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Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2018-08-26, 13:35 PM

A large portion of the reason that I use a Thinkpad is the trackpoint. Almost no other manufacturers give them as an option any more, and since it is my favorite pointing method, I continue to use Thinkpads. 

 

However, I find them way too slow and requriing way too much pressure recently. My old T420 has an option in the control panel to require light sensitivity for the trackpoint to move. But this setting is inexplicably gone on the T25/T470/T480. Even with the mouse set to the highest speeds it is WAY too slow and requires WAY too much pressure to use. I get a cramp in my wrist after a little usage on my new Thinkpad where I don't have that issue on my T420. 

 

Is there any reason Synaptics/Lenovo got rid of this option? The ELAN-made Trackpoints still offer this option. I've read various "fixes" such as editing the Windows registry with some commands so that a value of 4 is changed to 0 but it made no difference to me (I believe that trick only works with laptops like the T420 running Windows 10, where the Windows 10 driver hides the option but its still possible to adjust). 

 

I've tried old drivers but they are all for older Thinkpads so they refuse to install. Is there any way to add this feature back? It seems like such a ridiculous reason that I'd have to return a laptop but it's completely unsable to me, so if anyone knows of anything I could try, I am all ears (or eyes, I suppose). 

 

Thank you!

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Re: Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2018-08-26, 14:46 PM

Have you installed Lenovo Vantage?  Look under hardware settings/input


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Re: Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2018-08-26, 16:16 PM

So under Additional settings under mouse you dont heave the below?

 

 


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Re: Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2018-08-27, 0:08 AM

I have that installed. There is no option for trackpoint sensitivity. 

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Re: Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2018-08-31, 11:43 AM

I set up an RMA for this. Lenovo is worthless and so is the "support forum" here. I get more replies on Thinkpad Forums than this useless place

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Re: Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2018-10-27, 15:43 PM

Hello, at first I was disappointed with lack of trackpoint sensitivity adjustment, but I was able to find it on my Windows 10 pro system (t480).

 

Press 'start', type "Mouse", pick "change your mouse settings", click "Additional mouse settings". The window will show up and will have 'ThinkPad' tab. Switch to this tab and you will see the track point sensitivity slider.

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2018-11-02, 10:59 AM

I have an X1 Carbon 5th gen and have the same problem with Win10 64-bit.  Using Lenovo Vantage I have the TrackPoint sensitivity maxed and under "Additional Mouse Settings" I have the slider all the way up.  The TrackPoint gets faster with the slider so it _is_ working, but even at max the control is lethargic compared to the old thinkpads from a couple years ago.

 

So the TrackPoint works and the sensitivity controls work, but the result is way less useful to the people like me who only buy thinkpads because it is the only brand that has a TrackPoint which is muscle memory. As a result, I often use the touchpad on my x1c5. It is a very good touchpad.  But also when I upgrade I will consider non-thinkpads because the TrackPoint is no longer a required feature.

 

I have similar problems running Ubuntu Linux.

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2019-05-16, 21:29 PM

I know I'm a little late to the show here, but over the weekend I put Windows 10 on my X1C4 and ran headlong into this problem.  However, I did follow the guidlines on this webpage: http://yehar.com/blog/?p=4080

 

While the Trackpoint isn't as fast as I would like it, this made a tremendous improvement to its response.

 

Shame on Lenovo for not getting ahead of this problem!  But, am I surprised? No---especially after watching some of their own advertisemensts that show people using the Touchpoint two handed (finger of one hand pushing the nub and the other poised over the buttons)  They just don't get it.

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Re: Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2019-05-18, 12:32 PM
Thanks for the reply but sadly this is just a placebo for people with my laptop. All it's doing is enabling the lightest sensitivty for people who upgraded to Windows 10 and lost the option. We never had the option on the 470/T25 so that registry hack does nothing for us :(
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Re: Why is adjusting trackpoint sensitivity no longer an option? I'm ready to return this thing!

2019-05-18, 14:10 PM

I don't use it myself, but my T590 has a sensitivity slider under TrackPoint settings (default Win 10 Pro 1809 install and default TrackPoint config):

 

 

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