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Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-16, 17:39 PM

My laptop has a keyboard where i have to use the FN key to use the function keys at the top, instead of having to press the FN key to use the action keys. ive been looking everywhere for a way to make it so i dont have to press the FN key to use my function keys, i looked at the bios but i dont see an option to disable the action keys, nor can i find an option anywhere elce in my laptop to set it like that, does anyone have any idea how to change it? id even embrace an option to go into the registry to swap the on/off signal of the FN key. if that even exsists

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Re: Re:Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-11-13, 8:02 AM

Hi All,

 

Thanks for your patience indeed! I have good news for you :)

 

A new BIOS has just been released! Download the BIOS version below will enable you to have the options of enable/disable the hotkey.

 

Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)

BIOS Update for - Lenovo G400s, G500s - version 2.02

Follow the instruction of installation and you should be able to use the function keys without FN right away. If it doesn't you have to enable it in BIOS.

 

Note: Make note of any settings you have changed in the BIOS Configuration Utility. These settings may have to be re-entered after updating the BIOS.

Attention: Do not power off or restart your computer during the BIOS flashing process, which will cause serious damage and improper functioning of your computer.

 

How to go to BIOS in Windows 8? Check out this article: How to get into BIOS in Windows 8.

 

How to enable in BIOS: 

  1. In BIOS, go to Configuration tab
  2. Arrow down to find "HotKey Mode"
  3. Press Enter to change from "Hotkey Mode" to "Legacy Mode".
  4. Press Fn+F10 to save the settings and exit BIOS

If you can't find the HotKey Mode, please try reloading BIOS Default Settings.

You can do so by going to Exit > Load Default Settings.

 

 

For any issues with the new BIOS, please create a new discussion topic for easier tracking.

 

Thank you!! 

 

Regards,

Cleo


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Re: Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-16, 19:15 PM

hi avernis,

 

Your problem migh be similar to this thread.

 

If you don't have the keyboard remapping feature in the BIOS, using an app called SharpKeys will allow you to switch function keys (i.e. Fn+F1 to a regular F1 key). I can't test this on the G500s as there's no available unit here in the lab but this tested and verified working on the Z400.

 

Give it a shot - Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista (works also in Windows 8)

 

 

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Re: Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-16, 23:51 PM

i tried this one first, it works for some of the keys, but for the program doesnt recognize some of the action keys, so it wont let me remap them all and i kinda need them all, f1-f3 and MAYBE f10 would be the only ones that id be able to fix

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Re: Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-17, 14:26 PM

If anyone could possibly get me the scancodes for the F1-F12 keys and the scancodes for the action keys attached to those, i could probably do a registry script to try and switch them up

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2013-09-18, 8:53 AM

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Re: Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-18, 21:19 PM

Is there any solution provided by Lenovo?

 

I thought that maybe latest BIOS upgrade would bring a feature to switch function keys behavior but unfortunately it didn't.

 

Sorry, but it's annoying to need to use additional Fn key for combination with function keys when we're used to normal function keys usage & key combinations.

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Re: Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-18, 21:25 PM

personally... i would give the person who thought it was a good idea to make the f keys like that without including an option to swap them a deduction to their pay..

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Re: Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-23, 12:14 PM

And me too! The world has to know "heroes"! :(

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Re: Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-23, 21:00 PM

Yes, this is truly unbelievable. PLEASE Lenovo, sort this out asap. There must be a way to set the function keys to work in the regular way without Fn. Who on earth thought up that stupid idea? It's almost as if they designed it to be as irritating as possible.

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo G500s FN key request

2013-09-25, 8:48 AM

Please Lenovo's....... provide some solution on this as well as punish, that genius innovative idea engineers who had given this non user-friendly keyboard concept

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