I recently got some durock stabs to replace the clicky Cherry stabs I had on my keyboard. Not hearing that slight click click every time I tapped backspace gave me so much joy.
Unfortunately, when I was putting my switches back into the hotswap PCB I pushed out one of the sockets and now my “U” key doesn’t work. RIP.
That keyboard had glorious pandas, and I recently got some novelkey creams to replace the box jades I had in another keyboard. Turns out I (and everyone else in my household) don’t like clicky switches.
So I took the opportunity to try out linear switches for the first time, and boy, they are strange. It’s like typing on tough clouds. Coming from tactiles, it feels so, so weird. I’ve read about how teaching yourself not to bottom out takes some time, so I’m waiting for a few weeks to go by before really forming an opinion.
Any nuggets of knowledge for me about linears that someone coming from tactiles might not know? I’m excited to use this for a couple of weeks and see how I feel then.