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zacharyah
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Yoga 700, esc and function keys

Dear Lenovo,

 

How can I have both Esc and function keys work normally in Yoga 700? That is, as in any normal computer keyboard where Esc is Esc, and F1 is F1, etc.

 

If I set 'hot key' mode in bios then Esc is normal, but function keys act as hot keys.

If I set 'function key' mode in bios then function keys are normal, but Esc is paper display toggle.

 

I don't think it's too much to ask.

 

Best regards.

 

 

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Re: Yoga 700, esc and function keys

Hi zacharyah , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

About Paper Display new function called screen reading mode. Screen reading mode may lower brightness and adjust the color temperature to protect your eyes. To enable this mode, firstly you need to ensure Lenovo Paper Display was installed. Press "Fn+ESC" to open or close the mode.

 

Option 1

Disable paper display first (FN + ESC) , get back in the BIOS and set the hotkeys so that FN keys would be normal.

Restart and see it ESC key would be normal. 

 

Option 2 

If you don't really use that feature , you may uninstall the software as in this discussion.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

Regards



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Re: Yoga 700, esc and function keys

Thanks for reply. I tried the steps, so first turned of paper display using hotkey and then changed the key mode in bios. However, that did not help. Function keys work ok but Esc is still paper display toggle. I didn't have 'Lenovo Paper Display' (or anything similar) to uninstall in control panel. I found 'Paper Display Hotkey installer' from support software and installed it hoping it would help somehow but it didn't appear to add or change anything.

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Re: Yoga 700, esc and function keys

Hi zacharyah , 

 

Greetings. 

 

As remapping keys may or may not work as a substitute in some discussions on a different model have reassigned ESC using source code zip to change as in this discussion.

 

Alternatively, clean boot system first , then disable possible paper display on startup in task manager .

Try to find the exe program then rename it to .old .

 

If unable to locate the exe extension (c:/ drive , programs x86)  try to uncheck box that hide extension from folder option (view tab)  , on task manager under services  ( start services.msc (press WinKey + R, type "services.msc" then press Enter) and disable the following services: PaperLookingSrv  , PLHotkeyService

To disable a service, double click on it, click Stop, and then choose "Startup type: Disabled". Press OK to save. Then proceed to rename. 

 

There must be a paper display application since pressing ESC still triggers it to show up . ( search box may help).

 

Update us how it goes. 

 

Regards



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Re: Yoga 700, esc and function keys

The hotkey service was at: c:\ProgramData\Lenovo\PLHotkeyService\PLHotkeyService.exe

 

I disabled and renamed it but the end result was that nothing happened from Esc.

 

I checked the other thread and found a utility SendESC, which captures Esc key. This seemed to fix the situation!

 

So thanks for the patient help after the bit frustrated original post. Although, I still think that there should be an easy, built-in way, to do this. I don't think all who find this out bother to search for help and go through all the hoops.

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