Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T - Modify Screen Hardware Buttons & Enable Automatic Rotation

Modify Screen Hardware Buttons (Stephen Perrin's Rotation Program)


Gear: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T, Convertible Tablets.

The S10-3T has 3 hardware buttons on the bezel of the screen. By default you cannot modify the launch buttons unless you edit the registry, however with Stephen Perrin's Rotation Program you can adjust things easily.


With the program install you can modify the actions of two of the buttons. There's a "default Lenovo behavior", Run a program, or make it press the Win key.

Another thing you can do with Stephen's program is to adjust the screen rotation order, or enable automatic rotation.

This is third party software which means that is NOT supported by Lenovo. Run at your own risk.

Installation:
  • Download the file (ScreenRotation.zip)
  • Extract the downloaded file
  • End the existing process called "ScreenRotation.exe" via Task Manager
    • Right click on taskbar - "Start Task Manager"
    • Or press Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • Copy and paste the files to "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Lenovo Screen Rotation\"

From here you can open the ScreenRotation.exe program and you can adjust your settings. The program also starts automatically when you boot up the system.

If for some reason you dislike Stephen's program you can reinstall the rotation drivers from Lenovo's website.


Automatic Rotation



In the S10-3T's early days there was a video by Netbooknews that mentioned that the S10-3T did not have an accelerometer, and that was not the case.

The video shows the default screen rotation program, but you can also install Stephen Perrin's program.

My automatic rotation does not work?
If you have reinstalled Windows there's a good chance that essential sensor DLL files were deleted. It seems that downloading the rotation drivers from Lenovo's website does NOT fix the problem. Stephen Perrin's program does not have these DLLs either.

Frankly I like the manual rotation in Windows because the automatic rotation can be annoying.

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Published: Feb 24, 2012

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