[ltp] keyboards in the new X series: less keys?
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:30:48 +0200
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> I have used in the past either a X40, X60 or X200s. Now=20
> I am thinking of buying either a new X240 or X1. However when I searched
> for images of the keyboards, I observed to my horror, that=20
> - the X240 has no f1-f12 keys at all
Not true. F1-F12 are labelled with special functions (volume, wifi,
brightness etc) but have small labels for Fx as well. You can switch
between both modes with Fn-Esc ("FnLk") and the state persists across
reboots. Apart form a slightly annoying LED in the FN key (lit on FnLk)
this is not worse than my old X200. The only key I am missing is for
> - the X1 still has but has no break, print, numlock and the forward
> and backward keys. That makes 5 keys less than the keyboard found
> on the X60 or X200 (the X40 has no windows modifier which is also
The X240 also doesn't have any other of these keys. And, potentially
worse, End and Ins share a single key. By default you have End and
Fn+End is Ins. With FnLk it is the other way round. I got used to this
surprisingly quick, but only because I apparentlyuse Ins more often than
> Are there models with the old type of keyboards?
> Is there a way to exchange the new keyboards for the old one?
I don't think so.
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