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    Worn out nubs

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    My 'f' key (under Qwerty) is totally smooth now.  It's 'u' under Dvorak.

    Hard to believe that you can wear out a key like that.  It's to the point that you'd never have known there ever was a nub!

    Right nub still there to help me home.

    Yes this is a boring story.  If you are unlucky I'll photograph my nubs, or lack of.

    Last edited by pinkyache (26-Apr-2020 11:12:43)

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    Maybe you've inadvertently found the one thing that's good about Qwerty - by having the nubs on fairly rare keys, they don't wear down quickly. Presumably nubs on T and N would become smooth in short order.

    Using Colemak Mod-DH with some additional ergonomic keyboard mods.

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    Most nubs don't wear down, no. Maybe you're using them differently from many other, I don't know. But if you miss your left hand nub, there have been a few suggestions here through the years. One is a dab of glue on the homing position. Never tried that one myself. The ones I've used is simply scratching the key a little (won't make a bump but it'll still be tactile enough) and carefully raising a slight ridge in the key's surface with a soldering iron (worked fine, but do not blame me if something gets borked!).

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    pinkyache said:

    My 'f' key (under Qwerty) is totally smooth now.  It's 'u' under Dvorak.

    Hard to believe that you can wear out a key like that.  It's to the point that you'd never have known there ever was a nub!

    Right nub still there to help me home.

    Yes this is a boring story.  If you are unlucky I'll photograph my nubs, or lack of.

    I for one would like to see a photo!

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    Of course, it should've been I not U under Dvorak!  ( ಸ‿ಸ)ಽ

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