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anyone ue TKL for programing?
is it really nice ?

 

TKL is my favourite layout. I'm too reliant on arrow keys to get rid of them!

 

how about inputing number? i think its a bit difficult for programing ?

I personally don't have an issue not having a numpad. I haven't used a keyboard with a numpad in years, and never while programming.

I find having numbers close to the letter and operator keys makes using those together a smoother experience.

 

Using one now. Yes, a TKL is perfectly suited to programming!

 

As a casual gamer, a year ago I got Logitech G Pro which is a TKL mechanical keyboard (MK)... it's nice, so nice for programming, Lightroom, web, emailing, command line, any kind of shortcuts... Even my GF (she's not geeky at all) admits that there is something into mechanical keyboard input feel.

Have you ever pressed down keys really hard and longer than normal because Ctrl+C didn't work as expected and you didn't knew it was your fat fingers or bug in software/OS? MK's work very consistently and accurately on any key while giving mechanical feedback. So your brain gets used to it and it gives this freeing typing feeling, like the fresh mountain air at 1-3km altitude.

But ever so often when dealing with the number inputs (Excel / bitrate / bandwidth / TFA / calculator etc.) I really miss full numpad even though use moue a lot and close proximity is nice feel as well. So, that's a tradeoff.

 

TKL is the best layout! Ergonomics of keys + numpad + mouse are bad. Getting rid of the numpad solves this.
Get a separate numpad if you really need numbers.

TKL seems to be the minority tho. There was an article on Ars Technica about this and the TKL fans were outvoted :-/

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