ThinkPad USB Keyboard with Trackpoint software

If you got the ThinkPad USB keyboard with Trackpoint, you would know that many of the features on the keyboard (i.e. mute, mic mute, Fn + Fx features) are only available when you install the drivers that ship with the machine. (Also the LED light on the mute buttons will only work with the driver installed).

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS013897 (location of the driver)

Another thing to note that some of the features on the keyboard are not always available with all the ThinkPads, here are the feature compatibility list.

You can access the compatibility list from the following link:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-73183

However, i find that the Lenovo provided compatibility list is not properly updated and some of the listed items are incorrect. I took the time to compile my own compatibility list from the ThinkPad machines that i got.

*You would need to install the Thinkvantage Communication Utility to use this function.

 

 

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