06-13-2013 10:05 PM - edited 06-13-2013 10:42 PM
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?
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06-14-2013 07:59 AM
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06-14-2013 08:57 AM - edited 06-15-2013 04:56 AM
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
i think that's the best solution if Lenovo technician provide a bios update for this model
08-12-2013 01:51 AM - edited 08-12-2013 01:52 AM
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.
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
08-12-2013 07:52 PM
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.
08-12-2013 10:28 PM - edited 08-12-2013 10:29 PM
yeah it quite troublesome when use linux
but i guess the laptop is designed with windows 8 in mind
I used G405s and Suse 12.3 btw
Hope they will post BIOS update for this
08-22-2013 08:25 AM
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...
08-22-2013 09:36 AM