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 be found on other ThinkPads.

The same keys were featured again on the S30 and iSeries s31 models.

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

models with three keys          models with four keys
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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 the OEM producing these machines (ACER?) refused.

If the machines really were produced by ACER, this driver may help.

Models featuring this Technology

featuring three buttons

featuring four buttons