What is the opinion of Reddit about the
ELECOM -Japan Brand- USB 2.4GHz Wireless Basic Keyboard for Computer and Laptop, 109 Keys, Full-Size with Numeric Keypad, Quiet and Compact, Foldable Stand, Japanese Layout, Windows/Mac (TK-FDM106TBK)?

A total of 1 review of this product on Reddit.

1 point


14th Oct 2020

I… don’t have this issue, which is indeed seemingly unfixable based on my own research…? Maybe I switch it once a day on first boot, but that’s about it. (Using Microsoft’s)

Never had this issue on a Mac so if you’ve got money… ^(/s)

I’ll try taking a look late tonight but IIRC, I have the remember/different input method for each app unchecked in settings, and I use [WIN]+[SPACE] as my keyboard shortcut to switch between input methods.

Edit: this answer on StackOverflow suggests using AutoHotKey, which legit might be a good stopgap. Basically tell AutoHotKey that when you type a keyboard shortcut (or a single key, even), it sends both the IME switch key as well as the switch to kana key. You’d need to store the value in a variable so it doesn’t do it each time though…

Meta-edit: try this

Edit 2: It’s not the best solution, but as suggested in the other thread, buying an actual Japanese keyboard would give you a physical switch key to change input modes… A quick search on Amazon gave me this relatively cheap Japanese keyboard at ~$20USD