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x230 Right ALT key behavior on Win8/8.1

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x230 Right ALT key behavior on Win8/8.1

#1 Post by mattalves » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:19 am

Hi all,

I recently got an x230i and installed Windows 8 Pro in it. Thing is, until I actually had to use the right ALT key for something, I didn't realize that holding this specific key for more than 1 second causes the Thinkpad to go to sleep - is that the normal behavior for Windows or for the laptop itself somehow? Or could it be a hardware defect?

Thing is, I'm using a US keyboard with a portuguese Win8Pro install and also need to type AltGr characters from time to time, so that became pretty annoying.

Thanks a bunch!

Mat

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Re: x230 Right ALT key behavior on Win8/8.1

#2 Post by barrywohl » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:24 pm

I cannot duplicate your finding.
I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on an X230T tablet/laptop. Holding either right or left alternate key does the same thing. It toggles on and off the File Edit View Favorites Tools Help line on IE 11.
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First Thinkpad 755CX in 1995. First IBM: PC 1982 8088 w 64K RAM, dual floppy. Currently in use:
X230T with Win8Pro x64, i7, 500gb ssd; W700 WUXGA RAID 1 Blu-Ray W7Pro x64, occasionally a T61p with Win7Pro x64

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