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Keyborad layout in new models

2011-10-23, 17:28 PM

Hi:

I've noticed that in new models (T410 and so on) there's a change in the keyboard layout, so now there's a double sized "Supr." key instead of the "Insert/Supr." keys.

Is there an option keyboard with the old layout?

I've a T400 which I'm thinking to replace but I can't use that new keyboard configuration (after years using the old layout is just to hard for my "fingers" to change, since my very old T23, I'vent changed to any other brand because of the keyboard!) I've tested it on a T410 and I made too many typos because of it.

 

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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2011-10-24, 0:08 AM
no there is only one keyboard layout offered, which is the one you got now.
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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2011-10-24, 4:01 AM
http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/Corky-G/T510KB.jpg This is a T510 keyboard - which key are you talking about?
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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2011-10-24, 12:37 PM

I can't dsee the imae

The Supr./Delete key it's now using the space where before was the Insert/Supress (Delete) key (upper - right)

 http://www.dell-laptop-battery.com/images/IBM_T400_Keyboard.jpg

http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/262/images/11b.jpg

 

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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2011-10-24, 13:22 PM
The first image is so small the key names don't show. However, the second image is exactly the same as mine. The DELETE key is double size. The Insert key is directly above F12. To its left, the BREAK key is a combo with Fn. I have never seen a Supr key. I just checked my old T60, and it has Insert above Delete. To left is Pause and Fn combo for break. No such key as Supr.
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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2011-10-24, 13:25 PM

Yep, sorry.

Supr. = Suprimir = Delete in Spanish.

 

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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2011-10-24, 13:34 PM
Got it! Yes - that is a change. My old T60 has the two keys as you prefer - Inseert above Delete. To see this image you may have to copy and paste the URL into your browser's address line This is the T60 keyboard: http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/Corky-G/T60KB.jpg
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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2013-02-08, 17:38 PM

In the Ideapad P500  the hotkeys change volume, screen brightness etc.   This is backwards from the usual standard of pressing Fn + F (hotkey) to affect changes  Is it possble to change the hotkeys to work only when the Fn key is pressed? Many programs us the F() keys for routine tasks e.g. F7 to spell check in MS Office

 

Hotkeys are a huge negative for me.   In one of my programs I use the F1 to F8 keys three or four times a minute and it is very inconvenient not to have use of these keys.  I may change the screen brighness or volume 2 or 3 times a month, how necessary is it to have such minor functions available when many more important ones are unavailable? 

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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2013-02-08, 20:00 PM
@jaarch,
It should be available as a toggle in BIOS.

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Re: Keyborad layout in new models

2013-02-09, 2:38 AM

Thanks for your reply.  With windows 8 the BIOS is replaced with a UEFI with added security that  prevents malware changes to the bios on bootup and generally speeds up the boot and resume from hibernation.  Is it possible to make changes to the UEFI?

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