are there any notebooks with mouse-sticks?
perrin at apotheon.com
Thu Sep 10 23:32:00 UTC 2009
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 04:07:04PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 10:51:29AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > I just turn off the touchpad in my ThinkPad's BIOS/CMOS settings. That's
> > pretty much the *first* thing I do with a new ThinkPad, before I even
> > install a halfway decent operating system on it. I have a tendency to
> > accidentaly move the mouse around while typing, otherwise.
> BIOS. That's what i couldn't remember. so you still *can*
> toggle the laptop pointer on/off. in my long-defunt 600E
> i could plug in an external mouse and off the t'point. good to
> know you can turn off the pad and still use the other pointing
Yes, you can -- otherwise, I'd be highly irritated with laptops in
> > Unfortunately, the OP was asking about netbook-sized computers, and last
> > I checked the only netbooks offered by Lenovo are IdeaPads -- which are
> > exactly like ThinkPads, except the construction is a little cheaper and
> > the pointing device is always a touchpad.
> hm. if i can go into the bios of this ideapad and disable the
> t'pad; then use a wireless mouse, that would work. my plans are
> to build a text-to-speech computer. kde has a bunch of tools
> that are very useable. vi has -- or used to have -- the ability
> to store abbrv that would expand as typed. you type "tht"; vi
> outputs "that"
I hope that works out for you, then. It wouldn't really work for me,
since I want a trackpoint -- which is why I haven't gotten a Lenovo
laptop with an NVIDIA adapter (since they tend to only put those in
IdeaPads, and not ThinkPads, which are left with ATI graphics adapters
. . . and yes, you can still do that with vi (and Vim).
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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