04-22-2012 03:34 AM
I'm considering an L420, but as an Emacs user I don't think I would be happy with the mentioned keys.
From some searching it seems like "newer" Thinkpads have a BIOS option to swap these keys. Not being too familiar with Thinkpads, I don't know if "newer" includes the L420. The BIOS keyboard section in the user manual does not mention this.
Can anyone confirm they are swappable?
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04-25-2012 01:40 AM
Hello vikebo and welcome to community,
The L420 laptop BIOS do no have this option available,
May be in future with BIOS update we get this option.
04-25-2012 09:54 AM
04-27-2012 12:25 PM
Hello, and thank you both for your reples.
Guess I'll have to wait for an update mentioning it specifically then or buy something else. Not so often I see anyone with Thinkpads in this area, so it's not so easy to check. Dell is the most common, but I don't want that.
04-29-2012 10:02 AM
05-02-2012 11:26 AM
Yes, I've seen that article. There is a later follow up mentioning it for ThinkPad X100e, Edge 13", T410s, T410, T510, and W510:
I don't know much about the various Thinkpads, but my guess was the L-series came after these and shuld be likely to have the option. However the L420/520 user guide has a section for BIOS settings, but fails to mention this particular setting. The other Thinkpad user guides I checked didn't have a section for BIOS setting so It's hard to tell if they just forgot to update/add it.
Tanujhanda in the second post seems quite sure it does not have the toggle.
I'll try to email a question to one of the online retailers, but I don't have too high hopes for this kind of question.
Thanks again for your reply!
12-23-2012 07:53 PM
I can also confirm that on the Lenovo Thinkpad L420 (7856-3WS) (BIOS 1.20 - Dec 2 - 2012) has the "Fn and Ctrl key swap" function on the BIOS