02-02-2017 05:56 AM
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02-03-2017 02:12 AM
This same problem was posted in Sept 2016, but no answers or fixes were offered. This issue is really affecting my work, so please forgive me for trying again. I have a new Lenovo Ideapad 510-15IKB.It seems that the keyboard layout is different than any other I've typed on in the last 30 years! On the Ideapad 510 keyboard, there is a "page up" key to the left of the right hand "shift" key. As a 'touch typist', I instinctively and constantly hit the "page up" key by mistake, expecting the right hand "shift" key to be in that spot. I cannot undo decades of 'muscle memory' to overcome this problem and it's really affecting my work. Is there a way to reassign these keys so the "shift" key is where it should be? I would be so grateful for any advice.Hi Stacyb139,Thanks for posting your issue.Have you tried with third party apps as "KeyTweak" to reassign the keys of your keyboard?I haven't use it but it seems for different feedbacks that works quite well.Please, let us know how it works.Regards.
02-07-2017 03:11 PM
Oh my gosh, thank you JJQ! Your advice worked perfectly, and saved me from causing serious bodily harm to my new Lenovo 510. I couldn't type anything with this ridiculously designed keyboard and I was so frustrated. I see now many users are encountering this same problem.
OK, so I downloaded "KeyTweak". Even though the program is several years old, it does still work for Windows10. There is one important thing users need to know about the virtual keyboard. The "KeyTweak" keyboard is layed out differently than the Lenovo 510 - more like a desktop keyboard, I suppose, with the arrow keys set apart from the main keyboard and the number pad. So, even though this fix is counter-intuitive, reassign the "arrow-pg up" key on KeyTweak to be "right shift" key. Yes, this will work despite the fact that the KeyTweak keyboard's arrow keys are not in the "expected" places. I hope this is clear because I see many users have this same problem, it's infuriating, and I want to give kudos to JJQ and pay it forward! Good luck
02-07-2017 03:14 PM
Absolutely the worst! Had I known about this weird quirk, I would have purchased a different laptop. I think now that "KeyTweak" can probably fix most users' frustrations
04-10-2017 07:17 AM
I found an easy sollution to the right hand shift key problem. There is a free downloadable program called Keytweak that I used on my Ideapad 110-15ISK that works wonderfully. Go to the website: https://keytweak.en.softonic.com/ then download and install the program. Once installed, start the program and re-assign the page up and the right hand shift key. It was a little confusing at first but remember the layout that keytweak shows is the one you are proably used to. It does enable you to keep the functions of the page up and r/h shift which I liked. You are then instructed to restart the computer so it can modify the registry. Once restarted the keys work as you programed. There is also a reset (which I have not done as I love the key placement and can type 100% better now) which should put all keys back to factory default.
Hope this helps