06-19-2016 06:40 PM
I have a brand new yoga 710 with windows 10. I am generally impressed with it, with the exception of the poorly designed keyboard. Defying 80+ years of standard keyboard formatting, on the 710, the 'Right Shift' key is only half-sized, and it is shared with the 'PgUp' key, conveniently placed to the right of the PgUp key.
Every single time I am typing on this keyboard (including this post), I am moving the cursor up instead of capitalizing a letter. I cannot even hit the Right Shift key while keeping my fingers on the home row, my pinky finger will not reach it, it is that far, and I am consistently hitting PgUp instead of Right Shift. Suffice it to say, it is completely maddening, and I will return this if I cannot find some simple solution. Given this design flaw, I have looked into remapping/reassigning the PgUp key to become the Right Shift key. I have read that it is possible to remap other keys, but I have not seen anything for my specific situation. I would imagine that there are myriad yoga 710 owners who would greatly appreciate this fix. Thanks for all your help!!!
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06-19-2016 10:53 PM
06-20-2016 04:35 PM
thanks so much for your response. I ran the program, and tried to reassign right shift key to upwards arrow key, but it didn't work, and now the right shift key does not work at all.
this is a brand new notepad and I am running windows 10. the sharpkey program did not include windows 10 in the versions supported.
any other ideas???
06-20-2016 06:38 PM
As a plan B, I used the keytweak program, and although it didn't work initially, just like SharpKeys, because it is based on a common sense keyboard, I was able to, by trial and error, find a way to make it work, by doing the exact opposite remap of what I was supposed to do, combatting stupid keyboard design with an equally stupid solution! Now, every time I hit PgUp, I have Right Shift, which is what I have been hitting every time anyway. I lost my PgUp in the process, but I use that a whole lot less than Right Shift. For other unfortunate Yoga 710 owners, before you box it to return or smash it against a tree, try using reverse psychology and Keytweak for this retarded-a## keyboard. Thanks for your help.
06-21-2016 06:18 AM
HI gringodvl ,
The design sure is a challenge specially for coders as sacrifice for the design making it light and sleekier for its own market demand.
Great that you managed to get a working solution and shared within our community for others that may also be needing it. Similar softwares such as what you use sure can help customize things better.
Please don't hesitate to visit our community at anytime for other queries and likewise sharing your ideas with our fellow members .
Best luck to all your endeavors.
06-24-2016 08:11 AM
Wow, am I glad someone raised this issue here in the forums. I purchased this
laptop for my brother, but am going to return it for precisely this reason. The
only fix I can see being effective is if Lenovo redesigns the keyboard or offers
some replacement option. There is no way any fast typist can use this keyboard
with the SHIFT key in its current location and at its current size. Otherwise, this
is a fantastic laptop but it is seriously hobbled by this one issue.
06-27-2016 11:42 AM
KeyTweak solved the problem completely for me. There was no trial and error if you looked at the names of the keys within KeyTweak and not their locations. I replaced the up-arrow/page-up with the right-shift and replaced the right-shift with the up-arrow. Page-up remained with its original key binding (Fn+the original up-arrow/page-up key). Thanks for solving the problem.
06-27-2016 05:06 PM
Agreed. I decided to keep it after reassigning the keys. The PageUp works perfect for the right shift key--I can type at a relatively normal pace. Still, stupid design, and one would think that customer support would know the fix, but they don't, and they instead want to charge you $79 to call tech support.
06-27-2016 05:17 PM
Returned mine yesterday and got a Thinkpad. No problem with the keyboard. A shame someone at Lenovo didn't move to correct the keyboard design on this before it was released.