So Lenovo doesn’t release new drivers for my 81C3, so I tried (and failed) to install something directly from Intel. After some adventures with two others, I reverted back to the 2018 driver (OpenCL apps crashed, like the ones from Affinity).
Now I’ve found something newer that runs. You need to download the driver for a ThinkPad, like that one: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/downloads/ds502320/
It’s not supported to install, but you can extract it. Use the Device Manager to update. Works fine and you can use the Intel Control Center and the new one from the store.
Many apps bloat the right click context menu. One of which is Skype with it’s Share feature. I don’t need that, so here’s the reg keys to remove:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
The Yoga notebooks are equipped with a tool called Yoga Mode Control (YMC.exe). It’s always running and checks the position of the notebook.
If you rotate the device, it corrects the display, tablet, keyboard and maybe even audio settings. Many times, it had a very high CPU load depending on your system / windows or driver version. It’s sometimes bundled with the „Energy Manager Driver“ but can be downloaded directly.
Watch out! After updating Windows, it sometimes reverts back to another version of YMC. You need to replace it yourself in C:\Windows\System32\
I had to start tools with elevated rights today from different folders. To save some time I added this registry settings to „Open command window here as administrator“ instead of navigating with cd and pushd all day long, brilliant!
So I wanted to mirror my Phone screen via miracast on my Windows 10 Laptop. After installing the additional Windows Feature, it didn’t work. So let’s start troubleshooting!
After some Google magic, I assumed that Mobile Hotspot needs to work. But of course it didn’t.
I downloaded the newest Wifi driver from the Intel site, uninstalled the current Windows one and installed the new Intel. Well to be honest I changed between 4 different drivers on my system but the uninstall part seems to be important. Don’t forget to reboot. I don’t know if that is still needed but with an SSD who cares?
Now lets check netsh:
netsh wlan show drivers
The last line looks promising!
Unterstützte drahtlose Anzeige: Ja (Grafiktreiber: Ja, Wi-Fi-Treiber: Ja)
It still didn’t work, so I tried this trick from Andre for Directly: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/mobile-hotspot-no-longer-working-intel-ac-8260/eee92061-fefe-41e9-b9a7-ed94ad0d5a82
Press Windows key + X Click Device Manager Expand Network adapters Right click then uninstall all virtual adapters
Open Start then type: regedit Right click Regedit then click Run as administrator Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WlanSvc\Parameters\HostedNetworkSettings\ Delete the following key: HostedNetworkSettings
Restart then try again.
My hotspot worked again! 🙂
After disabling Mobile Hotspot and both phone and notebook on the same network, I could choose my notebook for miracast! I had to activate the PIN setting on the Laptop or id wouldn’t connect.
And now let’s be honest. It worked once, video has low quality. You would only use that for PowerPoint 😉
So I replaced my Wacom Bamboo with an Intuos Pen&Touch small. To be honest they are so similiar, the only thing that changed is the design and the name. The good news, you can use the newest Intuos Drivers!
Update! Using keystrokes for pan has some weird behaviours with pages that support left or right. I change it to shift-scrollwheel:
First thing that annoyed me: „Paning“ with two fingers in Firefox triggers Left / Right Arrow keys much too fast! So I added more „amount“ to the AppGestures.xml. As I’m doing this, why not change the Zoom-amount from 1 to 5.