If you’ve ever found yourself accidentally hitting the Fn key while typing on your Lenovo laptop you’re not alone. On many Lenovo laptops the Fn key is used to control special functions like turning on Bluetooth or adjusting the screen brightness. While this can be handy in some situations it can also be a major annoyance. Luckily there’s a simple way to disable the Fn key. In this article I’ll share step-by-step detail on how to turn off that key and reclaim your keyboard.
What is Fn key?
Lenovo laptops come with the Fn key which is a function key that works in combination with other keys on the laptop to perform certain actions. By default the Fn key is turned on but you can disable it if you don’t want to use it.
Here’s step-by-step detail on how to disable the Fn key on a Lenovo laptop.
How to Disable Fn Key on Lenovo Laptop
The Fn key on Lenovo laptops is a hardware switch that determines whether the function keys on the top row of the keyboard act as media controls or as standard F1-F12 keys. By default the media controls are activated. If you want to disable the Fn key you’ll need to access the BIOS settings.
To do this follow the following steps:
Restart your computer and press F1 or F2 to enter the BIOS setup screen.
Once you’re in the BIOS use the arrow keys to navigate to the Configuration tab.
From here find the Fn Key Behavior section and use the arrow keys to select Disable.
Save your changes and exit the BIOS.
Once you’ve disabled the Fn key in the BIOS it will stay disabled until you re-enable it or change the setting back to its default value.
However keep in mind that some Lenovo laptops use a different key to enter the BIOS such as F2 or F12. So consult your laptop’s documentation for more information. If you’re having trouble accessing the BIOS on your Lenovo laptop you may need to contact customer support for assistance.
How to Disable Fn key in Windows 10
Disabling the Fn key in Windows 10 is a relatively easy process. First open the Control Panel and navigate to Hardware and Sound. Next select Device Manager and find the Keyboard section. Here you should see an option to disable the Fn key. Simply select this option and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. With the Fn key disabled you can now use the F1-F12 keys without having to hold down the Fn key each time.
What is the use of All Fn keys?
The use of all Fn keys is following:
The F1 key is one of the function keys on a keyboard. It is typically used as a help key opening up a help menu or help guide.
The F2 key is used to rename a selected file folder or desktop shortcut. It can also be used to edit the address bar in some Internet browsers and text fields in various programs.
The F3 key is located on the top row of most keyboards. It is typically used to perform a search or open a search window.
The F4 key is a function key on a computer keyboard. The primary function of the F4 key is to close a currently active window. For example if you are working on a document and you want to close the document without closing the entire program you would press the F4 key. The F4 key can also be used as a shortcut key.
The F5 key is mostly used in web browsers and reloads the page. It is typically used to refresh a page or reload a file. For example in a web browser pressing the F5 key will cause the page to reload and any changes that have been made to the page since it was last loaded will be lost. In some programs pressing the F5 key may also open a new window or dialog box.
The F6 key is most commonly used to move the cursor to the address bar in a web browser. When pressed the F6 key will cause the browser to display the address bar regardless of which element on the page has to focus. This can be useful when entering a website’s URL or filling out a web-based form.
The F7 function key is most commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft Word.
The F8 function key is most commonly used to enter Safe Mode in Windows. Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode that can be used to troubleshoot computer issues. When you press the F8 key during boot up a menu will appear with various options for how to start Windows.
The F9 function key is most commonly used to refresh a page or document. This can be useful when working with large files or websites that are prone to loading slowly. In addition the F9 key can be used as a shortcut for other commands such as Undo or Redo.
e F10 key is most commonly used to open the File menu in various programs such as word processors and code editors. It can also be used to open the context menu in some programs. Additionally some computer games use the F10 key for specific actions such as opening the inventory screen. pressing F10 can also be a way to take a screenshot on some laptops. Some laptop keyboards also have a dedicated Print Screen key that can be used for this purpose.
The F11 function key is most commonly used to enter full-screen mode in a web browser or video player. When in full-screen mode only the relevant content is displayed on the screen while all other interface elements are hidden.
F12 is used to open the Developer Tools in most web browsers. The developer tools give web developers access to various tools for debugging and performance analysis. In some cases the F12 key may also be used to open the BIOS settings.