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Most of the i Series ThinkPads featured colorful programmable application launch buttons. They were placed on the upper left edge of the keyboard, where the volume buttons can be found on other ThinkPads.
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===Easy Launch Buttons===
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Most of the i Series ThinkPads featured colorful programmable application launch buttons. They were placed on the upper left edge of the keyboard, where the volume buttons can generally be found on other non-i Series ThinkPads. This is not to be confused with the [[Web Navigation Keys]], which were exclusive to the A3x series.
  
The same keys were featured again on the {{S30}} and {{S31}} models.
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The same buttons were featured again on the {{S30}} and {{S31}} models.
  
Depending on the model, there were three or four keys and their color codes were not consistent with their labelling:
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Depending on the model, there were three or four buttons and their color codes were not consistent with their labelling:
 
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! models with three keys &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; !! models with four keys
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! models with three buttons &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; !! models with four buttons
 
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== Linux support ==
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===Linux support===
 
It seems like nobody ever got these buttons working.
 
It seems like nobody ever got these buttons working.
  
People have tried to get the specifications from IBM, but the OEM producing these machines (ACER?) refused.
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People have tried to get the specifications from IBM, but Acer, who were producing these machines refused to provide them.
  
If the machines really were produced by ACER, [http://www.cakey.de/acerhk/ this driver] may help.
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[http://web.archive.org/web/20080214151526/http://www.cakey.de/acerhk/ This driver] may help to get them to work.
  
==Models featuring this Technology==
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==Models featuring this technology==
 
===featuring three buttons===
 
===featuring three buttons===
*ThinkPad {{I1210}}, {{I1230}}, {{I1250}}, {{I1260}}
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*{{I1210}}, {{I1230}}, {{I1250}}, {{I1260}}, {{I1300}}, {{I1330}}, {{I1370}}, {{i1620}}, {{i1800}}
*ThinkPad {{I1300}}, {{I1330}}, {{I1370}}
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*{{130}}
*ThinkPad {{i1620}}
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*{{S30}}, {{S31}}
*ThinkPad {{i1800}}
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*ThinkPad {{S30}}, {{S31}}
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===featuring four buttons===
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*ThinkPad {{I1200}}, {{i1400}}, {{I1410}}, {{I1411}}, {{I1412}}, {{I1420}}, {{I1421}}, {{I1422}}, {{I1441}}, {{I1442}}, {{I1450}}, {{I1451}}, {{I1452}}, {{I1460}}, {{I1472}}, {{I1480}}, {{I1482}}, {{I1483}}, {{I1492}}
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*ThinkPad {{I1512}}, {{I1540}}, {{I1541}}, {{I1542}}, {{I1552}}, {{I1560}}, {{I1562}}, {{I1592}}
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===featuring four buttons===
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*{{I1200}}, {{i1400}}, {{I1410}}, {{I1411}}, {{I1412}}, {{I1420}}, {{I1421}}, {{I1422}}, {{I1441}}, {{I1442}}, {{I1450}}, {{I1451}}, {{I1452}}, {{I1460}}, {{I1472}}, {{I1480}}, {{I1482}}, {{I1483}}, {{I1492}}, {{I1512}}, {{I1540}}, {{I1541}}, {{I1542}}, {{I1552}}, {{I1560}}, {{I1562}}, {{I1592}}
  
 
[[Category:Glossary]]
 
[[Category:Glossary]]

Latest revision as of 19:43, 4 January 2020

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Easy Launch Buttons

Most of the i Series ThinkPads featured colorful programmable application launch buttons. They were placed on the upper left edge of the keyboard, where the volume buttons can generally be found on other non-i Series ThinkPads. This is not to be confused with the Web Navigation Keys, which were exclusive to the A3x series.

The same buttons were featured again on the S30 and S31 models.

Depending on the model, there were three or four buttons and their color codes were not consistent with their labelling:

models with three buttons          models with four buttons
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Linux support

It seems like nobody ever got these buttons working.

People have tried to get the specifications from IBM, but Acer, who were producing these machines refused to provide them.

This driver may help to get them to work.

Models featuring this technology

featuring three buttons

featuring four buttons