The “Fn” key acts as a modifier, which changes the role of a function key when pressed. You can enable then by making the following changes:. This way xmodmap allows you to make the special keys of your keyboard known to X applications. Enable by sliding it rightwards, disable by sliding it leftwards. Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since You can stop and remove all the USB devices safely by clicking the button. The function keys consist of a single “Fn” key and the “F1” through “F12” keys.

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Thanks go to Ryan Barrett for writing the little howto on his blog. On my X61s running Fedora 13, I’ve found that by adding the following lines to my.

However, this change is not reflected in the software mixer. I am running Windows 7 on the X1 Carbon Ultrabook. The function keys allow you to perform quick actions without needing to click through numerous screens in Control Panel.

How to Enable the Fn Keys on Your ThinkPad

Hi friends, I have a Lenovo S41 Laptop. You are commenting using your Facebook account. So that’s a no go. The following table shows the keycodes generated by the ThinkPad special keys and sensible keysyms to assign them to. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.


Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. KDE help system doesn’t. Step 4 Press “F10” to save and quit. By browsing this website, you consent to the use of cookies.

Table of Contents Add to my manuals Add. However this isn’t a simple configration file, you can set your browser manually. To return to normal operation, press the Fn key. If the computer is a Windows 7 model, it does not support presentation schemes, but. References Delusions of Adequacy: Do I have to assign them? You are commenting using your Twitter account. If you want to work around this you can change the hal config file such that for instance the Fn-F5 key no longer maps to radio 0x but to wlan or bluetooth You can also use xkeycaps an X tool to display and edit the X keyboard mapping to generate proper.

Both Microsoft Windows and the ThinkPad itself assign specific operations to function keys.


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Again try and pick one that is not likely to have already been taken by something, such as XF86LaunchA. Forums Knowledge Base Blogs. Xmodmap as explained above.

Hopefully you wonderful people can help me out. I’ve added the command to my. Have a look at the HAL documentation for samples on how to configure your own events [1].

Email required Functiom never made public. This program can react to some events detected by HAL such a special key press. Fn key combinations The following table shows the function of each combination of Fn with a function key.

September 27, 1: You can also use the keyconfig extension to configure custom keys. They vary with model – see Tablet Hardware Buttons. Now save the file and repackage the browser.

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