06-21-2012 07:22 PM
Hello, just bought a T430 here and I'm loving it. The keyboard is comparable to any desktop and the portability and battery life fit my needs perfectly.
With the old T420, you could adjust the settings so Fn + F3 would turn the screen off without putting the computer to sleep. However, with the new chicklet style keyboard (which is now 6 rows instead of 7), lenovo seems to have made Fn + F3 lock the computer. I can't seem to find any way to turn the screen off without affecting active downloads/music/etc.
Any help would be appreciated.
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06-21-2012 08:29 PM
What operating system are you running? If you're running Linux, you should be able to achieve turning off the screen (and nothing else) with DPMS:
xset dpms force standby
06-21-2012 09:02 PM
06-22-2012 08:17 AM
06-24-2012 10:13 PM
06-26-2012 10:28 AM
If you have PowerManager in the taskbar, then you should be able to right-click on it and choose "Power off display". If PM is not in the taskbar, open it, select "switch to: advanced", goto the options tab, and select "Show Power Manager Gauge in task bar".
07-28-2012 11:07 AM
thanks nibs. That was what I was looking for... unfortunately, it doesn't seem to do anything on my computer. After clicking on Power off Display, the screen turns off for a fraction of a second and then turns back on without me touching the keys nor the mouse.
I already have the screen power off after a set amount of time, however, I sometimes like to simply turn the screen off temporarily before the timer turns it off to save battery power.
ExJamJus: All the functions that you listed are the same except for:
Fn + F2 = nothing
Fn + F3 = lock
My keyboard seems to be different from the one they have in the T430 gallery. The Fn button as well as all the function icons are White instead of Blue and the ThinkVantage button is Black and has been renamed the Black Button (if my memory serves well).