Vista and my Natural Keyboard Pro
I really love my Natural Keyboard Pro. There are many things about it to like. However, one of the greatest things is the IntelliType Pro software and the ability to turn off that blasted Caps Lock. Who really needs to turn on the shout key anyway? NOBODY LIKES TO BE SHOUTED AT, RIGHT?
Before moving to Vista, I made an inventory of the software I would need to install on my new machine. (BTW, has anyone ever successfully upgraded an OS between versions? I never have. It seems that it is always pave and install). As I am going down the list, I get to Microsoft IntelliType Pro and jump over to Microsoft’s website to download the drivers. (BTW, shame on you Microsoft for making a page that doesn’t render well in Firefox.) I put in: Keyboard … Natural Keyboard Pro … but there is no Vista in the OS selection!
I went to go talk to my buddy Aaron, who was one of the first to take the Vista plunge, to see if the IntelliType software that is compatible with his Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 supported disabling the Caps Lock key. After installing it, we saw that it still worked. Whew!
So now here is the delima. Do I give up on ol’ faithful for one feature? I had even bought two backups when I found out that they were discontinued. They are down in the basement waiting to be put into service. In despiration, I tried to install the new software and just say it was a Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. It works!!! Problem solved.