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daveyp225
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x230 Tablet "Black Button"

Is there any way to customize this button? I have installed windows 8 (and now finally have almost everything working to my liking!) and would rather not have it launch SimpleTap. If possible I would like it to default to the standard desktop setting.

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Re: x230 Tablet "Black Button"

I have not discovered a way revamp the Black Button without changing the registry, However, this may be a good alternative for you to create your own hard shortcuts in Windows 8:

 

Use the [Win-Logo]+[D] to see the Windows-8 desktop.

Right click on the Windows-8 desktop and select New, Shortcut.

Then in the called input box simply enter the appropriate shortcut text.

(found under the properties of the desired program)

Once a desktop shortcut is made, right click the shortcut, press properties and shortcut key replace none with the key or key combination you would like to use.

 

Then Pin the Desktop Shortcut to Start (Menu). To do this right click on the desktop shortcut and select "Pin to Start"

 

I also thought I would share the official Windows 8 shortcuts with you.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/keyboard-shortcuts

Thank you for being a part of the Lenovo Family,

Catie

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daveyp225
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Re: x230 Tablet "Black Button"

Thanks. I managed to find a work around, using the registry and a batch file. I have elected to use the black button to toggle on/off touch input (for better pen input) rather than what I originally wanted. I found that the shortcut you described above to be adequate, and the program Start8 has also made thins easier for me.

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Re: x230 Tablet "Black Button"

Awesome, I am glad to hear you found what you were wanting to do. Let me know if you have any other questions!

 

Happy New Year!

Thank you for being a part of the Lenovo Family,

Catie

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