I got a Lenovo Thinkpad recently and this part of the keyboard layout is really messing with my muscle memory. But since Thinkpads had always had this going back to the IBM days, before I rag on it, I want to know what other people think of it. What benefits does it have, and do you personally like the design choice?


I couldn’t get used to it, that left ctrl has been engraved in my brain by decades of use and I’m very keyboard-oriented. Just kept missing commands and it broke my flow. At the time thought they got carried away copying macs, but looks like they’ve been doing it since the early 90s. Read that the benefit was to make Fn more accessible but…yeah what about ctrl now? I barely ever use Fn. I ended up switching the keys, even physically swapping the Fn with the right Ctrl.

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