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Old 09 September 2006, 19:48   #1
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Keyboard layout B as default

I can't remember, is there a specific reason that keyboard layout A is set as default? The few times I load up a game with the Quickstart function I always forget to set it to layout B, so I first fiddle around wondering why I can't skip this and that intro or start playing.

So I'd like to see layout B set as default. It makes more sense to me using the cursor keys.
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Old 09 September 2006, 20:11   #2
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Me too, Layout B is for gaming, while in Layout B you sometimes get problems in WB when typing, sometimes A or C works best in typing situations, and some rare games... but for most cases, B is the best default choice.. imo
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Old 09 September 2006, 20:12   #3
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Just a guess but... Keyboard Layout A is probably the best choice as default because laptop users do not have a numeric keypad (so therefore it suits both PC / laptop users)
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Old 09 September 2006, 21:33   #4
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I have a laptop only-- and B is the only one for me . I never use the numeric keyboard anyway . If a game requires the numeric keys, I just remap them.. easy as taking candy from Bippym.
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Hmmm, as I posted without checking before I think I made a boo boo

Keyboard Layout A:
Keyboard Layout A (Numeric keypad, 0 and 5 = Fire)

Keyboard Layout B:
Keyboard Layout B (Cursor keys, Right CTRL and ALT = Fire)

This mean that my last post is rubbish then... Hahaha

Going by the logic in my last post then I think Keyboard Layout B would probably be more appropriate as default (as then it would suit both PC / laptop users)

There's probably a reason why this is not the case though, maybe some games might have these already mapped???

No more posts about this from me... Think I'll wait for Toni's reply (before I post anything else silly)
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Old 10 September 2006, 11:17   #6
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So I'd like to see layout B set as default. It makes more sense to me using the cursor keys.
But in my opinion it makes no sense to use cursor keys, many programs use cursor keys for other things = "bug reports" start appearing.

Just create default.uae configuration file with your default settings, problem solved.
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Old 10 September 2006, 16:00   #7
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Many programs? I doubt someone will load up Workbench through the quickstart function and then Wordsworth to type a letter. This function is probably used a lot by people who just want to play a game for some minutes and the majority of Amiga games are controlled by Joystick, especially damn old jump & runs.

If I want to play more complex games that use the keyboard I still do have some custom configurations set to layout B.
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Old 10 September 2006, 16:09   #8
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Quickstart does not set any "host" configuration settings. Host settings come from separate host-config file (if selected) or from default.uae.
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