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Yethal
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Registered: ‎01-08-2019
Location: PL
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Remapping the ThinkVantage button on WIndows 10

Solution described here: link doesn't work on Windows 10. However it is entirely possible to remap the ThinkVantage button on Windows 10. Here are the steps:

1. Open regedit as admin

2. Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lenovo\ShortcutKey\AppLaunch (if the directory doesn't exist install Lenovo drivers)

3. In AppLaunch directory create a new Key called 'Ex_17' (without quotes)

4. In Ex_17 directory create a new Key called 'Desktop' (without quotes)

5. In Desktop directory create a new String value named File.

6. Right click on the newly created File value and select Modify option

7. In value data field provide path to the executable/batch script/whatever you want to launch

8. Save changes

9. Voila your thinkvantage button now launches whatever app you want on Windows 10

 

I literally created an account here to share this. Hope this helps.

X230 w/ X220 keyboard mod
T450
USB keyboard w/ trackpoint
tc3sean
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎01-21-2019
Location: US
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Re: Remapping the ThinkVantage button on WIndows 10

I want to say that you are awesome for creating this guide!

I have an x230 running w10 and I did everything and it is not working for me. I already had the appropriate folders created.

I want to open chrome, and I was wondering if having this for step 7 the data field is correct. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Thank you.
Yethal
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Re: Remapping the ThinkVantage button on WIndows 10

Please post a screenshot of the registry keys and folders you created. It'll be easier for me to help

X230 w/ X220 keyboard mod
T450
USB keyboard w/ trackpoint
tc3sean
What's DOS?
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Re: Remapping the ThinkVantage button on WIndows 10

Sure thing here it is

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Hontogu
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Re: Remapping the ThinkVantage button on WIndows 10

Hi Yethal, Thank you for your post!!

 

I have a Thinkpad T520 with pre-installed win7, but after accidentally updated to win10, the blue thinkvantage button on the keyboard does not work anymore. And I even cannot use it to recover to win7 factory setting.

 

Could you please give some ideas? thank you so much!

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