Gryoscopes and Remapping a Windows Button for the IBM ThinkPad
This Thinkpad that I am now using for my main work computer (I'm using the TabletPC for my personal computer) is the best Laptop I've ever used. Had a few problems with their silly Utilities, but for the most part it's butter.
The Good and Amazing:
- It ALSO (the Toshiba m200 Tablet also has one) has a freakin' gyroscope in it. Except, while the Toshiba uses the Gyro for scrolling (USELESS!) this IBM uses it to pause and park the hard drive (USEFUL!) To the right is a picture of the Real-Time Status screen. In the picture I've tipped the laptop to the right about 45 degress and it's parked the hard drive for safety. This has already come in useful when a horrendously fat guy in the middle seat of a Delta flight that when I was saving a file was a perfect time for him to go to the can. But I'm not bitter.
- It's got no freakin' Windows Key, which is slowing me down by at least 10 minutes a day. :) Thank the good lord for Windows Key Remapping. Here's a registry key that will remap the RIGHT-ALT to the Windows Key (save it as a .REG file):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00