[ltp] New 6-row keyboard scaring me off

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:25:06 -0400

David Griffith wrote:
> Is anyone else annoyed at Lenovo for discontinuing the standard 7-row 
> keyboard?  I've been looking at getting a new laptop and after what 
> I've seen from Lenovo and their attitude towards users about this, I'm 
> thinking of jumping ship.  Here's an example of what I'm talking 
> about: 
> http://blog.lenovo.com/products/why-you-should-give-in-to-the-new-thinkpad-keyboard 

That's hardly new and I don't see what the problem is.  The E520 I 
bought last year has that sort of keyboard.  The top row is used for 
both the usual function keys and special functions.  By default, the 
function keys require pressing the "Fn" key, but it's easy enough to 
change the configuration so that the special functions require that instead.