I am putting this one up because I would like to commiserate with others who are dealing with this problem.
I am traveling the world right now. Before leaving I added a lightweight external keyboard to my carry on, just in case the keyboard of my 12 inch MacBook died. Today after over a year on the road the caps lock light came on and all the keys stopped working.
This didn’t effect my work flow much, since I use the external keyboard all the time because I like it better.
Why don’t I like the laptop’s keyboards? Let count the ways.
the keys are too large and don’t have enough space between them. Okay, so they look really nice, but I am a touch typist and need to be able to tell with my fingertips where the edges of the key are at.
The bump on the F and J keys is too shallow. It is hard for me to tell when my hands are in position. (see point 1)
The key travel is too shallow. I write up to 4k words per day. If I used the keyboard on the laptop to work, my fingers would feel like they were bleeding at the end of the day.
They are too easy to break. I don’t ever eat at the same place my laptop is, so I don’t know what got into my keyboard that broke it.