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04-22-2020

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Allow FN remap with drivers of Thinkpad USB keyboard with Trackpoint.

2020-04-22, 10:36 AM

Hi,

 

I didn't found the category for my exact product, so I took the closest nomenclature, apologies.

 

I just bought a Thinkpad USB keyboard with trackpoint that I'm pretty happy with. Though, there is one little issue that makes it not practical for daily work routine as a developer, and it's the placement of the FN and ctrl left key.

 

What we need is to let the fn key be used as the ctrl key as well. Fn doing both FN + Ctrl has no drawback for my usage, only advantages.

 

But unfortunatelly the FN key is bound to the hardware and there is no way of remapping it with any windows trick (I work on this os)

 

So the question is simple :

 

  • Can lenovo dev team let the FN key show up to the OS as a normal key (even though it's not recommended by standards), so it can be remaped alone.
    or
  • Can lenovo dev team add a simple option to remap this key in the control panel
    or
  • Does anyone ever tried to modify for their personal usage a keyboard driver in order to access keys initially limited to hardware ?

 

 

Thank you very much for your answers

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