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Buckman840
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W541: How to set function keys to the classic F1-F12

Some time recently I have noticed when I work on directly on with my laptop keyboad, I have to press the Function key to operate the F1-F12 keys.  When I am docked or connected to a USB keyboard this does not occur.

 

Certainly use the F* keys much more than enabling/disabling wifi(F8) or dim my monitor(F5) with the software I utilize.

 

I had enabled the Fn & Ctrl key swap in the bios to match any standard keyboard.
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Re: W541: How to set function keys to the classic F1-F12

Have you tried the user guide?

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t540p_w540_ug_en.pdf?linkTrack=PSPSmiley TongueroductInfo:UserGuid...

 

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Buckman840
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Re: W541: How to set function keys to the classic F1-F12

Just to clarify, this was working for the past 2 years since I have had this laptop. Something recently with windows or Lenovo updates changed this behavior. I only use this machine probably less than 5% of its use undocked.
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Re: W541: How to set function keys to the classic F1-F12

Did you recently update the power managment driver?  See below.  For some people its been affecting Function keys and/or OSD.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Latest-Power-Management-Driver-Conflicts...

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Thinkpad-W530-Fn-keys-and-quot-On-Screen...

 


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Buckman840
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Re: W541: How to set function keys to the classic F1-F12

Believe I updated that recently in an attempt to resolve my issue. However the initial response resolved the issue with the setting in the control panel-> Keyboard -> Default Function Keys
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Re: W541: How to set function keys to the classic F1-F12

Oh ok.  SInce the topic wasnt marked "solved" I thought you still had issue.  Glad it worked out then.  Please consider marking "solved" to help other people with same issue.

 

thanks!

 


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Buckman840
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Re: W541: How to set function keys to the classic F1-F12

Done and Thanks for helping solve this issue! Many thanks!!!
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Re: W541: How to set function keys to the classic F1-F12

You're welcome and thanks for marking solved!

 


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