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  • My solution has been to develop paranoid schizophrenia. I dual boot OS-X and Gentoo Linux; the meanings of the keys in that area are totally different in both OSes. Furthermore, sometimes one or both OSes will operate as if the Fn key is automatically down. Sometimes my F1-12 buttons have one meaning, sometimes another. Plus under Linux I use F11 and F12 as the middle and right mouse buttons.

    Throw in the fact that my keyboard at work is different (reasonably normal), but that it's a docked laptop and when I take it out it's different again. Then throw in my wife's laptop, with a decidedly non-normal keyboard. Last week you could throw in my sister-in-law's laptop, which was really weird (tilde in the upper right? what is this, Sun?). All of this has resulted in my being pathologically unable to make sense of whatever keyboard I am on at the moment. I fumble around till I find the right key, constantly.

    I miss the old days when my caps lock was in the corner, my control key was in the middle, and I never heard of an F1 button.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers