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F1 key position on righter than Esc key

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014918D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a key layout for keyboard which is used in Notebook PC. In 7-row keyboard, the F1 key exists near the ESC key which is located on top/left corner of the keyboard. This causes that PC user pushes F1 key when PC user wants to push ESC key. The idea is shifting the location of F1 key righter than current position. If shifting the location of F1 key from existing keyboard layout (see Fig.1) to new layout (see Fig.2), PC user will not push F1 key accidentally when PC user wants to push ESC. Esc Fig.1