I use the AltGr key quite a lot and it hurts sometimes when I use it frequently. I think the spacebar is way to big. I understand that it should be easy to reach but you would have no problem using a spacebar that was 1/2 - 3/4 the normal size. I'm looking for a laptop where the spacebar is smaller so that the modifier keys are easier to access. I would also be interested in other keyboard layouts that makes modifier keys easier to use.

  • Toshiba? Otherwise, this is pretty niche and not standard. – user1691 Oct 9 '17 at 19:21
  • @SiXandSeven8ths What do you mean? What's "pretty niche and need standard"? Did you try to send a link? – Nerarith Oct 9 '17 at 20:02
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    To clarify: keyboards come in a pretty standard size on laptops. You've not shown any research of your own on this problem. A smaller than normal space bar is going to be a pretty niche product. If it exists. The closest thing I checked for resulted in Toshibas looking to have a smaller space bar. Have you looked? – user1691 Oct 9 '17 at 20:06

As mentioned in the comments its niche product. Even I've been looking for laptop with small spacebar

The best I could find is japanese laptops (with JIS layout) which have small spacebar (language can be changed to English and keyboard Type to ANSI)

you could have a look at JIS keyboard @ https://www.apple.com/jp/macbook-air/

Use Karabiner-Elements https://github.com/tekezo/Karabiner-Elements on macOS to map extra keys according to your convenience

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