[ltp] Selecting a new Thinkpad

Leon Weber linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:10:45 +0200

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On 07.08.2014 22:27:49, Joerg Bruehe wrote:
> 2) Mouse buttons
> The new Thinkpad models do not have mouse buttons any more, AIUI
> clicking the touchpad shall have the mouse button effect.
> Does that work reliably with current Linux distros (Ubuntu 14.04
> LTS), including the middle button?

There are different configs around in the internet to disable the
touchpad and only use it as mouse buttons.  However, the haptic
experience of these softbuttons is a joke compared to the old-style
mouse buttons.  Performing a mouse click takes much more power, it makes
a cheap sounding noise, and at least with my config, I=E2=80=99m having a h=
time reliably performing right clicks.  It=E2=80=99s really sad.

It took me a long time to get used to that touchpad.  There are rumors
about the next generation of Thinkpads reintroducing mouse buttons.  I
don=E2=80=99t know if they=E2=80=99re true, but if they are, I definitely r=
waiting for those models.

    -- Leon.

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