My keyboard is whole again. Complete.
Which is good, because I just remembered that one of the programs I use does use the F7 key. Extensively.
I also have been playing around with recording settings. So I've been surreptitiously recording people. Well, only one successfully so far. I'm not sure if this is something I really want to do in general, but I figured I'd at least iron out the kinks in the process.
So you never know when you might be immortalized...