Feature Request Megathread

Being honest with you, I don’t know which speakers I have. I have the speakers that come with the laptop when you buy them. I don’t remember modifying my purchase in terms of the audio.

Ok, which gen Framework-13 do you have?

The 13th Gen comes with the 80dB speakers. For the 11th & 12th gen, they come with the original speakers, but you can switch to the 80dB ones. Chromebook version also comes with 80dB.

So I got the laptop Framework 13 with the 13 gen intel core. I want to buy the speakers, but I am about to move out to my Uni dorms and I am haven’t been in the mood the open and switch out components in my laptop. I want to do it when I get fully situated in my dorm. Also thank you for helping me out! Have you seen anything about the trackpad being “mushy?”

If you have the 13th gen then you already have the 80dB speakers. The original speaker kit might technically have “more accurate audio fidelity” but they are quieter and to most people, louder sounds better.

I recall seeing someone who had a lot of travel in their touchpad physical click. More than there is supposed to be, if I recall. You could take a video and create a thread with it & then others could see if it’s normal.

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Keys Keys KEYS! The desperately needed PageUp PageDown Home and End keys and … the good old menu key (hamburger key between CTRL and ALT GR), though the latter could be a customizable key, place whatever key you want there.

And of course full size cursor block, best would be extended to the downside (no more rectangular keyboard, rather with a notch).

Worth a consideration is a 7th row above the F1-F12 row containing all special keys (play, pause, wifi…).

Target audience of Framework should be tech savvy and rather keyboard-prone.

That seems like a small target audience. For Framework to succeed they need to appeal to a market beyond tech-savvy hardware enthusiasts.

I think an ease of use feature that would be nice to see added is the face recognition software that’s used to sign in.

A wireless kill switch like the StarFighter laptop from Starlabs has.

First and foremost, I’m extremely pleased with my DIY Framework 13 7840u. It’s a wonderful experience.

Features I’d love to see:

  1. Windows Hello Webcam (not to mention better webcam)
  2. Touchscreen option
  3. Desktop Build option (for non-DYI community)
  4. Better Audio, even on the 7040 the audio experience is poor.
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Hi

Framework is mssing:
Add-inn card with WWAN !
Windows Helo compatible WebCam

Better fan curve on the AMD series, first level needs to start at a lower rpm and not modulate so fast/often

hey there … i would like to see more options for the screen.

  1. lower resolution screen (100- ppi)
    the main reason is … i am 55+ and i cannot see the very little things on the screen with 200+ ppi :smiley: … side effect: laptops would a bit be cheaper

  2. multi screen options
    Working as a digital nomad i need more screen space … so i would like to see from framework some preparations (hardware-wise) and concepts for adding additional screen areas

  • Intel CPU option on the 16’, ideally with the new Thunderbolt 5 port
  • Real TKL keyboard (with standard Arrows + INS/DEL/HOME/END/PGUP/PDN), ideally with mechanical/tactile options.

These are both deal breakers for me!

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  • Standard TKL layout keyboard(80%)

  • Or, keypad for TLK layout support(arrows/INS/DEL/HOME/END/PGUP/PGDOWN)
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Images from Keyboard Layouts – Custom KBD

It would be nice to have mechanical switch too.

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  • lightweight battery with lower capacity for 16"

Including me, many people carry battery charger anyway regardless of battery time when going out with laptop just in case.

It would be nice to have smaller capacity battery as light as possible to reduce weight. This battery is only for short and minimal usage. It is supposed to carry battery charger for long or heavy usage.

Does the macropad not adequately satisfy this desire, also echoed by @kla? It’s not pretty having extra un-used keys, but it’s functionally equivalent isn’t it?

This is in the FWL13 subforum

  • First of all, standard TKL keyboard layout means a single module. This is different from the original keyboard with macro pad for duplication of arrow keys. This can provide much comfort experience because it is exactly same with desktop environment. For instance, you don’t mess up left Win key and Fn key because common TKL layout puts Fn key at right side. Also, in some countries including mine, right CTRL has unique roles so putting arrow keys under right shift instead of CTRL makes me uncomfortable.
  • Yes, it can be mimicked with macropad and as a matter of fact, I have tried this with many laptop keyboards which come with numpad using key mapping already. And, I always suffer from typo for unused keys around.
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Would it be possible to offer an alternate smaller-scale keyboard for smaller hands, ideally also with a bit more spring/depth in the keys? Would smaller keys leave room for more or better extras?

Nothing like the real Arrows and INS/DEL/HOME/END/PGUP/PGDOWN above them.
Without extra keys around or other gimmicks. I had to buy a Logitech 915 TKL simply cause I cant work on laptop keyboards.

As far as I know, only the HP Omen gaming laptops (models of '21/'22/'23) have a proper TKL keyboard, and that’s what I’m going after since Frame.work is settled on AMD, no thunderbolt and silly keyboard designs.

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I really wish Framework had a thinkpad style keyboard to buy.

When you are using GNOME terminal or VIM key bindings having real page up and down buttons, right now to the arrow keys is really useful.

Thinkpad keyboards are popular for a reason.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-TrackPoint-Keyboard-4Y40X49493/dp/B08BWQXZYL

These have really gone up in price.