[ltp] Re: New 6-row keyboard scaring me off

Chow Loong Jin linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:49:14 +0800

On 25/10/2012 20:25, 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.

I've got an E220S, and while what you describe sounds fine and dandy, the
firmware is so broken that F7/F8 send duplicate keystrokes each, and if you
configure the BIOS to change the Fn key behaviour, it reverts back after a day
or so.

Kind regards,
Loong Jin