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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎01-14-2019
Location: GB
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X1 Carbon - Adaptive Function Keys won't switch modes after update

Since a series of recent updates (Windows 10 updates and BIOS), my Adaptive Function Keys won't switch modes. The function key strip is stuck in the F-key mode. Function keys F1 through F12 work OK, as do the additional four icon keys on the right-hand end.


But they won't auto switch based on foreground application as set in Control Panel->Adaptive Keyboard, nor do they obey the default mode as set in the control panel applet, nor will they switch manually when I press the Fn key on the strip.


"Fn and function keys" is listed under System Devices in the Device Manager, using driver version dated 02/11/2018. I've downloaded the HOTKEYS driver and reinstalled it successfully, but with no change.


What can I do to re-enable the autoswitch (or even manual switch) capability of the Adaptive Function Keys?

Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-21-2018
Location: CA
Views: 705
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Re: X1 Carbon - Adaptive Function Keys won't switch modes after update

I have the same problem...

and to elaborate slightly: only the F-keys are visible now. The button at the far left is supposed to toggle through the modes, but it nothing happens when I press (or press-hold) that toggle.


Note 1: The function keys do work, but I but simultaneously press-hold the Function (windows) key, then the F-button in question.


Note 2: the four "adaptive" buttons at the right work fine. The gear at the far-right, for example, brings up the Adaptive Keyboard settings (and I am able to confirm that all four available modes are active).


In other posts, I read that updating the power management driver from Lenovo for my 20A7 would fix the problem. It did not!


Again, this did NOT work as others have claimed previously.

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