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boyanib
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Numeric Keypad (on Fn+alpha keys) missing on Thinkpad X1 and Thinkpad Edge

Hello,

With my previous Thinkpad X61s I was able to press Fn key and use some alpha keys as a numeric keypad but with my new Thinkpad X1 there is no such feature. I have some applications which do require the use of numeric keypad (note that the keycodes received by the OS are not the same if the normal numeric keys are used). 

Please, do not suggest to plug an external USB keypad or keyboard, that's, of course, a solution (which I don't like at all). 

Anyone has some suggestion to overcome this problem somehow?

 

Thanks!

Kind regards

Boyan

 

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Re: Numeric Keypad (on Fn+alpha keys) missing on Thinkpad X1 and Thinkpad Edge

As you are experiencing Fn+ alpha numeric keys are not working, I would suggest you to please update the Power Manager software and also update the Bios of your system from the below mentioned web link.

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?

 

After this, please restart the system and check if the issue resolved.

 

 

Thanks & Regards,

Sameer


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boyanib
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Re: Numeric Keypad (on Fn+alpha keys) missing on Thinkpad X1 and Thinkpad Edge

Thank you for your response. Numeric keypad is not even printed on my keyboard. I know this is not the issue and the new version BIOS should be supposed to include these keys in combination with Fn (altough I bought my X1 only 2 months ago, I have to check the version). 

 

Sadly I cannot update BIOS. I am a Linux user because I am a developer and I will not be buying a license for Windows again. I already paid for one when buying the X1 laptop because it was mandatory to pay for it. The first thing I did was to format the hard disk because I do not agree with this kind of policy. I am not blaming Microsoft, I am sorry to blame Lenovo for this. 

 

The same old story that everyone is sick if hearing again and again.

Thanks for clarifying this issue, best regards

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