Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, Fn key fix w/function lock
Updated for 2023:
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga defaults to having all the function (F1-F12) keys perform their alternate behavior (media controls, brightness, etc.) and not their traditional ‘function’ key behavior. For example, if you want to refresh a web page by pressing F5 you must simultaneously press and hold the Fn key, otherwise the key will function as ‘decrease brightness’ . What is even more annoying to me is trying to close a tab by pressing Ctrl+F4 (and it not working b/c you have to press Fn too) or attempting to close a Windows with Alt-F4…
Thankfully, there is a simple fix. Simple press the Escape Key and the Fn key at the same time to toggle on the function key lock (FnLk). The keyboard will now operate like a conventional PC keyboard and personally I much prefer the keyboard’s behavior with FnLk ON! 🙂
NOTE: If you toggle the function key lock, the F5 key, for example, will then be the normal function of “refresh” and F1 would be the normal “help” function. To adjust brightness or media controls etc. you would press the approriate Fn+Fx
(where Fx is F1,F2,F3,F4,F5,F6,F7,F8,F9,F10,F11, or F12).
Tip from Leo: Using the Vantage app, under “Device”, “Input and Accessories”, worked on the Yoga 730