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#1 2015-11-15 03:43:27

bbraun
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HP 9000/712 keyboard

While we're on the subject of presence counting, I'm wondering what keyboard originally came with the 712.  It's obviously PS2, and the owner's manual just says it came with a 'PC keyboard'.  I remember using it new, and it was a typical PC 101 key layout, but I also remember it having a relatively distinctive feedback.

I'm kind of thinking it's one of these:
C3346A:
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A2840A:
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These don't look like what I remember, but they're PS2 keyboards that still have the key styling used on the HIL keyboards:
C1405A:
s-l1600.jpg

C1405B:
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#2 2015-11-15 06:49:46

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Re: HP 9000/712 keyboard

The C1405A is what we used on the 700/92s on the HP3Ks.

Soft keys 4 lyfe


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#3 2015-11-15 15:04:09

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Re: HP 9000/712 keyboard

HRMM? I've got several HP KBDs, gotta excavate that box now. I don't recall any noticeable tactile feedback, but that oddball KeyCap color was irresistible. neutral

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#4 2015-11-16 03:42:57

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Re: HP 9000/712 keyboard

Soft keys are in reference to the "F" keys. You could assign them custom functions and set a function set to load on login. The terminal would display eight boxes on the bottom of the screen with your keys' descriptive text. HP called them "Soft Keys" because they were software defined.


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#5 2015-11-16 14:30:15

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Re: HP 9000/712 keyboard

cool

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#6 2015-11-16 23:14:27

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Re: HP 9000/712 keyboard

So far as I'm concerned when it comes to HPs it doesn't count as a "Soft Key" unless you can also activate it by poking the CRT.


Flap Different.

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#7 2015-11-16 23:16:57

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Re: HP 9000/712 keyboard

Yeah, my brother has some scopes with those "touchscreens" on them in the shop.


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#8 2015-11-17 03:25:43

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Re: HP 9000/712 keyboard

I know it's blasphemy, but I never cared for those softkeys on HP machines and terminals.  I resented losing the screen realestate to the onscreen display.

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#9 2015-11-17 04:59:13

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Re: HP 9000/712 keyboard

Ah, like having the OS X dock set for large icons and not set to automatically hide.

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