when I redesign my keyboard

these will get their own key:
  • copy
  • paste
  • cut
  • undo
  • redo
And these will be banished from my reach, if not entirely:
  • caps lock
  • insert
  • num lock
(scroll lock, pause/break, print screen are assumed to have been already banished.)
I actually use the windows key, but it would be nice to disable it per-application (i.e. for games).
I do not require a button to order pizza.

It might be fun to own a company that prints custom keyboards for various industries. 


  1. Windows can't override the Caps Lock key? I would love to do that on my Windows machine at work. If you find out how, let me know... My laptop (Mac) lets me disable Caps Lock (actually I set it to be Control). Also, Macs shed the Insert key long ago. And finally, the Command key in OS X is about a million times more useful than the Windows key since Mac programs use it consistently and it frees up the Control key to do the stuff it was meant to (basically universal emacs editing commands all over Mac OS X).

  2. I use enso (http://www.humanized.com/enso/beta/enso-20-launcher-prototype) to remap my caps lock to be an application launcher. But still if I had it all to do over, I'd scrap it.