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island
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New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

Just got a new Yoga 910. One thing is driving me crazy -- it appears the function keys by default require pressing the Fn button. I don't use the alternate things like airplane mode and speaker volume as much and would prefer to have function keys primary and then press fn keys for the quick keys. There is mention of reversing the fn key in the bios, but under configuration I have no hotkey option. I'm running bios 2JCN39WW which appears to be the latest. How do I switch the hotkey / function key priority so I can use F4 and F2 without holding the fn button?

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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

I think that they moved that to the Lenovo Settings application a few BIOS revs ago.  See the link below.

 

The option of enabling function key is missing from BIOS - Yoga 910-13IKB

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht502692

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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?


@JDGillis wrote:

I think that they moved that to the Lenovo Settings application a few BIOS revs ago.  See the link below.

 

The option of enabling function key is missing from BIOS - Yoga 910-13IKB

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht502692


 

This is what I see on my Yoga 900S, also.

The switch is in the Lenovo Settings applet. My version is: v3.175.0.0 for reference.

 

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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

Thanks!

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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

Did JDG's advice work for you?

If so, please mark that post as the solution.

 

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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

Clicked now. I had a reservation about clicking the mark as solution button on this one -- really appreciate the information from JDG and you, but do worry that relying on the windows store app means that if in the future I want to install a differnet os on it, the option won't be available, so I would have liked it even better if it was still in the bios as an option that would then (I presume) be available to any os installed... e.g. if I wanted to install linux on it in the future.

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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

I have the same problem, but the lenovo settings app is not a solution for me. It doesn't show that option. Altought the option was there some days ago. Then without any changes in configuration the option is gone.

 

Lenovo settings version: 3.175.0.0, BIOS: 2JCN39WW

Lenovo Settings.PNG

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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

Please see: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-910-how-to-swap-FN-function-keys-to-j...


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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

This solution works ... until you reboot the machine.

 

This is incredibly frustrating. I don't want to have to dig out this app and change this setting every single time I restart the machine. 

 

How do I go about changing this permanently/once-and-for-all/don't-make-me-go-to-lenovo-settings-ever-again?

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Re: New Yoga 910 - Function Keys without Fn button?

For me this worked over several reboots and power off/on cycles.

Yesterday my battery went empty.

After plugging in the power and restart, the media key mode is active again.

 

 

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