[ltp] Re: Linux-Thinkpad digest, Vol 1 #3187 - 2 msgs

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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:04:46 -0700 (PDT)

> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:37:27 +0200
> From: Evgeni Golov <sargentd@die-welt.net>
> To: linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
> Subject: Re: [ltp] New 6-row keyboard scaring me off
> Reply-To: linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 08:25:06AM -0400, James Knott wrote:
>> 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.
> Well, that is okay for me. But I have a L520 here, with the 6row
> keyboard and the following points suck:
> - PageUp/PageDown are near the arrow keys, not in the upper right
>   corner
> - the Insert/Delete/Home/End buttons are in a terriby wrong order (in
>   one row...)
> Just my 0.02???
> Evgeni
Keyboards on thinkpads have been getting progressively worse.  My X24 still 
has the nicest thinkpad keyboard with the arrow keys physically seperated 
and no stupid windows keys.

The new keyboard has some terrible attributes.  Printscreen button in the 
bottom row is totally non-sensical.  The pageup/down buttoms being seperate 
from the home/end buttons make absolutely no sense even by their logic -- 
curor positioning.  Moreover I used to take out the springs from the 
ridiculous browser back/forward buttons so that there would be some arrow 
key seperation again, but now I can't do that since I need the pageup/down 

what I really want in life is my existing old school thinkpad keyboard in 
bluetooth, but no luck there...