I upgraded to a Mac keyboard because it’s less wide than pretty much every other keyboard I could fine.
There’s a few problems with using it on windows… Namely, Apple expects you to buy OSX to get the Windows keyboard driver, and doesn’t offer it for Windows users in any stand alone form – Also they don’t support the full use of the enhanced function keys n windows – like the Eject button, volume controls, etc.
Oh and they don’t offer a layout for it so the key caps don’t match what you type unless you set it to US layout, and lose the ability to type £.
But then that’s apple – they’re not exactly good at this ‘computer’ thing.
Luckily Microsoft has an app for creating keyboard layouts, which makes it easy to create a layout that matches your keyboard… But then I thought – “Actually, there’s a lot of characters I’d quite like to be able to type that I usually can’t because they’re not included!” – Being a bit of a typography nerd, I’d like to be able to type things like 10°c or use an ellipsis … or an em-dash – instead of an en-dash, throw in the odd © or ® or ™, even the very seldom used ℗, which isn’t № 1 on anyone’s character list – mostly it makes people say “What was that‽”.
Of course, not all the characters are supported. Some of them are basic, a few of the weirder ones are Unicode, but even so, I’m quite pleased with my new, custom¹ keyboard layout!
¹ Even if I do keep having to refer to a keyboard map becasue I can’t recall where I hid everything…