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knightzk02
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Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

I just bought Lenovo G400s notebook last day , i would like to use the standard F1-F12 key in some application/ software. The problem is that instead of just pressing F2 I have to now press and hold the Fn key + F2. Is there a way to switch back to standard key just like the software for usb slim keyboard? I checked my BIOS there are no option to switch Fn Key or hotkey mode, Fn Key Lock option under the Configuration tab. Any solution can solve my problem? 

 Thanks

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Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

hi Knightzk02,

 

Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!

 

You concern might me similar to this thread.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/How-do-I-invert-the-F-keys-and-the-Fn-keys-...

 

Hope that helps

Cheers!



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knightzk02
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Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

Thanks for reply
1. i almost read all similar thread and most of them have a solution which is enter BIOS configuration and disable hotkey action / enable... and also SharpKeys/SoftKeys cant really remap all the key.
2. on Lenovo Support site ,there are no Windows 8 Driver and Software for G400s

i really wish they provide a bios update and also update the Windows 8 driver and software for G400s
Smiley Sad

i think that's the best solution if Lenovo technician provide a bios update for this model

aliirawan
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Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

Yes, very disappointing that no hotkeys enable/disable in BIOS. It should added to all BIOS. And let user to choose whether to enable/disable it. st Very frustating.

I'm just bought a Lenovo G400s.
And the hot keys is swapped. When I wan to press F2. I need to press "Fn+F2"

For some people by default for multimedia maybe is useful, but for myself is very annoying feature.

In my older, Thinkpad Edge, there is a setting in BIOS for disabling hotkeys. But unfortunately there's no in my laptop. Smiley Sad

Hope Lenovo can add it in BIOS level.
So I can keep continuing using Lenovo as my favorite laptop brand

 

I'm using Lenovo G400s

With Linux openSUSE 12.x

wildwestgoh
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Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

This serious feature must make known to developer.

We demand a BIOS update to this feature, not everyone should be locked to multimedia keys.

I'm doing multi-tasking and productivity programs and use lots of those function keys, I'm seriously need this to be fix ASAP or else I might considering another brand.

int2k
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Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

yeah it quite troublesome when use linux
but i guess the laptop is designed with windows 8 in mind Smiley Sad

I used G405s and Suse 12.3 btw

 

Hope they will post BIOS update  for this

 

justf0rnow
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Message 7 of 25

Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

any news regarding this issue ? just bought G400s and i thought that i could use this laptop for gaming

and im having a trouble since i always keybinding my shortcuts into F1-F12...

knightzk02
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Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

i think we should call their technical support to solve the problem ...
http://support.lenovo.com/en_MY/feedback/contactsupport.page?
lizx
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Message 9 of 25

Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

need add custom f1-f12 feature on bios fast, im using this for gaming D:

frololo
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Message 10 of 25

Re: Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

i created an app just for disabling the fn+x keys using autoit. you can try it. but not all keys works.

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