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02-24-2014

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Re:The W540 and its atrocious TouchPad

2020-11-13, 6:33 AM

Nov 11, 2020... I was on a trip away from the studio, and once again I needed to use the trackpad.... I converted at great time and expense to a 3 button pad like the W541. Once again Lenovo disabled my proper trackpad.

 

From the very day I purchased this POS, the pad turned this so called workstation into a brick (along with wasted keys above the NumPad, missing key lights, NO HD activity light, awful SD card slot, no color keyed USB 3 ports, et al).

 

Lenovo should have offered an upgrade to a proper WORKSTATION at cost or offer to upgrade the track pad at minimal charge!  They still would have made a profit, and kept customers..... So here's the beef - To add 3 button functionality we did:

 

To add (3button.reg with tested driver 19.0.12.61 = https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds103454 gggr05ww.exe) to the W540 & Eathtek conversion:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SynTP\Parameters]

"ExtraCapabilities7Add"=dword:00010000

"ExtraCapabilities7Mask"=dword:ffffffff

 

AND they deleted the link to the fix:

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Replace-W540-Keyboard-with-W541-Trackpoint-Buttons/td-p/1826433/page/13  

 

NEVER EVER AGAIN ...... now I need to waste several hours trying to find out if they updated the trackpad driver in one of their updates.... and search for the proper driver.

 

ANY hints on a fix before I waste more time.....

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