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802.11n
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Underwhelmed by Lenovo AutoLock

So I thought I'd give Lenovo AutoLock a try on my ThinkPad X220.

But the darn thing wouldn't show a green circle of face recognition around my head.

I eventually figured out the problem: my baseball-style cap!

  • With a cap ON, face recognition doesn't work.
  • With a cap OFF, face recognition works, albeit a bit erratically.
  • Doesn't seem possible to train it to work any better.

Since I often wear a cap, that makes AutoLock pretty much useless, a good idea badly implemented -- even a cheap low-end digital camera does much better on face recognition.

 

AutoLock needs much better face recognition to be practical.

Hope that helps,
John
ThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]
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Re: Underwhelmed by Lenovo AutoLock

Well, now you know why Lenovo calls it Face Recognition and not Cap Recognition. Smiley Tongue

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Re: Underwhelmed by Lenovo AutoLock

@PanEuropean

 

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802.11n
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Re: Underwhelmed by Lenovo AutoLock


Agotthelf wrote:

@PanEuropean

LOL Smiley Very Happy


There's nothing funnier than crappy software. Smiley Wink

Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling.

Hope that helps,
John
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Re: Underwhelmed by Lenovo AutoLock

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JNavas wrote:

Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling.



Or, more likely, he is rolling his eyes.  I don't ever remember seeing Steve Jobs wearing a baseball cap. Smiley Very Happy

 

(Just teasing you , with no intention to insult you)

 

Michael

W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...
802.11n
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Re: Underwhelmed by Lenovo AutoLock


PanEuropean wrote:

JNavas wrote:

Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling.


Or, more likely, he is rolling his eyes.  I don't ever remember seeing Steve Jobs wearing a baseball cap. Smiley Very Happy

(Just teasing you , with no intention to insult you)

Michael


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Hope that helps,
John
ThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]
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Re: Underwhelmed by Lenovo AutoLock

Eh. Facial recognition has never been done well, and probably won't be short of active scanning. Even then there're other basic issues that it can't compensate for.
W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1090/1362, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
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Re: Underwhelmed by Lenovo AutoLock

This software also stops dual screen from working properly.  I had it installed and could not figure out why the E520 could not remember the dual screen settings when I rebooted, or if I disconnected then reconnected the external monitor.

Uninstalling the autolock software fixed the problem.


I am a former employee not a support professional so any help I offer here is as a fellow user.
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