How can I swap the F1-F12 button functionality with the Fn functions? I do not want to press Fn+[mute volume] everytime I want to hit F1 etc. I read somewhere that there is an option which changes this in BIOS, however, that applies only for other Lenovo series and not mine G510.
It is really tough for me as I'd like to have my keyboard to function like a conventional key with out have to hit FN all the time. In some instances If I'm playing a game and require to use the F4 key, my system closes the application as it detects it as a close funtion key.
This specific issue is limited to some models of G/Z/P series of unable to achieve the traditional function by pressing F1 to F12 directly.
Should your machine falls under the caterogy of G, Z or P series, a BIOS update is required to address this issue.
Please view the below solutions.
Lenovo G400\G500: update BIOS to 2.01 version or above. Lenovo G405s\G505s: update BIOS to 2.03 version or above. Lenovo G400s\G500s: update BIOS to 2.02 version or above. Lenovo Z400\Z500\P500: update BIOS to 1.21 version or above. Lenovo G405\G505: update BIOS to 2.04 version or above. Lenovo G410\G510: update BIOS to 3.05 version or above.
Further details on the solution can be found in the below link - our Lenovo Support site.