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How to use the function (Fn) keys on the keyboard - ThinkPad Z60m, Z60t

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.

Fn+F4

Put the computer in standby mode. To return to normal operation, press the Fn key only, without pressing a function key.
Note: In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, this combination of keys functions as a sleep button. The setting can be changed so that pressing it puts the computer into hibernation mode or even shuts the computer down.

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 in the Wireless Radio Control window. You can quickly change the power state of each feature in the list.
Note: This function is supported only in Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Note: If you want to use this combination of keys to enable or disable the feature, 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

Switch a display output location

  • External monitor (CRT display)
  • Computer display and external monitor (LCD + CRT display)
  • Computer display (LCD)

Notes: For any operating system other than Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP, no additional procedure is needed; just press Fn+F7.

  1. This function does not work when 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.
  3. For Windows 2000 or Windows XP, a hotkey application might take over the switching function.
Fn+F8

Change the settings of the TrackPoint and the touch pad.

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 Advanced Dock or a ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock. The computer can be detached from the ThinkPad Advanced Dock or the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock.
  • Eject ThinkPad PC from Mini Dock: This button is displayed only if the ThinkPad computer has been docked in a ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock and one or more USB devices have been connected to the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock. You can stop and remove all the USB devices safely by clicking the button.
    Note: If a diskette drive is connected to the external-diskette-drive connector of the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock, you cannot connect a USB diskette drive.
  • 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.

You can use this utility to stop and remove all ejectable devices connected to the ThinkPad computer, the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock, or the ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator. You cannot use it to detach the computer from the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock or the ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator.
Note: This function is supported only in Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

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 in Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you must have the PM device driver installed on the computer.

Fn+PgUp

Turn the ThinkLight on or off.
Note: This function is supported only on the ThinkPad computers that have the ThinkLight. The on or off status of the ThinkLight is shown on the screen for a few seconds when you press Fn+PgUp.

Fn+Home

The computer display becomes brighter.

Fn+End

The 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-61320
  • Document ID: HT036316
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
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