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Former Employee
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎11-29-2007
Location: RTP, NC
Views: 992
Message 11 of 15

Re: Problem with numeric keypad when holding down keys

This auto repeat issue with the Numeric keypad is currently being investigated.

 

As a temporary "workaround", you can extend the auto repeat to 11 characters in Windows:

     Control Panel --> Keyboard --> Speed Tab --> Repeat delay --> Short (slider bar all the way to the right)

 

This is not a great solution, but is better than nothing in the short term.

 

An earlier posting suggested a "freeware" fix....just remember that any tool not supplied or endorsed by Lenovo is considered "use at your own risk".

 

Hopefully a solution will be provided soon.

 

Regards

 

sibi
Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-16-2009
Location: Germany
Views: 969
Message 12 of 15

Re: Problem with numeric keypad when holding down keys

@Icepick:

   As a temporary "workaround", you can extend the auto repeat to 11 characters in Windows:

        Control Panel --> Keyboard --> Speed Tab --> Repeat delay --> Short (slider bar all the way to the right)

 

This does work indeed, changing maximum value of autorepeats to a number between 1 and 11 (which in my opinion still is to low for cursor navigation), depending on the settings of BOTH the sliders found there.

This changes the behaviour of all keys on the keyboard of course, and may not be what the user can work with.

 

  An earlier posting suggested a "freeware" fix....just remember that any tool not supplied or endorsed by Lenovo is   considered "use at your own risk".

 

That is correct. Nonetheless have I updated my "frowned upon" tool to version 1.2, including the possibilty to adjust the number of keypresses before it starts repeating, depending on the above mentioned delay settings.

 

http://www.cosy-systeme.com/tools/NumpadFix.zip

 

I also noticed that the bug does not occur in some virtual machines (vmware, dosbox), but does occurr even if i use my tool when in a RDP - session.

 

Until an official solution is available, which I hope, but doubt that it will be anytime soon, I will get by with this.

hazart
WWAN
Posts: 386
Registered: ‎08-03-2009
Location: UK
Views: 959
Message 13 of 15

Re: Problem with numeric keypad when holding down keys

The latest BIOS upgrade (2.08) has solved this problem.

Former Employee
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎11-29-2007
Location: RTP, NC
Views: 932
Message 14 of 15

Re: Problem with numeric keypad when holding down keys

You are somewhat correct....

 

A new BIOS was released that contained a fix for this problem, however it was removed from the web.  I do not have any details regarding it's removal, but probably a minor issue was discovered.

 

If you downloaded it while it was posted, then you will have fix.  I would check the driver download page periodically for the updated BIOS.

 

Regards

 

Former Employee
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎11-29-2007
Location: RTP, NC
Views: 804
Message 15 of 15

Re: Problem with numeric keypad when holding down keys

New BIOS released to the web that contains the fix for this issue:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70800

 

Regards

 

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