35 comments

  • Artiom DashinskyArtiom Dashinsky, 3 years ago

    That's awesome Roy, first time I see SketchKeys used that way :D

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    6 points
  • A B, 3 years ago

    Nerds rolleyes

    (OK, I'm a little jealous)

    2 points
  • Mike MulveyMike Mulvey, 3 years ago

    You can also create shortcuts for free by just going into System Prefs and adding in Sketch's missing key commands:

    http://dailyexhaust.com/images/Sketch-shortcuts.png

    1 point
  • Andrew Washuta, 3 years ago

    Have you noticed any increase in efficiency? To me, I can easily accomplish all of these actions using macros I've set with Keyboard Maestro, or just memorizing the built in shortcuts in Sketch. It just seems like a pain to jump back and forth between two different keyboards, in addition to the mouse.

    1 point
    • Roy Barber, 3 years ago

      Wire framing is very fast. I’m rubbish at remembering short cuts so on a smaller keyboard it should be easier.

      0 points
  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, 3 years ago

    Oh my, I have a dusty Razer Nostromo that I'm totally doing this with.

    1 point
  • Lucian .esLucian .es, 3 years ago

    Arrows on the rotary thingy? Can you link the product?

    1 point
  • Felix LebedinzewFelix Lebedinzew, 3 years ago

    Hey Roy I also ordered one and set it up but for me it is not working with sketch 52. Do you have any tips? Is yours still working?

    0 points
  • Brian MoonBrian Moon, 3 years ago

    I just received the same keyboard as well. I am a bit hesitant on sticking hotkeys on it though as I have too many custom ones set up and they tend to change. How is your experience with the keyboard so far? I constantly have to go back and forth between this and my normal keyboard because you'll still need to type things in Sketch for in-app copy.

    0 points
    • Roy Barber, 3 years ago

      Put it above the normal keyboard seems to work well for quickly hitting buttons.

      0 points
  • Michael RurkaMichael Rurka, 3 years ago

    How much faster do you anticipate your production will be once you're familiarized vs. a regular keyboard?

    0 points
    • Roy Barber, 3 years ago

      Not a clue! But loads of wire framing today was really fast. But I can imagine detailed design with type might be slower but putting the keyboard above the normal keyboard/mouse seems to work well.

      0 points
  • Stefan Kummerloew, 3 years ago

    Hey Roy, how did you resolve the fact that there is no CMD-Key for Mac user? I also ordered the keyboard but I find it useless without the command key and not jumping between standard keyboard and the delux designer...

    0 points
    • Roy Barber, 3 years ago

      They keys are single press no need to press cmd or alt etc for the short cut. In the setup app you can define keyboard shortcuts for each key

      0 points
      • Stefan Kummerloew, 3 years ago

        I know, but I don't want to use it just for shortcuts. I actually set it up with my preferred shortcut combinations, tried to use it in my daily work and quickly realized that the CMD Key is essential for me. Unfortunately it's also not possible to remap the fn & alt keys. But thank you anyway.

        1 point
  • Joe Roberto, 3 years ago

    This is CRAZY that you just posted this... I was just having a conversation with a number of developers who are mechanical keyboard fanatics yesterday on how I wanted to do 'exactly this'! What keyboard did you use as the base?

    Edit* I see the link for the keyboard now.. perfect! Thank you

    0 points
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 3 years ago

    Looks cool, but do you actually look at the key labels? I think I would prefer no label stickers so that it doesn't feel tied to one program.

    0 points
    • Roy Barber, 3 years ago

      Eventually yes they will be removed when I'm used to it.

      1 point
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 3 years ago

        Cool, hopefully they can be easily removed. I remember a couple of years back when everyone was designing fantasy keyboards with OLED screens on each key.

        0 points
  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, 3 years ago

    Yeeeeaaaaah Roy!

    Glad to see your still 'crushing it' or whatever people say nowadays :-)

    0 points
  • Thomas WilhelmThomas Wilhelm, 3 years ago

    where did you get that secondary keyboard?

    0 points