07-05-2015 03:33 AM
Currently my T430 running Windows 8 is set to hibernate when I close the lid and I use the predefined Fn-F4 to sleep.
I would like to change lid closing to sleep and use a function key to hibernate.
It appears that function key F2 is available as it has no icon printed on the key. I would also be happy to reassign F4 if this is possible.
I'd appreciate any advice.
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07-06-2015 01:03 AM
About closing the lid such that it goes to sleep:
- Using the Windows Explorer interface, go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items
- Power Options
- (Left menu) "Choose what closing the lid does"
- When I close the lid: <Choose> Sleep
These settings were found on Windows 7, but AFAIK should be the same in Windows 8.
You can also use the "Power Manager", which may be installed on your system.
Should be able to edit through bios.
07-06-2015 03:58 AM
Thanks for the good advice.
Yes, setting the action on lid-closing through power management works the same in Windows 8 and I used this method to select hibernate.
My problem is setting a function key to hibernate. Your advice to use the BIOS is tantalizing, do you have any more detail to guide me through what I know is a tricky area of system configuration.
My previous T61 ThinkPad had predefined function keys for sleep and hibernate but I suppose I'll have to wait for the release of the proposed retro model to see this useful functionality restored :-).
07-06-2015 04:47 AM
Did you checked the power manager setting, Power manager – Global power setting – Events = click the check box “Apply the settings to all power plan” and make the setting accordingly.
Hope this helps.
07-06-2015 05:44 AM
Thanks for the suggestion.
The problem is not with getting the system to hibernate or sleep when the lid is closed, I can set this to either state using the power manager and it works in all my power plans. The problem is rather that having chosen to set the system to sleep when I close the lid, I then have no way of getting it to hibernate when I shut down for the day.
The sleep state is predefined to function key F4. I'm assuming that it's possible to assign the hibernate state to one of the other function keys, as it was on my previous T61, but I can't find any guidance on this.
07-07-2015 01:25 AM
I am glad to hear that your issue has been resolved after performing the troubleshooting steps given. Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!