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janton
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎10-31-2008
Location: Antigua
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Message 1 of 7

W500 - Disable page-back, page-forward keys

On my W500 keyboard there are two keys on either side of the up arrow in the lower right corner. Pressing them allows you to navigate forward and back in your browser or in explorer. However, these have to be the worst placed keys possible. Whenever I am typing a message on a website and I want to move around in my text to make some edits, I go to use my arrow keys but occasionally I will hit the back key, thus going back to my previous page and losing all that I was typing. It is extremely frustrating.

 

Is there a way to disable these key? I have no need for them, they only cause me headaches.

 

Cheers,

Jordan

MacGyverRick
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Re: W500 - Disable page-back, page-forward keys; yes you can

Yes,

Start > Thinkvantage > Keyboard Customizer Utility > Key Sensitivity tab > uncheck Enable Browser Keys box

 

utility found at (on mine) 

"C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapAp.exe"

 

Rick

W500 4058-CTO WinXP

 

 

 

Rick
W500 4058-CTO WinXP
hfrmobile
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Location: Vienna, Austria
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Re: W500 - Disable page-back, page-forward keys; yes you can

Thanks Rick!

 

This is exactly what I am looking for!

 

But I haven't TpKmapAp.exe on my W500 ThinkPad even I have that tools installed: C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities

 

Is there another way disabling those keys? Also tried the "Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox" (blue ThinkVantage button) but can't find an option for disabling the page-back, page-forward keys ....

 

Thanks a lot pointing me into the right direction!

 

-- hfrmobile

Wendel
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Location: AD
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Re: W500 - Disable page-back, page-forward keys; yes you can

Try downloading the Vista version. It's on the Lenovo site http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67288

 

It seems to work on Win7 x64

hfrmobile
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Re: W500 - Disable page-back, page-forward keys; yes you can

Thank you very much! Yes, also works under Windows 7 (64bit)!

--hfrmobile

DrVikTroll
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Registered: ‎08-08-2016
Location: HU
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Re: W500 - Disable page-back, page-forward keys

As of today, you can download the toolkit here:

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds000695

microfishd1
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Re: W500 - Disable page-back, page-forward keys

If you use MPC-HC as your media player, those keys advance or backup by 5 seconds/button push
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