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netboy
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Rearrange Keys

I want to change my Thinkpad T61's keyboard to dvorak-classic. Can I buy a new keyboard that is dvorak-classic ? Or is it possible to rearrange the keys without problems in T61 ? I don't bother about the num lock feature. Please suggest.

 

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You can buy stickers for the keys pretty cheap. That's probably the easiest way to convert to a different format. One problem with swapping keys is they aren't all identical. The three surrounding the trackpoint are unique, so moving your keycaps around isn't going to be a perfect solution. 

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TuuS wrote:

You can buy stickers for the keys pretty cheap. That's probably the easiest way to convert to a different format. One problem with swapping keys is they aren't all identical. The three surrounding the trackpoint are unique, so moving your keycaps around isn't going to be a perfect solution. 


 

I don't want stickers.

 

Does it mean that if I remove a key and try to inoert in another place, it won't go in, as the base of all the keys are not  identical ?

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netboy wrote:
Does it mean that if I remove a key and try to inoert in another place, it won't go in,

TuuS wrote:The three surrounding the trackpoint are unique

 

I don't want stickers.

 


Solution: buy a keyoard

 

ps. in addition to the trackpoint keys, the index keys "F" and "J" are slightly different too. Since you don't want a less then perfect solution, then your back to buying a new keyboard. 

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Solution: buy a keyoard

 

ps. in addition to the trackpoint keys, the index keys "F" and "J" are slightly different too. Since you don't want a less then perfect solution, then your back to buying a new keyboard. 


 

Is there a DVORAK keyboard available for T61 for replacing the current one ?

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Hello,

 

As far as I can tell, the T61 keyboard was never manufactured in a DVORAK layout, so your best bet is likely to use stickers to overlay the QWERTY layout.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Rearrange Keys

I have decided to use stickers only for the keys near the track and rearrange the rest of the keys.