07-21-2016 12:46 PM
The on-bezel windows button is extremely sensitive. So much so that I often activate it accidentally while using the laptop in tablet mode or writing. Is there any way to temporarily disable the button, at least while I'm using the laptop in tablet mode?
10-04-2016 01:46 AM
I also want to disable the windows button, but in my case I prefer it to be permanent. I think it may be one of the causes of the X1 Yoga waking itself up while in my backpack. It is not registered as a wake-enabled device, but it certainly does wake up the device when I press it.
Shouldn't there be a line item in the device manager for it?
10-06-2016 01:06 AM
I have a partial fix for you. I used a free program called KeyTweak to reassign some keys on the keyboard that Lenovo put in weird/stupid locations. I just used that same application to identify that (at least on the X1 Yoga) the capacitive Windows key is the same keyboard operation as the left Windows key. I simply disabled the left Windows key using KeyTweak, and now that capacitive Windows key does nothing while the computer is awake.
This does not actually disable the key at a hardware level, it just maps its functionality to a null value, so in my case the capacitive Windows key still wakes the computer. This also isn't really a temporary solution as you requested; however, there is a more sophisticated key mapping program called AutoHotKey that probably supports the capability of turning that capacitive button on and off based on some key combination you press or perhaps even in response to detecting the pen or flipping backward.