[ltp] X1 firs/second generation, X230 or X240 new keyboard design
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:06:46 +0100
Uwe Brauer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> "Richard" == Richard Neill <email@example.com> writes:
> >> I am still stunned about the brain damaged new keyboard design as seen in
> >> the X1 first/second generation.
> > In my experience, the keyboard design is actually not so bad. It's not
> > ideal, but at least it's quite decently solid to type on. The keyboard
> > layout re-mapping is tolerable, though I do hate the e-ink Function
> > keys (they feel really sluggish to respond).
> > (The loss of SysRQ and PrtSc is not a big deal - they still exist as
> > chorded combinations. There is a win, in the shape of the Ctrl-key
> > being moved right to the bottom-left-corner, where Fn used to be, and
> > at least PgDn and PgUp (merged with arrow keys) are less dangerous
> > than the PgRight/PgLeft keys that they replace)
> I big to differ. I am using thinkpads for the last 12 years, and spent
> 95% of my time in (X)Emacs where I have bound all sort of lisp functions
> to keys,
Ack. The keys some people call wasted space are, to me, a valuable
resource! I used to have Menu, Scroll Lock, Pause, Back and Forward
bound to useful things. On my latest ThinkPad I am left with only Caps
Lock, Fn and PrtSc and it looks like some of these are on the way out.
As keys get removed I am left with a less functional machine.
And does the fact that the right-hand Alt in picture in the linked
article is not marked AltGr mean that it is, indeed, no longer AltGr? I
like and use AltGr too!