Comments on: Microsoft Desktop Keyboard Review Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Virtual Keyboard Tue, 05 May 2009 06:43:24 +0000 Are desktop keyboard and virtual keyboard the same?

By: Jorge Sardinha Tue, 02 Oct 2007 07:15:47 +0000 Hi Chris, I came to your blog guided through your videos on youtube.
I’ve been watching some of your videos (mainly the ones about Windows Vista) and I just watched this one about the Microsoft Wireless Keyboard. I have this keyboard and I use this day by day without a problem. I had some problems with the sensitive function keys in the beginning as well, but after a while I was familiarized with that and no more problems.

I just have two correction for your video, the touch pad on the top right corner of the keyboard DOES have the left click on it, you just need to turn on the “touch pad tap function” on the keyboard program.
The second correction still been about the touch pad, but now it is specifcaly about the OK button, it DOES have a function, it works like a left click of the mouse, but to it works you need to set the navigation switch to the directional pad option (left position).

Thanks for the attention.

By: monsterchupacabra Tue, 02 Oct 2007 00:42:15 +0000 Hello Everyone!

I’m Mike. I just signed up and look forward to becoming active in this cool forum.

By: Angel Mon, 01 Oct 2007 04:00:58 +0000 I use the Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite set which bundles the Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard and the Intellimouse Explorer 2.0.
I absolutely love them, the mouse is uber comfy and it is contoured for right handed people (I don’t like symmetrical mouses).

The keyboard has a nice faux-leather padded hand rest and looks pretty with its transparent keys. However, it sucks because it uses F-Lock, so you must hit that key before using any Function key (F2 maps to Undo, F3 to Redo, etc.) but has a nice array of dedicated media buttons, shortcuts for shell folders and 5 programmable keys.

The mouse is optical and has forward and back buttons that can be mapped to pretty much anything and its application dependent! Both the mouse and KB have scroll wheels with side scroll.

However, no re-charging. The KB uses 3 AA’s and the mouse 2 AA’s and no USB plugs at the wireless receiver. The keyboard has a different setup for the Home, End, PU, PD, Insert and Delete keys but its better for me since the Del key is the size of 2 keys (the Insert key is next to the scroll Lock key).

A bluetooth version exits but those retards at Mico-soft made it blue (!!) and it looks horrible.

By: Morgan Stenberg Sun, 30 Sep 2007 16:42:05 +0000 I use the logitech diNovo edge keybord, and I really just love it. It´s beautiful and feels incredibly good. I also use the logitech MXRevulution, I have to say it´s the best mouse I have ever used. So I am definitely an logitech person ;).

By: fatal1ty Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:40:22 +0000 Hey Chris,

Small problem with the video.

“….and theres no “R” in that url”

Someone can’t even spell their own name lol.

Don’t worry dude, I can’t talk, I’m pretty bad at spelling.



By: kai Sun, 30 Sep 2007 05:45:19 +0000 I still use the old microsoft internet keyboard pro, even though my palm rest is broken, the keyboard is working great. I am using it along side with a logitech mx1000 mouse, which I also find amazing.

Before the microsoft, what keyboard were you previously using?

By: Rehman Sun, 30 Sep 2007 01:15:31 +0000 Hey Chris,

Came across your blog when googling parallels vs vmware, so a bit of a newbie.

Thanks for the heads up on that, going to by buying a mac next month [when leopard is out].

To the keyboard/mouse stuff, I’ve mostly used Logitech keyboards and I have to say the best one has been the original DiNovo. I’m now using the DiNovo Edge – the key press feel is just amazing, the mouse I use is the MX Revolution – Has been replaced once already [6 months], other than that it’s a very nice mouse although the scroll switch can be fussy at times.

Limitations with the DiNovo Edge – When the sun is shining through the window the touch sensitive volume control just go mental!

You mentioned in your review that from your experience Logitech’s software has caused havoc with other sf. I’ve not experienced anything – but I’ve also always had a Logitech mouse running at the same time. For the MX Revolution however they left out some basic button customisations options like using one of the side buttons as a double click or back button.

After contacting Logitech’s customer support they told me this was by design and was not going to change – I felt disappointed after spending £65 on a mouse that’s supposed to be an upgrade to my previous addition only to find it can’t do as much.

However the tech support guy was very helpful and he recommended a third party software patch called Uber options, that will add a lot more customisation options to set point, took his advice and never looked back!

By: Jonathan Sat, 29 Sep 2007 20:08:57 +0000 I’d like to see the wireless keyboards & mice offered in wired versions, too, with the same set of features.

By: Jan Sat, 29 Sep 2007 10:22:29 +0000 I have only been using the Wireless Desktop 7000, but the Windows key should be where it is located on all other keyboards. AND I don’t like the function keys either. Not for all day use.