03-02-2017 03:00 AM
For Linux users, something I did not realise is that changing this setting in Windows will carry through to Linux.
I had assumed this utility was applying a software effect in Windows.
So if you are dual-booting, you are in luck. Boot into Windows, change the setting, then shutdown and boot up Linux.
If you are not dual-booting, then let's hope that Lenovo come through with their offer to release a bios update for Linux users.
03-03-2017 02:50 PM - edited 03-04-2017 04:02 AM
Unhappily (or not) I tried three times to set up a dual boot environment, while the results where negative (no grub at boot, only Windows boot).
I killed the Windows setup accidentially and will not be able to reinstall it - in the end, I don't have any need for Windows, and I'm still quite upset how there may be a EULA at startup where you don't have an option to decline this agreement. (Following German laws my agreement is legally without any consequences as I hadn't any choice I had to boot to get access to a manual.)
I would be surprised if Lenovo should not be able to spread a simple Linux program to fix this if they are able to write one for Windows.
It would be much more convenient if they'd simple provide information what has to be changed instead of saying "keeping this setup in BIOS would generate logical problems".
Edit: (typo done/don't)
Simply, this is not solved at all.
04-23-2017 07:53 PM
05-01-2017 12:25 AM - edited 05-01-2017 12:32 AM
I updated BIOS to version 2JCN36WW and Lenovo Settings app to v. 126.96.36.199 but there is still no option to disable function keys.
Please help me to fix these keys, they are driving me crazy!
05-01-2017 07:03 AM - edited 05-01-2017 07:05 AM
Spent several hours and finally found a working combination of BIOS (2JCN34WW) and Lenovo Settings app (188.8.131.52) and managed to disable these stupid keys.
Seriously, Lenovo, why are you making things so difficult?
05-16-2017 07:47 AM
I'm also trying to find a combination of BIOS/lenovo settings that will work. How did you install a back-dated version of the lenovo settings app? The only way I can install it is by going through the microsoft store and that doesn't give me an option to choose a version.
Just bought my machine today and was so happy with it until I realised it had this stupid issue.
09-20-2017 08:51 AM - edited 09-20-2017 08:51 AM
Incredible, there's no way to restore Function keys with current bios 2JCN39WW and Lenovo Settings v184.108.40.206
Everything are annoyances nowadays (ie: windows 10), but Lenovo is not making it any better, won't buy / recomend to my customers Lenovo anymore. It's extremely important to use Function keys and to have all keyboards configured the same way. Shame on you Lenovo.
10-09-2017 08:20 PM - edited 10-09-2017 08:37 PM
Same problem here. One day the option was there in the Lenovo Settings App. Next day, the option is gone and I have not been able to recover it.
I see in the thread that the problem has been intermitent since 2015. I don't understand why is there so much unstability on that feature.
I have Lenovo Settings version 220.127.116.11. And BIOS 2JCN39WW.
10-09-2017 10:49 PM