PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

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PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

#1 Post by drewk » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:54 am

I just replaced my W520 with a 4th Gen Carbon X1. It is proving to be an interesting transition. One issue is driving me crazy. This is the first ThinkPad keyboard that has replaced the Page Forward/Page Back keys with PgUp/PgDn. For me this is a big step backwards. After almost 10+ years of the old configuration I am constantly trying to do one thing while doing another.

My question: Is it possible to reasign the Page Forward/Page Back function to those keys?

Hope someone has a work around.

Drewk

PS. Does anyone know where to get a Trackpoint cover replacement set. I prefer the concave version rather than the flat one that came stock.

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Re: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

#2 Post by exTPfan » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:12 pm

You can do this with an autohotkey script. For example, the following script will revert PgUp/PgDn to Browser_Back/Browser_Forward within any Mozilla based browser (but not elsewhere). The real problem is that the 6-row keyboard has too few keys, and so you will no longer have PgUp/PgDn. (Install autohotkey; save the text below to file.ahk; click on it to run it).

; AutoHotkey Version: 1.x
; Language: English
; Platform: Win9x/NT
; Author: exTPfan

#NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
SendMode Input ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.

#IfWinActive ahk_class MozillaWindowClass
PgUp::Browser_Back
PgDn::Browser_Forward

-------------------------------------------
The following gives you all the old keys back in more-or-less the same position, but omits: PrtSc, ScrLk, Pause, Home, End.

PgUp::Browser_Back
PgDn::Browser_Forward
Home::PgUp
End::PgDn
PrintScreen::AppsKey
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Re: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:58 pm

Is there any way to add key combinations, like SL500's classic style 6 row made Fn+PgUp and Fn+PgDn the browser keys?
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Re: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

#4 Post by exTPfan » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:46 pm

I don't think so. Apparently the Fn key behaves oddly: "Unfortunately holding down the fn key prevents any other key to be scanned by the OS. So I guess fn+s will never work the same way as alt+s works. " Other key combinations will work --- see the autokey documentation.
https://autohotkey.com/docs/misc/Remap.htm
https://autohotkey.com/docs/KeyList.htm
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Re: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

#5 Post by drewk » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:19 am

Dear ExTPfan,

Thanks for the response and info. Unfortunately, I am a Chrome user, so your fix won't work for me, but I really appreciate your help. Alas, I'll just adapt to the Brave New World.

Drewk

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Re: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

#6 Post by w0qj » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:54 am

Sorry to revive a necro thread...

There is a link below where you can modify the AutoHotKey script, possibly making it compatible with Chrome...
Did not try it out personally, ymmv...

http://autohotkey.com/board/topic/13148 ... gle-chrome
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