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  • noun Plural form of keycap.


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  • I know that keyboard configurations can be changed with relative ease, but the physical keyboards cannot be: for most folks, the folks who don’t know DVORAK from Adam and aren’t going to learn a new layout recreationally, the keycaps are the layout.

    QWERTY vs. Dvorak - Freakonomics Blog -

  • The neck consists of 144 'keycaps' spread across six rows and along 24 'frets', each one represents a note (just like on a traditional guitar) which can be tuned to just about any pitch and tone desired in Misa's control program.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • The instrument, called Misa, is really a guitar-shaped computer, a midi controller whose "frets" are in fact 144 keycaps.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • The manual Smith-Corona typewriter I used in college had two keys where you could switch keycaps and the strikers, and I had an interrobang on one of them.

    Friday BSNYC Pleasure Examination!

  • By contrast, the Asus U2E keyboard, while nothing to write home about, is more conventional and more usable, with traditional tapered keycaps that provide better key separation.

    Two Laptops Travel

  • These are basically the button array and a reinforced silicon interface doubling as keycaps made into one composite package.

    Why did it take them so long to figure THIS out

  • Next layer up is the silicon interface which links the keycaps to the button array.

    Why did it take them so long to figure THIS out

  • It's just ugly; the keycaps no longer match the letters that appear on-screen.

    Ars Technica

  • They can have lights, simple electronics, multiple types of switches, in-molded keycaps, a dozen paint colors with masked-off areas for backlighting;

    Boing Boing

  • Full-size keycaps are comfortable and convenient for data input.


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