07-09-2008 08:27 AM
I hope someone can answer me a little querstion. I recently bought a x61 tablet and am really happy with it. Although I could be much happier If someone could help me with the following problem.
I use Photoshop often, very often and for that reason I use the shift key a lot. In order for me to use it in tablet mode however I always have ot open the lid enough for my hand. I tried to map the tablet pc buttons in the control panel but it doesn't let me. I can map ctrl and alt and all of those but not shift.
Is there some secret way to map the shift key? Or do I have to use some loophole and remap one of my normal keys.
I hope someone can help me or at least tell me there is no way to do it. It would be greatly appretiated.
Thanks in advance
Pix (Short for Phoenix )
07-09-2008 09:18 AM
I don't really have a direct solution for this since I want to customize them as Ctrl, Shift, all kind of this as well. However, there is a workaround that I found it's really good.
What you have to have is "Mouse" wired or wireless doesn't matter. Though I do recommend you to use wireless and Logitech as a brand. The reason why I recommend Logitech is because they have real nice SetPoint program which allows you to customize every buttons on your mouse. Then just map one of them as "shift" It works perfectly.. One hand with pen and another on mouse.
I think Razer and Microsoft are another brand I know which have this feature in their software.
07-09-2008 09:27 AM
I was able to apply the "Shift" key on my newly purchased X61 using Tablet and Pen settings within Control Panel. Try it on the Esc button, in the Change window, highlight the existing "Esc" and press the Shift button on your Tablet PC Input Panel then click on the Apply button. When you exit the Change Window, be sure that Shift shows up on the list next to Esc button. What you will find is that now when you press the Tablet Esc Button, the Shift button will darken on the Tablet PC Input Panel. Should work using the keyboard Shift button as well. Try it again and let us know if it works for you.
07-09-2008 09:28 AM
that is an interresting approach and I will think about it although I would rather have the buttons mapped as shift so I can sit on the sofa, watch tv and edit pictures with the pen only.
I called lenovo support and they told me to download the hotkey driver and see if that helps. If that doesn't work, I might try to remap one of the keys on my keyboard with a thirdparty program and try to map the button with that key afterwards.
If someone knows an official way to do it, let me know.
07-09-2008 09:34 AM
I tried using the driver and the the input panel trick, both don't work. I go to control panel, tablet pc and then on buttons. Click on esc and click change. Then I highlight the esc and click on shift, they are highlighted but nothing changes. I tried hitting enter but it only shows up as shift+Enter. I would be happy to map either button with shift. I just don't understand why it doesn't let me.
07-09-2008 01:07 PM - edited 07-09-2008 01:11 PM
Pretty much out of ideas, but I do know changing the Esc Button to "Shift" didn't work the first time so I tried some variations. Perhaps your method is slightly different.
The Hotkey Utility is probably the best way to update drivers. As another option you can try updating the drivers, from My Computer (right click), Manage, Device Manager, Human Interface Devices, Thinkpad Tablet Keyboard and Buttons. There is an update drivers button at this level.
My three drivers associated with this selection were at the following versions:
Wouldn't think yours would be that much different.
07-10-2008 04:58 AM