xx50+ Trackpoint buttons are annoying to me, do you notice it?

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xx50+ Trackpoint buttons are annoying to me, do you notice it?

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:04 am

Has anyone noticed that xx50 and Later buttons click hinging from the back, not the front of the clicker. It bugs me quite a bit. Do you notice that the buttons hinge from the wrong place?
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Re: xx50+ Trackpoint buttons are annoying to me, do you notice it?

#2 Post by Ibthink » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:10 am

Its not Tx50 and later. Its just Tx50 and later models who still use the Tx50 design. Newer models that have been redesigned use the older TrackPoint button design.

This was a design necessity with the Tx50 models, because the new TrackPoint-buttons had to fit into the space formerly occupied by the Five-Button-ClickPad.
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Re: xx50+ Trackpoint buttons are annoying to me, do you notice it?

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:23 am

Anyway to retrofit the newer design into the TX50 design laptops?
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Re: xx50+ Trackpoint buttons are annoying to me, do you notice it?

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:41 am

TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:23 am
Anyway to retrofit the newer design into the TX50 design laptops?
Simple, get a sledgehammer. Smash the Tx50. Get a Tx70 or an Ultimate Frankenpad :D .

Not destructively, no.
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