I searched the forum for similar entries, but no luck; so I decided to post a new thread.
I would like to give a small example, when I press F2 without pressing the function button, the brightness decreases, but it must be function key + F2 to show this result. If I really needed the function of F2, for example, renaming a file, I have to press function key + F2 for the normal effect of F2.
This is peculiar. I had something like this happen during first boot… but after a reboot of the system, things returned to normal, and so I didn’t give it much thought. I’m curious if you come up with a resolution.
Am 27.07.2012 18:06, schrieb bakkurt:
> I would like to give a small example, when I press F2 without pressing
> the function button, the brightness decreases, but it must be function
> key + F2 to show this result. If I really needed the function of F2, for
> example, renaming a file, I have to press function key + F2 for the
> normal effect of F2.
Please post your model as requested by others.
My ThinkPad by default (means factory settings) has this behavior, this
is not a bug it is a deliberate choice made by Lenovo, I do not like it
so I went into the BIOS and switched the setting how function keys are
handled back to the legacy setting.
Check your user manual for your machine or simply look into its BIOS for
such a setting.
PC: oS 12.1 x86_64 | firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.1 x86_64 | email@example.comGHz | 8GB | KDE 4.8.4 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.1 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10
Sorry for being so long, and thank you very much for your replies.
My laptop is Compaq Presario CQ57 and I will first consult to the BIOS settings; however, when Windows XP or Windows 7 was installed to this machine, the function keys worked as usual, if I recall correctly.
I will look at the BIOS settings and give information later.
The problem is solved; I found the appropriate setting in BIOS and disabled it to function like when I press F2, it will rename a file, not decrease brightness as if I pressed Function key + F2. So I thank everyone who were interested in the topic, and posted replies.