What if...new keyboard concept...

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
What if on the ultra portable, apple nixed the track pad all together and made the keys on the keyboard the "trackpad". No key spaces like the MBP, but flatter keys like the MB. This would shrink the size of the keyboard and all you to basically use it as a flat surface...

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    sequitursequitur Posts: 1,910member
    That's available now: System preferences/Universal Access/Mouse/Mouse Keys; however, it is on the numeric keypad. I would imagine that it could be moved to other keys somehow.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    No- I'm saying the tops of the keys were touch sensitive...so you could just move your finger across the keys to move the mouse and then continue typing...
  • Reply 3 of 6
    icfireballicfireball Posts: 2,594member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tacojohn View Post


    No- I'm saying the tops of the keys were touch sensitive...so you could just move your finger across the keys to move the mouse and then continue typing...



    That doesn't sound like a good idea to me. People will easily press down keys accidentally trying to move their fingers across the keys. Remember that laptop keys are much more easily pressed. And it's not fun to slide your finger across bumps. Probably bad for the keys too.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    this is some raw speculation if ever i saw it!
  • Reply 5 of 6
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jonnyboy View Post


    this is some raw speculation if ever i saw it!



    Not really...



    http://www.macrumors.com/2007/11/01/...face-keyboard/
  • Reply 6 of 6
    jensonbjensonb Posts: 529member
    That's a lot like the combined soft button/Touch Control system (Smart Touch) on Samsung's NV digtal cameras.



    http://www.samsungcamera.com/product...621&cat_uid=75
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