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by SurrealMustard
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1C)/X1C-Tablet
Topic: Review: X1 Carbon Tablet Generation 3 (circa 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

Clarification on scaling

oh, ok. You're referring to the Gen. 4 X1 Carbon [2016]. That's a different model than the X1 Tablet, which is a separate series, but I am interested in that as well. You must be talking about the 1440p screen. 2560x1440. I am interested in that. Can you comfortably view two Word documents side-by-...
by SurrealMustard
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1C)/X1C-Tablet
Topic: Review: X1 Carbon Tablet Generation 3 (circa 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

4th generation clarification

Hi SurrealMustard, The latest iteration of the X1 Carbon Tablet came out around July, if I am not mistaken. That is said to be the 3rd generation (2018). https://www.neowin.net/news/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-tablet-review-its-way-better-than-a-surface-pro/ Is there a newer version than that? I have not he...
by SurrealMustard
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1C)/X1C-Tablet
Topic: Review: X1 Carbon Tablet Generation 3 (circa 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

My preliminary thoughts

I can't speak for the 3rd generation, but the fourth is more powerful in every way than the base Sandy Bridge chipset in the X230 series. Heck, it even manages to match my Dell Precision M6400, (primary/daily) and that thing has a big dedicated GPU. In short, performance has been nothing short of as...
by SurrealMustard
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: [x200t] Sound Crackling/buzzing quality problems
Replies: 20
Views: 7207

Closure & Following Up

You might actually have a different issue then because we're hearing the same problem always, regardless of network activity or connectivity. I noticed exactly same problem some time ago. Noise appears at volume about 20...36%, very noticeable when listening to piano or ambient music. Maybe I haven...
by SurrealMustard
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Cursors refuse to animate on ThinkPad X230
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Thank you for the information; here's what we know

I noticed this at times in Windows 10, no idea what causes it or how to fix. It does what it wants. You can always just switch to the Windows Classic cursor which is what I use. Thanks to this thread, we know exactly what causes it, which is first-use of the scroll button for the Trackpoint. The go...
by SurrealMustard
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Cursors refuse to animate on ThinkPad X230
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Different model, Different OS, Different driver, same problem

Just to add another data point to this, I found that this seems to affect newer drivers as well. Driver version 19.3.4.214 on the fourth-generation X1 Carbon is doing the same exact thing, although it's not as big of a bother on there because it actually has a competent trackpad, reducing/eliminatin...
by SurrealMustard
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1C)/X1C-Tablet
Topic: Question on adding WiGig to 4th-generation Carbon
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Seems like a non-starter

1) There was a guy at the Lenovo forums who said he's successfully installed both the Lenovo/Thinkpad 18260 card and its corresponding antennae, so WiGig worked for him. Just look for "TripleX1" posting dated 20-Oct-2016: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Yoga...
by SurrealMustard
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1C)/X1C-Tablet
Topic: Question on adding WiGig to 4th-generation Carbon
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Question on adding WiGig to 4th-generation Carbon

I've been trying out the fourth-generation X1 Carbon lately and saw that models with the tri-band 18260 Intel card support the wireless dock protocol "WiGig." The unit I'm using has only the dual-band, and I wouldn't mind being able to use a dock station, so I was pricing out the options. What I fou...
by SurrealMustard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Cursors refuse to animate on ThinkPad X230
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Cursors refuse to animate on ThinkPad X230

I've been working with this new ThinkPad X230 and am pretty happy with where everything is at now. Unfortunately, I've encountered a weird bug where any of Windows's mouse pointers that should be animated (namely the "busy" and "working in background") are simply not animated. If I go into the point...
by SurrealMustard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista
Replies: 18
Views: 13777

it finally comes to an end next april

... Windows XP will be around for years to come, whether people want to accept it or not. :lol: Microsoft will finally lift their blessing for the last supported version of XP next April. That'll be a historic milestone. What other mainstream technology product has been supported this well by its O...
by SurrealMustard
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Similarity to the old way of doing things

I've been comparing it with the X200, and it does feel different somehow, but I can't exactly pinpoint how. I think that it's got to be the buttons; they do feel more concise on the X200. I do feel even more confident with it now, however, having switched caps from "soft rim" to "soft dome." I was ...
by SurrealMustard
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

The same, yet different

Windows. Never had any issues with the Trackpoint on my work Windows machine, works just like any other Thinkpad. But i disable the trackpad on every one i have. I've been comparing it with the X200, and it does feel different somehow, but I can't exactly pinpoint how. I think that it's got to be t...
by SurrealMustard
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Windows!

Well, I have an X230T arriving tomorrow so hopefully I'm not too turned off by the bulk of it. Of course if I am, I'm sure I can sell it and there's plenty of X230's (non-tablet) out there. :) Not necessarily with acceptable screens, but yes, there are plenty. SurrealMustard, Windows or Linux? Wind...
by SurrealMustard
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Browser: Firefox --> Pale Moon --> Basilisk? Or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 2961

I'd have to agree... in the affirmative

I followed almost the same journey. Firefox "originalist" since 2008, used it well past the time when things went off the rails until sometime around 2014, when I switched to Pale Moon. At the time, it was modern, fast, and feature-rich, especially when compared with its mainstream rivals. It was gr...
by SurrealMustard
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Took the plunge...

Well, I pulled the trigger on an X230 since writing that post and have had mixed feelings; mostly positive. Performance, battery life, the keyboard, the (IPS) screen, and design/portability are all top-notch, but the trackpad lives up to its notoriety for being bad (we're talking 50-60% as efficient...
by SurrealMustard
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x61s, x201 and x230 trackpoint sensitivity.
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

I'd have to agree... in the opposite

Not sure where you found one that's "slow and sluggish." The X230 I picked up is far too touchy with the standard driver for Windows 10. I had to actually install the old driver, turn the sensitivity down to its second-lowest configuration, record the registry setting , (I found 7 to be best, while ...
by SurrealMustard
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

I'm thinking about a non-tablet for that very reason

So I recently sold my X230 (non-tablet) and have been trying to find a replacement. I really liked the size and performance of the X230 but really wanted to get a tablet format device (mainly for when laying in bed surfing the web, watching media while riding the bus, etc.) I recently picked up a Y...
by SurrealMustard
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues
Replies: 26
Views: 9490

Clarification

This forum should not be used to spread misinformation. Most Windows 10 machines shut down just fine. This machine won't stop the moon light flashing after hibernation, although it does, in fact, hibernate. The behavior is consistent with a temporarily-installed Win 8.1. It's a hardware issue of so...
by SurrealMustard
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Internet Connection *PIC*
Replies: 158
Views: 38632

You have a point...

I figured I could talk about this here since this is my internet thread. As normal my internet is junk but mange to check email, watch youtube videos and buy stuff online. And if need to download a 40GB game off steam even though I bought disc it takes a full 3-4 days to download that size. But fro...
by SurrealMustard
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p, Windows 10 and the hotkeys?
Replies: 9
Views: 9230

That seems to work

Old post, but it help me greatly. Thanks!! For the double OSD. There is a little app to remove the Windows 10 one: http://wordpress.venturi.de/?p=1#more-1 Use HideVolumeOSD 1.2. Edit: HideVolumeOSD gave some issues at boot. Just run C:\Program Files (x86)\HideVolumeOSD\HideVolumeOSD.exe in Windows ...
by SurrealMustard
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4857

not the power manager utility

I don't think that the Power Manager utility has anything to do with it on this machine. Uninstalled 6.68.10 (which works just fine on our other T43, for the record) and loaded 6.68.12, but the computer still craps up after a while. Guess this particular laptop just doesn't like Windows. We might ju...
by SurrealMustard
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4857

Shouldn't be the wrong one

I'd say you are using the wrong version of power manager. The power manager that's Lenovo branded is guaranteed to cause this problem for some reason and this usually occurs when the fan speed changes What exactly makes it the wrong version? It was the recommended release for this computer from the...
by SurrealMustard
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4857

Linux & Windows experiment

I still haven't had a chance to try remote desktop while the system is stuck in "limbo," but I did get a chance to do some more experimentation with the computer today. In the morning, I started a YouTube video fullscreen on loop and came back a couple hours later to find the everything completely f...
by SurrealMustard
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: DVi Monitor not registering on cold boot
Replies: 1
Views: 7353

Solved my own problem

I figured it out! Turns out that it was as easy as connecting the monitor to the other DVi port ("video 2") on the dock. Now it comes up properly every time.
by SurrealMustard
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: DVi Monitor not registering on cold boot
Replies: 1
Views: 7353

DVi Monitor not registering on cold boot

Okay, this isn't actually a ThinkPad question specifically, but I know we've got a lot of knowledgeable Windows folks here, and the Dell Precision in question is somewhat similar to a comparably-sized ThinkPad :wink: . Anyway, here's the issue. The laptop is in a dock, which is connected to a DVi mo...
by SurrealMustard
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Onscreen display with windows 7.
Replies: 7
Views: 14007

Version 3.81

No guarantee, but try installing an older version of Hotkey Features. Try version 3.81. http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=701309#p701309 I second this /\ It stumps me every time that the latest version on the official support page is a broken version, but 3.81 is most definitely the functi...
by SurrealMustard
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4857

Symptomatic diagnosis

Bad RAM and wrong power manager driver will also cause the same thing Also if your motherboard is dead which I hope not, I have one T43P motherboard in NOS (Bought 3 in China and tested by myself but I used one just today and will need another one for emergency replacement purpose). RAM tested good...
by SurrealMustard
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4857

Power issues and Southbridge

Also is the battery a generic/third-party? I had a shorted battery damage something on one of my T43s (it would sometimes freeze up and the power management screwed up on it) Give the machine a full teardown, remove and replace CMOS battery, etc. and see if that changes anything It has been running...
by SurrealMustard
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4857

T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive

I fixed up this T43 for my father, but it looks to be having an odd issue. After some time, the screen will get very dim and the computer stops accepting input, although I can see from the clock in the corner that it is still running. The only key it will respond to in this state is the power key, w...
by SurrealMustard
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Question on WSXGA+ LCD panels in the W500
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

Factory stock panels question

Yes, see here: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=115772 Thanks. That looks like it provides mostly the same information as the kprelay site did, but this one is a good backup in case the former goes down (as it currently is right now). That said, as far as LCD panels that were installed in...

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