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How do I reenable the function buttons?

2021-01-12, 19:55 PM

I recently got an ideapad, and I deleted the program that gives you those popups at the bottom of the screen. I now realize that completely disables those buttons, which I'd normally be fine with, but I deleted it with the microphone disabled, and now I can't get it to work at all. Is there a setting I can find, or do I need to reinstall that program, and if I do, what is it's name?

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Re:How do I reenable the function buttons?

2021-01-12, 19:59 PM

@ whenyoufart wrote:

I recently got an ideapad, and I deleted the program that gives you those popups at the bottom of the screen. I now realize that completely disables those buttons, which I' normally be fine with, but I deleted it with the microphone disabled, and now I can' get it to work at all. Is there a setting I can find, or do I need to reinstall that program, and if I do, what is it' name?

 

 

Welcome to the forums.  It may help other members to help you if you mention what model Ideapad you have.  With that being said most of the time you need the hotkey driver installed or you can control microphone mute from with in the Vantage app..

 


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Re:How do I reenable the function buttons?

2021-01-13, 11:07 AM

Hotkeys (F1 to F11) are rarely tied to any specific program, but the onscreen notifications are. You should still be able to use the hotkeys by either pressing the F1-11 directly or by pressing the FN key + the hotkey.  Sometimes the device has a FN lock key as well (usually the Escape key, but sometimes Space bar) where if you press FN+Escape (key with lock icon) you lock the FN key, preventing use of the hotkeys.

 

This can also on most devices be changed in the BIOS under the Configuration tab. 

 

HotKey Mode - Enable =  Directly hitting the hotkeys (F1 to F11)

HotKey Mode - Disabled = having to use FN+Hotkey (F1 to F11)

 

Lenovo Vantage is probably the program you are referring to that you deleted.

 

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