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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.

Note:

  • The Fn key works independently from the operating system.

Key combinationDescription
Fn + F1Reserved
Fn + F2Reserved
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.

Notes:

  1. To use the Fn+F3 key combination, you must have the ThinkPad PM device driver installed on the computer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Notes:

  1. To use the Fn+F4 key combination, you must have the ThinkPad PM device driver installed on the computer.
  2. 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 + F6Reserved
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)

Notes:

  1. This function is not supported if different desktop images are displayed on the computer display and the external monitor (the Extend desktop function).
  2. 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

Reserved.

Fn + F9Open 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 + F10Reserved
Fn + F11Reserved
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 + HomeThe computer display becomes brighter.
Fn + EndThe computer display becomes dimmer.
Fn + Spacebar

Enable the FullScreen Magnifier function.

Fn+PrtScHas the same function as the SysRq key.
Fn+ScrLkEnable or disable the numeric keypad.
Fn+PauseHas the same function as the Break key.
Fn+cursor keysThese 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.

 


  • Alias ID: MIGR-68268
  • Document ID: HT004762
  • Last Updated :17-06-2014
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