ein Y
Well, you can just feel it when you type yourself and if your small finger on the right hand doesn't do anything, then you would not need it. But not having a shift-key would kill the PF so let's not do that
Oh, das ist schön
Anyways, I'm hoping we'll get some keyboard info from Eve soon
Ehm.... did you just suggest changing my typing habits? It would be the same as switching to another keyboard layouy. You know what, since we don't really care about widespread typing habits, why not make it alphabet instead of QWERTY? Nah, just kidding but I think we should not sacrifice too much comparing to standard desktop keyboards: things like arrow keys, shift key size, numpad should be as close as possible to normal desktop keyboard. We need to sacrifice some things like a dedicated numpad and keytravel, but let's try to keep it as close as possible
Im just going to throw this picture out there. This is the keyboard I use right now on my Lenovo Y40 and Ive found it very comfortable and useful. The right shift key, the biggest area of contention it seems (not the arrow keys) is a tad smaller than the left shift key, but still plenty useable. The arrow keys are also alligned keeping its production possible cheaper than unalligned. This is on a 13ish inch computer as well so I think that works for the PF. (The image might be distorted in scale. It is when I view it through the preview button on my phone)
Reminds me of the complaints of my old lenovo ideapad y570 and other keyboards using that layout. They had full-size arrow keys but then kept everything flush, killing the shift space.
this is exactly what I'm talking about lol
My favorite keyboard EVER on a laptop-type device is the one on my Dell XPS 12. The key tactile feel (shape and depression) is awesome and spacing is also great. They gave slightly smaller than full size arrow keys but they are not too small and extend out so they're not too cramped.