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Title: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: piiwii on 04:06 AM - 01/05/19
By "action" I mean a button you need to press while your fingers are on WASD *and* one you use regularly, so not an auxiliary button or a toggle button or a button you never need to hold down and can just quick tap (e.g. so not games where grenades don't need to be cooked for example).

Mine would be B for grenades in Siege - I really need to stretch out my thumb to get to it cause I've used up all my other buttons for what I consider more important actions.

You?
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: antithesis on 07:23 AM - 01/05/19
All critical actions are no more than one key away from WASD (typically L1, R1, Triangle and Circle). The exceptions are Options & Touchclick, which are two keys away and never used in combat. PS is tucked away on Esc, Share on Tab. For me, that's miles away from IJKL (instead of WASD).

My thumb however is responsible for at least 7 bindings on an Ergodox (L3, Square, Cross, D-pad directions) and may need to move up to 6 or 7 cm. But it's a simple wrist pivot and thumb extension while maintaining contact with WASD and is not hard to do. Critical functions (L3, Square, Cross) are still mapped within one key of my thumb's resting position.
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: N1TRO on 07:29 AM - 01/05/19
B is a strange keybind for grenades. I use x or v for nades and that is also my hardest to reach key. I usually make use of my two mouse side buttons left shift left control q e and f as my main keys with c and v as utility keys and left alt as a possible extra key that I never need to use with xim due to button limits
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: piiwii on 07:35 AM - 01/05/19
B is a strange keybind for grenades. I use x or v for nades and that is also my hardest to reach key. I usually make use of my two mouse side buttons left shift left control q e and f as my main keys with c and v as utility keys and left alt as a possible extra key that I never need to use with xim due to button limits

For any other game I'd agree, but my god Siege needs a lot of buttons! Also I split up crouch into two buttons like on PC, one into a prone and another into a crouch (with no ability to prone), so doing this makes things even worse.
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: N1TRO on 07:39 AM - 01/05/19
Ahh the answer to most setup issues related to keybinds or lack of buttons is the guy plays siege lol
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: antithesis on 07:44 AM - 01/05/19
Foot pedals?
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: piiwii on 07:53 AM - 01/05/19
Ahh the answer to most setup issues related to keybinds or lack of buttons is the guy plays siege lol

lmao yeah, it's a crazy complex game haha
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: Kuy on 01:31 AM - 01/06/19
It depends on the game for me, some games I donít even use shift, others I use every key my fingers can reach.

For example: on Siege I use G for gadget, F for ping, and E for nades. But for games like Warframe I donít even use E.
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: matthewtas on 02:09 AM - 01/06/19
I use scroll wheel down for melee in overwatch.
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: tepidblack on 07:10 AM - 01/08/19
I use scroll wheel down for melee in overwatch.

Same m. Iíve spent years trying to figure out what key to use for melee, and Iíve finally settled on mwheel down. Even then Iím not sure
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: antithesis on 11:16 PM - 01/08/19
I like scrollup for melee, it makes me feel like I'm hitting someone. Scrolldown is for swap weapon, like I'm reaching behind to grab something.

Melee's the tough one though and I'll frequently bind reload (square) to scrollup instead. If I had a mouse with right-side buttons (left-hander), I'd use button 4 so I can shoot and melee at the same time.
Title: Re: What's the longest you need to reach to press a button (for an action button)?
Post by: ceebs on 03:43 AM - 01/09/19
B is a strange keybind for grenades. I use x or v for nades and that is also my hardest to reach key. I usually make use of my two mouse side buttons left shift left control q e and f as my main keys with c and v as utility keys and left alt as a possible extra key that I never need to use with xim due to button limits

For any other game I'd agree, but my god Siege needs a lot of buttons! Also I split up crouch into two buttons like on PC, one into a prone and another into a crouch (with no ability to prone), so doing this makes things even worse.
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