//c+ switch settings, QWERTY/Dvorak (was Re: IIc+ mouse `A+ Little Mouse')

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Aug 30 12:33:00 2002

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Robert F. Schaefer wrote:

> > If I recall correctly, the seminally useless 40/80 column switch on the
> > //c was changed into a processor speed switch on the //c+. Look at the
> > two little diagonal buttons on the left side of the case just above the
> > keyboard.
> Replaced with a volume slider. I had to check right away, because it'd be
> just like be to miss something so hard to find as a knob on the top... ;)
> Somewhere I know I saw how to do it, but as I never planned on finding
> a ][c+, I didn't bother to rememeber. :/

I know one of them was replaced by a volume knob but I could've swore one
of them was changed to the processor speed setting. The other switch was
the slightly less useless QWERTY/Dvorak setting.

Who the hell uses Dvorak? A very interesting and unique feature to have
on a computer (anyone else know of a computer that had a switch that would
instantly change the keymapping between QWERTY and Dvorak?) but all it
ended up doing most of the time is confusing clueless users who would
accidentally press the switch not knowing what it was (or other people
pressing the switch to befuddle the next user, especially in computer
classroom settings) and ending up with a computer that would be seemingly
outputting gibberish when you typed.

What is the other switch for? I don't have a //c+ handy to check, and I
couldn't find anything in my quick and lazy web search.

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