Quick update tonight. I finally decided to make some modifications to the layers layout tonight to deal with issues I have been having in my workflow with Word, Excel, and even SQL. At work I spend a lot of time editing text and I have historically used Ctrl-Left, -Right, -Up, -Down, -Home, and -End many times in conjunction with shift to select text and/or cells.
The initial layout was just not allowing me to execute it as fast as I thought possible with the TB. Because of this I worked through a couple iterations and implemented the following tonight...
On the main edit layer I have added page up and page down which used to be in the edit green layer in the up and down position.
I made most of my changes to the green layer. The arrows in the green layer align to the ctrl-up, ctrl-down, ctrl-left, and ctrl-right. I then added beginning and ending of the paragraph to the top and the home and end to the bottom.
As soon as I loaded this iteration up I went back to the Excel work I was doing and immediatelu saw a significant improvement to my workflow with the intuative location of the functions. I realize that the default layout for these keys may have benefits for others but this layout allows movement and selection very fast as the select layers work as well with these characters.
From a TREG unit update....
Reminder that I am on my third TREG unit. The only issue I am seeing are sporadic issues where characters will repeat right in line with what appears to be bluetooth connectivity issues between the TB and my work laptop or my work desktop. Both of these are running Windows 7 with a dongle I purchased off of Amazon. I have tried various positions of the desktop. The desktop seems to have 1-3 issues a day and the laptop only seems to have about 1 issue a day. Easily resolvable when they occur ... just a little annoying.
At this point my typing is on par with what I can do on a regular keyboard. My text editing and Excel work was already faster on the TB than my keyboard and now with the above improvements the TB blows my regular keyboard away and I have been pretty good with Excel for a long time. I am excited to go into work tomorrow with the changes I just made to the editing layer.
Time will tell if I begin to see the issues I saw on TREG units 1 & 2 (which both had earlier hardware improvement and the current TREG 3 has all the latest improvements mentioned by WT) but at this point I have no reason to ever use a regular keyboard again... especially if I can get my LAIRD dongle working so I can move from computer to computer with the TB (I haven't had any more time to dedicate to try to get it working since my other dongles appear to almost be working perfectly). As long as I continue only using my iPhone, iPad Pro, Laptop, Desktop, Kids MacBook Pro, or my wife's macbook Pro I am locked and loaded. I am still using 4 of these six devices multipe times a day for multiple hours a day with the TB. The two MacBook Pros I am only using sporadicallupy but have not seen any TB issues with those two devices ever. I also never have had issues with the iPhone or the iPad Pro I am typing this on right now.
From my end life is pretty good. I just hope WT is seeing the same success from all the other TREG users so that they can move very shortly into general release so that I can get the two units I actually ordered, the first on 1/13/2015. The second one I ordered on 8/1/2015 (no realizing it will most likely only need to be a backup one since a single unit should work just fine across all my devices).
Here's to hoping for a happy holidays or a very happy beginning of the new year with general shipping happening.