Last Updated on December 25, 2020 by NewToLinux
This is a unrelated to Linux post, but worthwhile, in my opinion.
The notebook computer I reinstalled Windows on to get ready for the dual boot to Linux testing for this website was sitting around not being used since the keyboard was malfunctioning. The notebook specs are actually pretty good since it is a gaming notebook computer with dedicated graphics, a ton of RAM, and a top of the line CPU for the time period. It seemed like a waste to not use it again. I was able to find a replacement keyboard, so I ordered it. I did get it installed with little fuss, thanks to my impeccable search skills in finding a support manual for the specific notebook computer model I have.
During that process, I began researching external keyboards. Mechanical keyboards (wired), wireless keyboards (with the USB receiver, and Bluetooth keyboards. I decided to go with wired since I would be eliminating USB and Bluetooth interfaces. That said, I went deep into the mechanical keyboard rabbit hole.
I found a ton of information about switches, keycaps, and use cases for both specifications. I also found out keyboards may or may not work with specific operating systems depending on the features. I guess that sentence makes this a bit of a Linux related post.
I did order a mechanical keyboard. I do like it a lot. I like the feedback I get when using it. I will post more about that topic at a later date.
The title of this post is keyboard tester. All that introduction above was done to ultimately point you to a website that will test your keyboard inputs. This could prove valuable when you do test Linux with an external keyboard to be sure the essential keys work properly and some of the possible program keys you have customized.
This site has proven to be helpful to me.
It works with any keyboard, even the one built into your notebook computer. I like the tool so I thought I would share.