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frazzle
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Registered: ‎04-16-2016
Location: AU
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Yoga 700 (14) Escape key requires Esc + FN after Hotkeys changed to normal F keys in BIOS.

Hi,

 

Just wondering if there is any progress to fix the problem with swapping hotkey/F key and inverting the Esc key function?

 

As you probably know, the top row is keys acts as hotkeys by default, and by pressing Fn+X you get the normal F key funcion. You can swap this in BIOS to act like a normal laptop so you use Fn+F2 to reduce volume for example. And F2 alone is normal.

But when you swap this it also swaps Escape, so then you have press Fn+Esc to generate an escape code. And Esc on it's own does nothing, (or makes windows go a yellowish colour (why is that useful??)).

 

There's a few thread around on this:
https://settingsfeedback.uservoice.com/forums/276330-lenovo-settings/suggestions/9555549-separate-es...

 

But no solution from Lenovo yet?

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Registered: ‎07-05-2016
Location: GB
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Re: Yoga 700 (14) Escape key requires Esc + FN after Hotkeys changed to normal F keys in BIOS.


Hi Frazzle,
This is a common issue and unfortunalety does not have a fix.
The issue come down to the ESC key not being mapped so can not just be set as just an ESC.
The yellow-ish colour, is the paper display mode which is designed to make looking at the screen for prolonged periods of time, easier on your eyes.
@frazzle wrote:

Hi,

 

Just wondering if there is any progress to fix the problem with swapping hotkey/F key and inverting the Esc key function?

 

As you probably know, the top row is keys acts as hotkeys by default, and by pressing Fn+X you get the normal F key funcion. You can swap this in BIOS to act like a normal laptop so you use Fn+F2 to reduce volume for example. And F2 alone is normal.

But when you swap this it also swaps Escape, so then you have press Fn+Esc to generate an escape code. And Esc on it's own does nothing, (or makes windows go a yellowish colour (why is that useful??)).

 

There's a few thread around on this:
https://settingsfeedback.uservoice.com/forums/276330-lenovo-settings/suggestions/9555549-separate-es...

 

But no solution from Lenovo yet?


 

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