How to use the function (Fn) keys on the keyboard - ThinkPad X60 Tablet, X61 Tablet
The following table shows what each function key (Fn) key on your keyboard is for and how to use them.
The Fn key works independently from the operating system.
Fn + F1
Fn + F2
Fn + F3
Select a power scheme that has been created by Power Manager. When you press this combination, a panel for selecting a power scheme appears.
To use the Fn+F3 key combination, you must have the ThinkPad PM device driver installed on the computer.
If you have logged on with an administrator user ID, and you press Fn+F3, the panel for selecting a power scheme appears. If you have logged on with another user ID, and you press Fn+F3, the panel does not appear.
You cannot turn off the computer display by pressing Fn+F3.
Fn + F4
Put the computer in standby mode. To return to normal operation, press the Fn key only, without pressing a function key.
To use the Fn+F4 key combination, you must have the ThinkPad PM device driver installed on the computer.
This combination of keys also functions as a sleep button. If you want to use the combination to put the computer into hibernation mode or shut the computer down, change the settings in the Power Manager.
Fn + F5
Enable or disable the built-in wireless networking features and the Bluetooth features. If you press Fn+F5, a list of wireless features is displayed. You can quickly change the power state of each feature in the list.
Note: If you want to use Fn+F5 to enable the feature specified in IEEE standard 802.11, the following device drivers must be installed on the computer beforehand:
ThinkPad Power Management driver
OnScreen Display Utility
Wireless device drivers
Fn + F6
Fn + F7
Apply a presentation scheme directly, with no need to start Presentation Director.
To disable this function and use the Fn+F7 key combination for switching a display output location, start Presentation Director, and change the settings.
Switch a display output location
External monitor (CRT display)
Computer display and external monitor (LCD + CRT display)
Computer display (LCD)
This function is not supported if different desktop images are displayed on the computer display and the external monitor (the Extend desktop function).
This function does not work while a DVD movie or a video clip is playing.To enable this function, start Presentation Director, and change the Fn+F7 settings.
Note: Multiple users can log on to a single operating system by using different user IDs. Each user needs to change the settings.
Fn + F8
Fn + F9
Open the ThinkPad EasyEject Utility screen. Buttons for the following choices are displayed:
Eject ThinkPad PC from Dock: This button is displayed only if the ThinkPad computer has been attached to a ThinkPad X6 Tablet UltraBase. The computer can be detached from the ThinkPad X6 Tablet UltraBase.
Run EasyEject Actions: This button is used to select, stop, or remove external devices connected to the ThinkPad computer.
Configure EasyEject Actions: Opens the ThinkPad EasyEject Utility main window.
Fn+F9 Settings: Configures the settings for the Fn+F9 function.
Fn + F10
Fn + F11
Fn + F12
Put the computer into hibernation mode. To return to normal operation, press the power button for less than four seconds.
Note: To use Fn+F12 for hibernation, you must have the ThinkPad PM device driver installed on the computer.
Fn + Home
The computer display becomes brighter.
Fn + End
The computer display becomes dimmer.
Fn + Spacebar
Enable the FullScreen Magnifier function.
Has the same function as the SysRq key.
Enable or disable the numeric keypad.
Has the same function as the Break key.
These key combinations work with Windows Media Player. Fn+down arrow key works for the Play or Pause button, Fn+up arrow key for the Stop button, Fn+right arrow key for the Next Track button, and Fn+left arrow key for the Previous Track button.