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Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-04-01, 18:03 PM

Hi, I wonder if I can customize what Fn hotkey does. I mean, I'd like to volume up/down, brightness up/down and mute with just 1 hand. I want this:

 

Fn + F1: mute (mute hotkey EVEN doesn't exist. One of the MOST important hotkeys, ever! What a HUGE failure of the hotkey programmer. Dudes, it's the first hotkey you are looking for, this is a multimedia laptop, do I have to remind it?)

 

Fn + F4: volume down (right now I have to use 2 hands and the way is Fn + left arrow)

 

Fn + F5: volume up (right now I have to use 2 hands and the way is Fn + right arrow)

 

Fn + F7: brightness down (right now I have to use 2 hands and the way is Fn + down arrow)

 

Fn + F8: brightness up (right now I have to use 2 hands and the way is Fn + up arrow)

 

Thanks!

 

PD: if you can't customize the hotkeys in the Y510P, you must be kidding me as it is a basic, easy to do, basic, super easy to do and a must-have option to make users happy and free to config the laptop the way the use it. So if the reply is "you can't", please, driver update or software update for lenovo Y510P TOTALLY needed.

My laptop:
Lenovo Y510p, Intel Quad-Core i7-4700MQ up to 3.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, nVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD, 1TB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 (cache), Intel Wireless-N 7260, 72Wh
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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-04-01, 19:14 PM

wrote:

Hi, I wonder if I can customize what Fn hotkey does. I mean, I'd like to volume up/down, brightness up/down and mute with just 1 hand. I want this:

 

Fn + F1: mute (mute hotkey EVEN doesn't exist. One of the MOST important hotkeys, ever! What a HUGE failure of the hotkey programmer. Dudes, it's the first hotkey you are looking for, this is a multimedia laptop, do I have to remind it?)

 

Fn + F4: volume down (right now I have to use 2 hands and the way is Fn + left arrow)

 

Fn + F5: volume up (right now I have to use 2 hands and the way is Fn + right arrow)

 

Fn + F7: brightness down (right now I have to use 2 hands and the way is Fn + down arrow)

 

Fn + F8: brightness up (right now I have to use 2 hands and the way is Fn + up arrow)

 

Thanks!

 

PD: if you can't customize the hotkeys in the Y510P, you must be kidding me as it is a basic, easy to do, basic, super easy to do and a must-have option to make users happy and free to config the laptop the way the use it. So if the reply is "you can't", please, driver update or software update for lenovo Y510P TOTALLY needed.


Yes you're right. I'm not kidding Sorry, I can't do it for you because according to you its too super easy for you and me. 

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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-04-02, 11:48 AM

What are you talking about?

It just requires a remap option. In many laptops you can remap the keyboard Fn hotkeys, you go to control panel, mouse and keyboard options, there you go.

So yeah, it's easy as hell, FOR LENOVO, and you can see plenty of third party software that can make this possible. But I don't want third party software, I want LENOVO to provide us a simple tool to select what function do you want the key to do. Using a third party software also makes you add it to startup, and I don't like that.

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Lenovo Y510p, Intel Quad-Core i7-4700MQ up to 3.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, nVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD, 1TB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 (cache), Intel Wireless-N 7260, 72Wh
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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-07-18, 11:49 AM

Another Y510P User, 
...Where is the mute key....?? any utility to assign macros to keys, considering its a gaming laptop?
also the Fn key is low level interrupt, so using 3rd party utilities is not an option, so please provide a utility for the keyboard to remap keys.

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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-07-18, 14:16 PM

Hi dofod

 

Since this has been discussed for some time on these forums, I dont really see Lenovo coming up with a solution to this. I would advise you to buy a gaming keyboard and attach it to this laptop (Thats the best solution I have found).

 

On request from a user on this forum, I did try to code for the FN key, tried to capture it and remap it, but it doesnt get registered at the OS level. I tried several softwares, programming languages but nothing worked. I am sure there is some way for Lenovo to do it, but they wont, actually they wont even tell us some way to capture it (so that some helpful user can code for it here).

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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-07-18, 14:30 PM
I've just found a software, SFunKey. It's the best solution I've found. It's even better cause you only have to use one finger.
My laptop:
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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-07-18, 15:02 PM
Sfunkey Seems to be leaking memory on windows 8.1 not fully compatible
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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-07-18, 15:10 PM
@Rockycoston a programmable api via kb driver would be nice from lenovo. Using an external keyboard would be clumsy and portability is important for me so thats not an option. Thumbs up for trying to program the keys
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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-07-18, 15:10 PM
Been using it for 2 months. Works great, no problem at all.
My laptop:
Lenovo Y510p, Intel Quad-Core i7-4700MQ up to 3.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, nVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD, 1TB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 (cache), Intel Wireless-N 7260, 72Wh
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Re: Y510P Customize Fn functions

2014-07-18, 15:29 PM

The problem with Lenovo is that there is a huge gap between Technical, Sales and support departments. It almost feels like they are separate companies, thats why whatever we post on these forums probably never reaches the tech to provide software support. (Even if it reaches it takes about 3-5 months, which is unacceptable)

 

I have never had a bad experience with Lenovo repair service and really love their price-performance ratio, so I would still recommend this brand to others. But they can definitely improve.

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