Function (Fn) key combinations - ThinkPad A30/p, A31/p
Note: The Fn key works independently from the operating system.
Fn + F1
Fn + F2
Fn + F3
Turn off the LCD display, leaving the screen blank. To turn the LCD display on again, press any key or the TrackPoint stick.
Fn + F4
Turn standby mode on. To return to normal operation, press the Fn key independently, without pressing a function key.
This mode is called suspend mode in Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT.
In Microsoft Windows 2000, this combination of buttons functions as a sleep button. The settings can be changed so that pressing it puts the computer into hibernation mode or even shuts the computer down.
Fn + F5
Fn + F6
Fn + F7
Switch between the LCD and an external monitor (CRT). If a CRT is attached, computer output is displayed in the following three patterns by turns:
LCD + CRT
Fn + F8
Turn screen expansion on or off. (There is no symbol on the key.)
Note: This function is not supported in Windows 2000.
Fn + F9
Fn + F10
Fn + F11
Fn + F12
Turn hibernation mode on. To return to normal operation, press the power button for less than four seconds.
Note: To use Fn + F12 for hibernation in Windows 2000, PM device driver must have installed on the computer.
Fn + PgUp
Turn the ThinkLight on or off.
Fn + Home
The LCD becomes brighter.
Fn + End
The LCD becomes less bright.
Fn + Spacebar
Magnify desktop and maximize application windows.
Note: To use Fn + Space (Fullscreen Magnifier), On Screen Display must be installed.