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S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-19, 2:10 AM

Hi,

 

Two questions regarding function keys in Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 (may apply to other models):

 

1. I realized that Fn-B (yes, letter "B") produces a different scan code. Does anybody knows what is it supposed to do? I guess something related to the trackpoint, since it's the closest thing?

2. Is there any way for the mute key (Fn-F4) does mute the Bluetooth headset? (guess not)

 

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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 20:18 PM

No idea about question 1.  I don't understand question 2, I think you've got a typo in there.

 

F1 is mute in my keyborad (UK layout), F4 is for disabling the microphone.

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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 20:22 PM

Yeah, you're right. Should red "disable": I guess I was too tired. :P

 

2. Is there any way for the Fn-F4 (disable microphone) to also disable the Bluetooth headset's microphone?

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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 20:36 PM

I guess you could try playing with the setting for "Default Device" and "Default Communications Device" in the "Recording" tab of the sound configuration window.

 

By the way, bluetooth does not work at all for me under Windows 8. Did you have to use some sorcery?

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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 20:54 PM
Yeah, been playing around but not success.

No problem with Bluetooth though. I use it almost all the time with a Nokia BH-905i. The only minor issue I had is that sometimes the WiFi/Bluetooth controller doesn't wake up from hibernation.

Everything else worked like a charm. I'd say better than W7.

Didn't install any third-party driver and is a W8 clean install.
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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 21:05 PM

I did a clean install as well, but then I've been trying different drivers since bluetooth didn't work. Would you mind checking what driver you have?

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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 21:20 PM

Sure thing:

bluetooth.png

 

You can also download the "Intel PROSet Wireless Bluetooth Software" from Intel website: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=22022

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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 21:29 PM

Great, thanks! Trying it out right away.

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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 22:02 PM

Didn't work... I'll continue to try to fix this out tomorrow. Oddly, there's not even a Bluetooth communications device listed as such in the Device Manager, and there's no "Unknown device" either. It should be there, it worked well under Windows 7, unless it was stolen by leprechauns.

bluetoothscreencap.jpg

 

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Re: S430 function keys: "B" and mute keys

2012-12-20, 22:04 PM
Is it enabled in the BIOS?

Did the machine go directly to Deutschland? Maybe it went through Ireland and some leprechauns got it... (?)
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