[Blink] Latest Blink breaks pound DTMF key (#) - sends '3' instead of '#', which is Shift-3

Josh Weinstein josh at cxtsoftware.com
Thu Apr 10 00:32:32 CEST 2014

I completely agree Ray.  I also would find it very valuable for a virtual
keypad as well.


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On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Raymond Savoie <ray at nonnormal.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:10 AM, Bart Volgers <bartvolgers at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Plaatsen om een kat te zoeken:
>> Achter de boeken op de boekenplank.
>> In iedere kast die op een te klein kiertje staat.
>> Boven op iets heel hoogs.
>> Onder iets dat te laag is om onder te kruipen.
>> In de piano.
> I didn't think to look in the piano!
>> >
>> > Over my cold dead body ;-)
>> LOL!
>> Seriously. Think NOT adding keypad is the right thing to do. Having a
>> keypad and need to click the keys with your mouse.... That's a really awkward
>> user experience. Can't figure out why people want that. Just press the Real
>> numeric keys on your keyboard, even using the upper numeric row on my
>> laptop is a good user expressions. Or buy one of these nice numeric keypad
>> with USB. Plug it in and start dialing :-)
> Wow - such vitriol directed against a little virtual keypad!  Here are
> some reasons why it such a keypad can be useful, aside from the current
> situation where the # key doesn't work:
> 1) As a novice Blink user, I was looking for the keypad function and
> couldn't find it. The GUI is quite simple, which is a plus, but it was not
> immediately clear to me that I could simply type the numbers on the
> keyboard. Having a virtual keypad that could pop up on demand does not
> preclude the ability to capture keyboard input, and I suspect other novice
> Blink users may appreciate having the option as well.
> 2) The virtual keypad could have the standardized letter 'mappings'
> visible on each key. (Please refer to
> http://www.quickiwiki.com/en/Telephone_keypad)  In North America many
> institutions will make use of this mapping.  For example, my brokerage
> house (Fidelity) requires me to type in an alphanumeric password using the
> DTMF keypad.  The letters ABC map to 2, DEF to 3, etc..
> Regardless, of the above it doesn't sound like I'll be able to convince
> anybody into adding a virtual keypad.  Apparently the thought has struck a
> nerve or something!  Haha!
> Cheers,
>   Ray
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