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Mysterious scroll bar appears when I use two fingers on the trackpad

I apologize for the sheer banality of this question, but when I use two fingers to scroll through a web page using my work-supplied Thinkpad T430, a small floating scrollbar appears. When I place my pointer over it, I get that rotating circle "busy signal." It's always there, like a fly on a screen door. How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Sep 21, 2013 - 9 answers

ThinkPad Edge or faster cheap laptop?

Is the quality of the ThinkPad Edge worth the performance hit? Critique my nearly-made laptop purchasing choice! [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Mar 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Win 7/ Thinkpad X1 Unexpected Shutdown

Win7/ Thinkpad X1 problem driving me crazy - at some random time in sleep mode, my Thinkpad will reboot and give a "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" message when it's back up. The Reliability Monitor returns that this has happened 7 times so far this month. I'd be grateful for any assistance in troubleshooting - a few additional details inside. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Dec 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Best ThinkPad laptop for a student?

Best ThinkPad laptop for a student? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Jun 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me; help my battery

Laptop battery filter: My Lenovo SL510 wasn't charging my battery, and I foolishly assumed it was the battery's problem and bought a new one. But the new one wouldn't charge either. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Jun 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Can you recommend an airplane power adapter for my Lenovo Thinkpad T410?

Can you recommend an airplane power adapter for my Lenovo Thinkpad T410? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on May 18, 2011 - 4 answers

My hinkPadhas aproblem with i's keyboard.

I just bought a used Thinkpad T61 and the e,t, and space bar keys work intermittently. The keyboard is reasonably clean and nothing is obstructing the keycaps underneath. I have taken out the keyboard and reseated the keyboard connector. Is this just a bad keyboard or should i be worried about something else? (os is linux/ubuntu)
posted by on Mar 1, 2011 - 11 answers

ThinkPad Mystery Parts ID

My ThinkPad was repaired, and I got some mystery parts back along with it. Picture inside! [more inside]
posted by themel on Jan 13, 2011 - 2 answers

How much can I get for my computer?

I've got a laptop that I purchased in September 2008 that I paid $1,629 for. How much can I ask for it on Craigslist? Realistically? Ideally? Is there anything free I can do to increase its value before I sell it? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Aug 22, 2010 - 18 answers

Save my trackpad

My trackpad has suddenly, mysteriously and unpredictably started acting weird. So have the mouse and the little rubber point on my laptop. Help? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jun 14, 2010 - 5 answers

What bloatware (if any) is useful on my Lenovo SL500?

What bloatware (if any) is useful on my Lenovo SL500? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Dec 6, 2009 - 7 answers

troubleshooting a (mostly) broken laptop key

My Thinkpad's n key doesn't work most of the time (but does work sometimes if I hit it in the right spot/from the right angle and hold for a bit)...what troubleshooting/fixes can I try before I give in and replace the whole keyboard? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Nov 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I remove my HD before I send my laptop in for service?

I am sending my Lenovo Thinkpad to an EasyServ repair center to have its fan replaced/repaired. Do I have to send my hard drive along with it? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Jul 30, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I connect my wireless laptop to the internet by cable?

I'm having issues connecting my laptop to the internet. Wireless is fine, but I can't connect by cable at all. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Apr 27, 2009 - 17 answers

Can I disable a firefox addon at the command-line?

I have an Thinkpad X61 that I use both at work and home. Internet at work requires a proxy while at home I have WiFi. Switching browser settings is no problem thanks to the awesome Connection Manager software that ships with the Thinkpad. But now things have become a bit complicated. I had to install FoxyProxy because some sites needed a different connection which the regular proxy couldn't handle. Now when I connect to the internet at home, I have to remember to disable foxyproxy otherwise the Internet doesn't work. Is there a way to disable the foxyproxy extension via the command line so that I can automate this process? Google isn't helping. FWIW, I have AutoIt and Autohotkey installed although I'm not really a programmer.
posted by your mildly obsessive average geek on Jan 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I get a new battery or a new laptop?

Should I buy a new laptop battery or a new laptop? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 15, 2008 - 15 answers

problem with cd-rw burning

why can i not burn a cd-rw on lenovo thinkpad t61? [more inside]
posted by raphael19 on Oct 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Stay ON, will you? I want my internet.

I have a ThinkPad. Why does my wireless radio (in the ThinkVantage Access Connections/Wireless Connection Status menu) power itself off? How can I make it stay on? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Volume controlling Judas, why have you forsaken me?

Why would the mute button on my computer suddenly stop working? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Convince me not to get a Thinkpad!

What are some reasons NOT to get a Lenovo Thinkpad R61? I'm pretty enarmoured with this laptop and I want to be sure it's a good decision. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jul 11, 2008 - 32 answers

Old IBM sub-sub-notebook information?

Asking for the boyfriend: I saw an extremely small IBM ThinkPad sometime in the mid-90's. It ran DOS and had an external floppy drive, and it sparked my love of sub-sub-notebooks. Does anyone else remember the machine I've described, or know its model number or where more information can be found?
posted by dreamyshade on Jun 25, 2006 - 7 answers

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