[ltp] Too many choices!

cr cr at orcon.net.nz
Thu May 14 23:35:49 CEST 2020

On Thu, 14 May 2020 07:52:32 -0600
Yves Dorfsman <yves at zioup.com> wrote:

> On 2020-05-14 7:10 a.m., Kamen Naydenov wrote:

> > 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.
Yves, some of those models (e.g. T440,L440) don't have separate buttons
on top of the trackpad either.   They have the click function
integrated into the trackpad (the whole pad clicks - a 'clickpad').
This is easily seen in photos - no buttons top or bottom.


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