On the print/syreq, scroll, pause/break style right block is it possible to have the bottom right key blank key be “numlock”. What I envision is when this key is toggled (not held), the right block becomes 789 456 123 with the left blank now being 0. This way numpad functionality can be toggled. Is this possible? If it matters I will order the hhkb both split layout.
Yes, I have the key in between right alt and right ctrl as the num lock key. Like on a regular keyboard, the num lock on the xwhatsit-powered F77 toggles the num pad keys 7 (Home), 8 (up cursor), 9 (Pg Up), etc. When num lock is enabled all of the keys are numbers, and when it is toggled off, the keys correspond to Home, End, etc.
I also have right ctrl set as a function key that you press and can set any key to perform a different function. For example I have fn+7 = Home, fn+9=Pg Up, etc.
Even if it’s not offered it can easily be added in the future open source software update for the xwhatsit controller. xwhatsit has a “macro” feature page that seems to offer many other options if you are looking for other things, including Toggle Mods, Push Mods, Assign Mods, Pop Mods, etc. I would suggest posting a new thread over on the Deskthority/Geekhack forums with your question if you need more details on this.
Can this be done with a toggle (single press) instead of holding down the key? Thanks for taking the time to answer.
Yes that is actually how I personally configured my F77 prototype, except in reverse (numbers are the main keys and the function key held down will activate Home, Pg Up, etc.). The factory will have a default configuration for each keyboard but you can easily do what you are looking for with the xwhatsit GUI.