[ltp] Too many choices!
yves at zioup.com
Thu May 14 15:52:32 CEST 2020
On 2020-05-14 7:10 a.m., Kamen Naydenov wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 5:32 AM Cynthia <think at dogtrainingthatworks.net> wrote:
>> My favorite Thinkpad was the X61S, which had no trackpad, just the
>> trackpoint and a little mouse button cluster. Before that, I
>> always had a line in the start-up to disable the trackpad because I
>> tend to touch it by mistake and do unintended things. My husband
>> always did that tweak for me; he is gone now and I won't know how to
>> do it...
> As you prefer TrackPoint usage avoid ThinkPads featuring clickpads
> (Buttonless Touchpad).
> Models to avoid are listed in section "Models featuring this
> Technology" at https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Buttonless_Touchpad#Models_featuring_this_Technology
I don't think that's fair. Those models have buttons on top of the trackpad, just under the keyboard. I am a heavy trackpoint user and use the trackpad only for scrolling, for which I do not use any buttons, I also find touching and clicking a trackpad confusing, so I disabled that functionality in the OS. Given that usage pattern, i find buttons at the bottom of the trackpad a waste of space. The X220 mentioned in your link is one of my favourite machine, one of the latest that still made all components easily accessible and the perfect size to be able to use everywhere.
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