the larger the better.
I have GoldTouch, and Maltron. I haven’t
tried Kinesis – mostly because I don’t touchtype. And I depend on mobility –
laptops, convertible tablets – so I like stuff I can use on plane.
when I have a lot of “triage” work to do. 8-16 buttons on each hand…
work. 16 bindable keys, with AHK. I sure wish that the keytops could have
dynamically changing symbols.
click-and-hold. E.g. I have CapsLock-click
mapped to Backspace in Outlook, to archive with my left hand, and CapsLock-hold
mapped to legacy CapsLock.
keycode collision. E.g. I have to resort to using ctl-alt-shift-Fn on my
Xkey-16, which I then map to app depend commands using AHK. But I am running out of unique keycodes, and
am unhappy when the keycodes I want my devices to send collide with Windows and
which allows a touch iOS device, iPhone or iPad, to be used as a dynamically
remapped per-app button pad. But Quadro only works on an iOS device, and has other
limitations, so I implemented similar functionality in Python using
AppleScript. Was able to use cheap old Android phones and tablets as my “button-pads”.
When I switched back to using Windows touch devices, I started reimplementing
the button pads in AutoHotKey. But I am
afraid that work got put on hold when I joined Nvidia.
(which I call gUIx, graphical User Interface extenders). But having them emit keyboard sequences is
quite fragile. AppleScript works better. In Windows…
nor Optimus Maximus. I have not yet
preordered the Sonder keyboard, but am tempted.
I usually dislike touchpads - eg I wish that my laptop did not have an ALPs touchpad, so that I could have the keyboard that much closer to me, and possibly open the clamshell on a plane in economy class. But on a recent long trip, no trackball, I started to enjoy the multi-finger-touch abilities of Microsoft's "Precision Touchpad", https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027871/windows-10-touchpad-gestures. 3-finger swipes to switch between open windows. Especially, Microsoft SurfBook 3-finger taps - the only programmable gesture - supposedly mapped to Middle Button, but which actually produces
Win+Ctl+Shift F22. Which I have bound tap to Back, double-tap to Forward, and hold to a navigation menu. Works nicely in web browsers and Outlook. I wish that I could program 4 finger taps and other gestures.
things – but if somebody
wants to recommend a “gaming trackball” with lots of buttons, I am listening.
Or a crowdfunded project.