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X1 Carbon 2nd Generation Hand Gestures function

2014-03-06, 18:18 PM

I have an X1 2nd Generation with the adaptive keyboard, I reloaded it with our corporate image, I cannot get the hand gestures to work, is there some utility that needs to be loaded? I cannot find anything on the Lenovo site, I have all other functions working with the adaptive keyboard.

 

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2014-03-08, 9:49 AM

I have a plain win8.1 Pro 64 bit and I can't get the hand gestures working either. Maybe it's not your company image's fault.

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Re: X1 Carbon 2nd Generation Hand Gestures function

2014-03-08, 9:54 AM

Whenever I click on the "camera gesture" icon, it opens the settings instead of turning the gestures on. It doesn't matter if I short or long click on it, it always starts the settings app :( 

 

Lenovo System Update has nothing to update or install left for me.

 

Is there anyone experiencing the same problems? 

 

Win 8.1 Pro, 64 bit, tried with Powerpoint 2013, Adobe Reader, Windows Gallery. 

 

Moderator Note; subject edited; post merged in

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Re: X1 Carbon 2nd Generation Hand Gestures function

2014-03-08, 14:14 PM

Thanks guys for the implicite warnings. I was going to order the new X1, but reading lots of reviews about the spoiled keyboard I was reconsidering. Now I see that even the new function key strip does not work properly, I have made my decision. It seems that the 2014 X1 is more of an experiment than a proper business machine. 

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Re: X1 Carbon 2nd Generation Hand Gestures function

2014-03-09, 3:22 AM
I am suprised to see all these negative comments

I think the new X1 is great, with a really solid keyboard

Hand gestures are a real gimmick, i have gotten them to work but the amount of effort required is not worth it.

Trust me you are missing nothing but not getting them to work, the fact is that the camera is not good at recognizing motion

The adaptive row is not as bad as people make it out, yes it could be better with some haptive feedback or customisation but you get used to it
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Re: X1 Carbon 2nd Generation Hand Gestures function

2014-03-09, 8:45 AM

Well, adaptive row itself is okay, I am okay with original 6 rows + adaptive row. What we are mad about is that lenovo removed the Fn/Insert/PrtScr/... which many of us relies on a lot, to make room for the adaptive row.

Let's see how many old customers they will lose vs new customers they will gain :)

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2014-03-10, 14:47 PM
After many attempts with Lenovo finally got an answer - The hand gesture utilities are only available with the loaded stock Win 8.1 OS, otherwise the hand gestures are unavailable
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2014-03-10, 17:23 PM

How mean does one has to be to decide something like that? :(

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Re: X1 Carbon 2nd Generation Hand Gestures function

2014-03-10, 17:36 PM

wrote:

What we are mad about is that lenovo removed the Fn/Insert/PrtScr/... which many of us relies on a lot, to make room for the adaptive row.


Actually they didn't remove it. They just changed the design somewhat to conform with the Adaptive Keyboard. Just tap and hold the Fn key, now on the Adaptive Keyboard, then press one of the following:

 

• Fn+4: Sleep
• Fn+B: Break
• Fn+I: Insert
• Fn+K: ScrLk
• Fn+P: Pause
• Fn+S: SysRq
• Fn+T: PrtScr

 


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Re: X1 Carbon 2nd Generation Hand Gestures function

2014-03-11, 6:07 AM

Well, the "Fn" in my previous post actually refers to F1-F12...and by "remove", I mean removal of the physical keys. But I see your point, lenovo did provide walk arounds for us to use these keys. BUT in a way we don't like and much less efficient. I bet lenovo did their research and drew the conclusion that people don't need these anymore, like Microsoft made decision to remove start menu. Turned out, some of us do need these physical keys, and given the huge user base of thinkpad, the number of "us" does matter.

 

If we don't give this strong dislike signal right now, little by little, lenovo might throw more keys to the adaptive row and force user to get use to that. Same thing will happen to trackpoint, they might totally remove the trackpoint based on "research and feedback" - the physical buttons are gone anyway and people seems fine with that.

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