[ltp] Selecting a new Thinkpad
Fri, 8 Aug 2014 07:47:11 -0500
On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:10:45AM +0200, Leon Weber wrote:
> 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=20
> > clicking the touchpad shall have the mouse button effect. Does=20
> > that work reliably with current Linux distros (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS),=20
> > including the middle button?
> There are different configs around in the internet to disable the=20
> touchpad and only use it as mouse buttons. However, the haptic=20
I do this. It's disappointing. Using it as a touchpad, OTOH, was=20
unbearable due to stray clicks causing much loss of work. I never=20
knew when it would strike.
> experience of these softbuttons is a joke compared to the old-style=20
> mouse buttons. Performing a mouse click takes much more power, it=20
> makes a cheap sounding noise, and at least with my config, I=E2=80=99m=20
> having a hard time reliably performing right clicks. It=E2=80=99s really=
> It took me a long time to get used to that touchpad. There are=20
I'm still not used to it. Otherwise the T440p has been a fine=20
machine, but ugh, I wish the Lenovo people would LISTEN to their=20
paying customers and do away with this abomination.
> rumors about the next generation of Thinkpads reintroducing mouse=20
> buttons. I don=E2=80=99t know if they=E2=80=99re true, but if they are, =
> definitely recommend waiting for those models.
Or start looking at other manufacturers. I'm afraid that will be the=20
only way to convince Lenovo to fix the problem: to hurt their sales.