Gear: Fujitsu LifeBook Digitizer, Docking Station, X230T Accessories.
The "default tablet orientation" is what the system sets when you convert the X230T from laptop to tablet. By default it will go into Primary Portrait.
As you may or may not be aware of, any portrait mode with the X230T is not as good as landscape modes; and the reason is because the content does not fit well in this wide screen aspect ratio. The Lenovo ThinkPad X201T had a better aspect ratio for documents such as PDFs and even some website.
Primary Landscape mode can work but it really doesn't. The reason is because of the 6-cell battery, which elevates one end of the screen and then it feels really weird to work with.
The mode that works very well is Secondary Landscape. The content fits and the angle is actually beneficial. So, I highly recommend adjusting the "default tablet orientation" because it will save you many seconds.
To change the settings:
- Press the Win key, type "Lenovo Tablet Control Utility" and open it.
- On the window set the option box to "Secondary Landscape".
- Click OK button.
Btw, do not use ActiveRotation (switches the rotation automatically) because it is useless to do in Windows 7. Windows 7 is slow at auto rotation and usually the content does not resize well.
The rotation button is located on the bezel of the screen. The button is next to two other buttons which are Ctrl+Alt+Del and Power. The rotation button will be useful when you convert the X230T into a tablet.
The rotation button has several states, one of them is single press and the other is press and hold.
Single press activates the rotation sequence. By default the sequence will go through all of the rotation modes. The rotation modes are Landscape and Portrait modes (both with primary and secondary modes).
You really do not need portrait modes and you only need Primary and Secondary Landscape modes, so lets remove them.
- Press the Win key and type "Tablet PC Settings" and open it.
- Click the blue link that says "Go To Orientation".
- Place Primary Landscape in slot 1
- Place Secondary Landscape in slot 2.
- Place "none" in slots 3 and 4.
- Click OK/Apply buttons.
With this adjustment the rotation of the useful modes should take less time.
The Rotation Button options are also available in the Tablet PC Settings, just click the "Buttons" tab. You can set different actions in single press and press and hold states (and each orientation can have different actions). I set mine so it would mute/unmute the audio when doing press and hold.
These are small tips that will make your X230T experience better. Enjoy!