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Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2014-01-11, 23:30 PM

Hey,

 

Just a got a brand new Thinkpad 540-E. So far this CPU runs like a beast(with a new SSD installed). I have one minor issue though...

 

GOAL:: Make the F1-F12 keys function without having to press Fn first.

 

So I've tried the three tips I've come across online. Here is what happens:

 

1. BIOS(ThinkpadSetup): I only get the option to switch the Fn and Ctrl key. There are no option in my BIOS to do anything else with the keyboard/mouse settings.

 

2. Holding down the Fn key for 30 sec to 1 minute: Nothing happens. I even tried to do a three minute press and hold. I had a blast, but nothing came out of that neither.

 

3. Entering the keyboard settings in Win 7 manually: So I have no trouble entering the keyboard settings window, but mine looks extreemly limited. I don't see any options looking similar to what I see suggested on this forum.  In fact I see no options to do anything in there besides updating the driver.

 

I hope you guys can help me out! Thanks a lot:-)

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Re: Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2014-01-12, 15:48 PM
Yes, I meant Thinkpad E540. FN+ESC worked like a charm.

Thank you very much!

By the way; to anyone looking for a good music production computer, this little beast is awesome. Just swap the hhd with an ssd and you're good to go. So far it's been very silent too so there should be no problems recording audio in the same room.
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12-23-2012

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Re: Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2014-01-12, 14:39 PM
Did you mean Thinkpad E540 ?

Have you tried FN + ESC ?
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Re: Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2014-01-12, 15:48 PM
Yes, I meant Thinkpad E540. FN+ESC worked like a charm.

Thank you very much!

By the way; to anyone looking for a good music production computer, this little beast is awesome. Just swap the hhd with an ssd and you're good to go. So far it's been very silent too so there should be no problems recording audio in the same room.

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

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05-09-2014

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Re: Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2014-05-09, 19:05 PM

Fn+Esc its not working i have Lenovo G50

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12-23-2015

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Re: Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2015-12-23, 22:56 PM
Thank you! I was trying to find out how my Fn got locked in the first place (my cat laid on my computer!), but this was the answer.
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Re: Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2016-08-09, 10:59 AM

Worked!!! Thank you!!!

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03-26-2017

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Re: Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2017-03-26, 6:41 AM

Just wanted to let you know that you more than solved my problems. You're the bomb

 

Thanks again,

Sam

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Re: Disable Fn keys - Thinkpad 540 E

2018-09-26, 15:14 PM

My Fn Key is always enabled in my ThinkPad E540.

 

Fn + Esc does not work, neither other solutions mentioned in this thread so far.

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