[RndTbl] Worst. Keyboard Layout. Ever.

Tim Lavoie tim at fractaldragon.net
Sat Jan 28 13:00:13 CST 2023

My old 2013 Macbook Pro keyboard has power as just a regular button, in
the corner. While it does not power down on one quick poke, the system
will completely shut down without having a prompt answered if held down.

This would be fine, except that one of our cats loves keyboards, very
deliberately hopping up on laptops and settling right in. She has a
knack for finding the key that is most likely to cause mischief. (Power,
WiFi, whatever)

Brian Lowe <brian2 at groupbcl.ca> writes:

> I saw this on another forum. A hospital somewhere in the US ordered a dozen HP 
> laptops for some physicians and nurses. When they arrived, they discovered the 
> "Power On/Off" button is shaped like just another keyboard key and is located 
> in the top row. Immediately to the left of the Delete Key. And just above the 
> Backspace key.
> And Insert?  It's the fifth key to the left of Delete, on the F10 key. To its 
> right are F11 (which also has a glyph of a jet aircraft on it), F12/Dual 
> Screen Mode, Prt Scr, the aforementioned Power Off button, and Delete.
> The person who posted the message says the Power button instantly shuts down 
> the system when it's pressed, although I suspect this functionality can be 
> changed in Windows. However, it's the only power button on the device so they 
> can't simply disable it.
> Who the hell designs this crap?
> [2. image/jpeg; HP-Power-off-button.jpg]...
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