02-24-2011 12:58 PM
My company just bought a few Lenovo desktops and they came with these slim usb keyboards. We happen to use the F1-F12 keys in our customized application. The problem is that instead of just pressing F3 we have to now press and hold the Fn key + F3. Is there a way to get those keys to be the F* keys instead of changing the volume or putting the computer to sleep without taping the Fn key down or something?
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02-26-2011 02:24 AM
It's in the BIOS. You have an option Fn Key Lock. It's in the config menu under keyboard/mouse. It's disabled by default.
04-15-2011 11:32 AM - last edited on 04-15-2011 01:40 PM by bananaman
I don't know if you solved this issue yet, but I had it occur and through a few threads later and a google search. It is as the above user said, download http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-75582.html, install and then run it. Click on the checkbox to revert the FN keys to regular F1-12 keys. Hope it helps!
Moderator edit: Fixed link.
08-16-2011 05:01 AM
Hi, Install the slim keyboad application from below link http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-75582 And then open the application from start - programs -and check the option using F1-F12 as standard function keys
08-19-2011 07:15 AM
The website moved
The website moved http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-75582
And it should look like this
11-02-2011 05:12 AM
We have the same issue on one machine of 4 with the slim keyboards, it does not hold the setting. We will do the below and then after a period of time we will have to go to the below and remove the checkmark and then reselect to get the F keys to work as standard.
12-05-2011 10:47 AM
I'm using a Group Policy Object to set the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LTON_HIS\Lenovo Slim USB Keyboard\ZeroForHotkey (REG_DWORD) to 1. The applicable packages in the download, cited by others in this thead, can also be distributed via a GPO (i.e. to account for use of this keyboard on a non-IBM system that wouldn't have come with the driver pre-installed) - this way you can just do it once and never have to worry about it again.
08-31-2012 07:30 AM