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Print page 67 Print document pages. Rename the bookmark. Delete bookmark? Cancel Delete. Delete from my manuals? Sign In OR. Don't have an account? Sign up! To reverse these unwanted changes, you can enter BIOS and tweak the relevant system settings. The following steps have covered two different versions of BIOS. Just check them out one by one and see which suits you better. When the Lenovo logo shows up, press and hold the button on your keyboard that allows you to enter BIOS.
If otherwise, please consult your PC manufacturer or go through your user manual to figure out the exact button. Then, hit Enter. Use the down arrow key to highlight it, and then change its setting to Enabled. When prompted for confirmation, select Yes. Then, press the right arrow key on your keyboard to select the Configuration tab. Will till your PC gets fully restarted. After that, check to see if your problem has been solved. If not, you may proceed to the next fix. As many Windows 7 users reported, their Fn keys stop working right after a Windows update.
Then, type in devmgmt. Next, locate Lenovo PM Device and right-click on it. From the context menu, select Properties. In this case, you should try out the next method instead. If not, proceed to the next fix below. Sometimes an outdated or corrupt driver may cause you trouble, like preventing the Fn keys from working properly. To cure the issue, you should consider updating both your chipset and keyboard drivers that are closely related to the normal functioning of Fn keys.
Option 2 — Update drivers automatically with Driver Easy Recommended — This is the quickest and easiest option. If you feel like updating your chipset and keyboard drivers via Device Manager, here are the steps:. Then right-click on your keyboard device and select Update driver. Note that Windows may not be able to download and install the latest drivers for you.
In Device Manager, double-click System devices to expand its drop-down list. Your devices may not be exactly the same as those shown in the following screenshot.
Use the directional keys to highlight "Config" and then press "Enter. Press "F10" to save and quit. Boot to the operating system. Press "Fn" once to activate the hot keys; press "Fn" twice to switch to the ThinkPad function keys for the rest of your session. Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since She received an A. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.
Share on Facebook. Step 3 Press "Fn" once and then push the appropriate function key to toggle through the available options, or press "Fn" twice to disable the Windows assignments. Step 2 Use the directional keys to highlight "Config" and then press "Enter.
Step 4 Press "F10" to save and quit. Fn key combinations The following table describes the functions of Fn key combinations. Puts the computer into sleep mode. To return to normal operation, press the Fn key only. Enables or disables the built-in wireless networking features.
From this window, you can take. Switch between the computer display and an external monitor. Controls the keyboard backlight and the ThinkLight. Has the same function as the Break key on a conventional keyboard. Has the same function as the ScrLK key on a conventional keyboard. Has the same function as the Pause key on a conventional keyboard.
Has the same function as the SysRq key on a conventional keyboard. Previous Page. Next Page. Show quick links. Hide quick links: Permanently Temporary Cancel. Lenovo ThinkPad X Tablet pages. Lenovo ThinkPad X pages. Lenovo B Lenovo V
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F1: Mutes and unmutes audio · F2: Lowers speaker volume · F3: Increase speaker volume · F4: Mutes and unutes the microphone · F5: Lowers screen brightness · F6. The function keys consist of a single "Fn" key and the "F1" through "F12" keys. Both Microsoft Windows and the ThinkPad itself assign specific operations to. In the BIOS setup utility, open the Configuration menu, and change the setting of HotKey Mode from Enabled to Disabled. Open the Exit menu, and select Exit.