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P50 Reduce Brightness Hotkey not working after hyb...

Q: P50 Reduce Brightness Hotkey not working after hyb...

I shut down my laptops once every week; they're either in sleep mode or hybernating. My P50 is currenly running Windows 7 Pro with all the drivers installed. I have changed bios settings such that the function keys behave as function keys and only act as media keys (or whatever they're called) when pressed in combination with the Fn key. All hotkeys work as they are intended to.However, resuming from hybernation causes only the reduce brightness key (Fn + F5) to stop performing although all other hotkeys work as they should. Pressing the F5 key by itself works normally; its just the Fn + F5 combination that doesn't work.Anyone experiencing this ?

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Preferred Solution: P50 Reduce Brightness Hotkey not working after hyb...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


my brightness control hotkey is not working.i have windows 10 (64-bit) come with laptop.after some time hotkey for brightness stop working and i can not either chage brightness from display settings,brightness cann't change from any where else from laptop my battery drain fast.so please help to solve this problemprovide any link of latest driver.so it will be more helpfull

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my brightness control hotkey is not working.i have windows 10 (64-bit) come with laptop.after some time hotkey for brightness stop working and i can not either chage brightness from display settings,brightness cann't change from any where else from laptop my battery drain fast.so please help to solve this problemprovide any link of latest driver.so it will be more helpfull

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Other hotkeys work normally, both brightness up/down keys stopped working (did not update or make changes)

A:brightness hotkey stopped working

Hi,I don't know which processor/graphic is installed in your notebook.You can try downloading, save and install the appropriate graphic driver for your notebook:Intel:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815290&swItemId=ob_176908_1&swEnvOid=419...AMD:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815290&swItemId=ob_177365_1&swEnvOid=419...Restart system.RegardsVisruth

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After fresh installing Windows 10, the Brightness hotkeys (Fn + F8/F9) do not work. I've tried installing Hoteky driver from the HP website but I got an error about missing .NET 3.51 framework. I was able to check that I actually have NET 4 so I'm not sure what I should do. Please help.

A:Brightness hotkey not working after freesh Windows 10 instal...

Hi: You install net framework 3.5 from the add programs menu in W10... Go to:  Control Panel>Programs>Turn Windows Features on or Off>Check the box to add Net Framework 3.5.

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I bought this laptop used with Vista on it and the LCD brightness control wont work. The Brihtness is set at default level which is tolerable but non the less i cannot adjust it brighter or less. I reinstalled Vista and installed XP media center edition and still cannot get the brightness to adjust. I have installed all of the toshiba drivers for this notebook including the recent ACPI bios and hotkey application. I am currently on XP MCE.
If anyone has any ideas to what could be wrong i would glady appreciate it. I have been at this for a few days now and no answers not even from the Toshiba site.


A:Brightness Control Hotkey No Working On Toshiba P105

I assume this is the "push the Fn button and another key" thingie? If so, check to ensure that the Fn key works by pressing it and one of the other functions to see if that works.

Then test the key that you use to adjust brightness - without using the Fn key. Does that key also perform it's designated function?

This'll let you determine if it's an error with the keyboard.

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how can i reduce the screen brigtness?

A:reduce brightness

Use the adjusters on the monitor, the keys are on the side or the bottom, or in the case of a laptop their should be a way to adjust it in the contol panel/power options

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how do i reduce the brightness on my HPw1907

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Hi all,

My desktop machine is a Windows 7 32-bit. My problem is that when I read a PDF, the brightness of screen bothers me and I want to reduce it. My monitor is a Samsung LCD and only has a button. When I press it one time it turn the screen on/off and when I press and hold it, it just adjusts the wallpaper.

Is there a way to reduce it?

A:How to reduce my screen brightness

Your going to have to post the exact model of your monitor for us to help you because its going to be the monitor that reduces the brightness.

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I am facing a problem when I am trying to reduce the brightness on my HP 15-r205TU laptop. I have the Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate as OS in my laptop. I cannot find the slider of the brightness button when I open the power options in my PC. Not only that I also tried the functional key Fn+F2 to reduce the brightness but it does not works. Please help me to solve this issue.

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Hi I was wondering if there was a way to bind a key to increase/decrease brightness of my laptop screen.

I can use the regular FN+Fnkey combo but I am using an external USB keyboard so it would be easier to use a non FN key combo.
I tried reading the scan codes of the FN+F6 key but I couldn't get any, so I can't remap it with a tool like AutoHotkey.

Also, since I have the slider thing in Control Panel > Power Options, this seems doable with a software.

Last note. I do not want a 'screen dimmer' program that does not actually dim the LEDs behind the screen.

Thanks for your input!

A:Hotkey to change brightness


Windows Key + X opens the Mobility Centre.

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my laptop is very very bright ,somehow this is one of the simple things i have not yet learned in vista. I even find my screen to bright when it's in cordless mode or power saver mode.

A:how to reduce the screen brightness in vista?

That's usually controlled by two hotkeys on the keyboard, usually using the Fn key and one of the F keys. On my HP, it's Fn+F7 and Fn+F8.
They should have symbols similar to these-
Should be shown in your User Guide, check Start | Help and Support, see if there is a link for User Guides.

You can also set Brightness for AC and Battery mode here:
Control Panel | (Mobile PC) | Power Options
Click the Change plan settings link under the selected plan, there will be two sliders to set screen brightness.


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I am unable to reduce the brightness on my brand new X1 carbon (4th gen). I have tried changing the display settings but nothing works. Has anyone else been facing similar issues? Machine type: 20FB. System configurations: i7 6600U processor, windows 10 pro 64, WQHD (2540 x 1440) display), 16 GB memory and 512 GB SSD.

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Initially when i bought the notebook had windows 7 64 bit where brightness hotkey worked but ever since i upgraded to windows 10 the brightness hotkey which is fn + f6 and fn +f5 stopped working.Help... Any drivers??

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Since updating my HP Pavillion 64 bit to Windows 8.1, I have been unable to use an HDMI cable or reduce the computer brightness. I figured it would be a simple fix: restore to before the update, and wait for the bugs to be worked out. However, every time I attempt to access the control panel to perform a system restore, the entire OS freezes. Can someone help me resolve this?

Update: I tried to power on my computer just now to no avail. Stayed on the HP loading screen for 30 min.

A:Cannot Reduce Brightness Use HDMI or Control Panel w/8.1

Sounds like a Hard Drive issue, first things first, try checking your whole hard drive. Download Hiren's Boot CD from my link below, burn it and boot to it. Go into Dos Programs and you'll see Hard Drive Tools, pick the tool for your brand hard drive and run a full scan on the surface. You can also try GWscan, which can do both Seagate and WD drives, look for "read element failure" because that error will cause that 30 minute non-boot in some cases.

Sometimes a bad or corrupted spot on the HD will cause all kinds of other apparently unrelated and insane problems, so check the disk before doing anything else.

If you have an SSD drive in there, then do not do any of this, you will have to use the tool for the drive made by whoever made it, or simply so a CHKDSK, you can do that from Hiren's using Mini XP, it's better to do it from there rather than let Windows 8 do it, especially in the state it is in now.

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My brightness is at maximum and it's hurting my eye badly. I've recently sent my laptop to be reformatted due to many problems and my laptop brightness was at its maximum. Asked the guy for advices and he say there's nothing that can be done. I used to click FN + up/down keys and it work. OR i will go to power options and change the settings, but now both actions doesn't work. Please help me as it really hurts my eye. Thank you

A:FN keys doesn't work to reduce brightness

Hi michelewjy,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

I recommend you go to the laptop manufacturer's web site and find the drivers, firmware, and/or software appropriate to your graphics card and your monitor and your version of Vista and download them and update your system with the revised versions. Let's see if that helps. This may also be related to the SFC problem in your other thread - so I will check especially for anything that seems to apply to this issue.

I hope this helps. If not, post back and we'll try something different.

Good luck.

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Im having much difficulty concentrating/reading because my screen brightness is always to bright.

I currently have my screen on the lowest possible brightness and it's no where near what i would find expectable. I don't mind lighted screens i just mind the limited options ,or maybe their is options?

I have no trouble reading a book in the dark and i find it quite unnoticed in till someone tells ask me ''how do you read in the dark''?

I'm also color blind ,i don't know if this is a factor.

Iv been looking around for a sheet of tint to put over the laptop screen ,hopefully i wont have to do this.

A:How to reduce laptop brightness beyond vista limitations

have you tried. right click your desktop. choose the windows mobility center.? (see attached)

hope this helps,its all i know to adjust brightness.

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and downloaded all the drivers from the lenovo support page.I've got everything working except for this fn + f11/f12 buttons (brightness+/-)I only able to ajust my screen brightness in control panel. I've tried to install graphics drivers (intel hd and amd) from lenovo support website , and also latest intel hd graphics driver from intel. But I still can't adjust screen brightness through fn hotkeys...What should I do?System Model : Lenovo Ideapad 300-14iskProcessor : Intel Core i5-6200U

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Is it possible to reduce the "Backlight brightness" in Windows Embedded standard 7, Monitor:Samsung DE40A programmatically with vc++ ? It is possible to reduce monitor backlight brightness with the monitor's remote.
I have been able to reduce brightness,contrast,gamma, and RGB values with the respective APIs SetMonitorBrightness, SetMonitorContrast, etc. Tried to use DeviceIoControl function with IOCTL_VIDEO_QUERY_SUPPORTED_BRIGHTNESS but the function call doesn't succeed, it gives a non-zero value and according to msdn the function has failed

//Get the handle HANDLE hLCD = CreateFile("\\\\.\\LCD", // open LCD device GENERIC_READ, // access to the drive FILE_SHARE_READ|FILE_SHARE_WRITE,// share mode NULL, // default security attributes OPEN_EXISTING, // disposition 0, // file attributes NULL); if (hLCD == INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE) { cout << "error: Invalid Handle, unable to get LCD handle" << GetLastError() << endl; return 1; } BYTE SupportedBrightness[256]; DWORD nBytesReturned; int nRes = DeviceIoControl( (HANDLE) hLCD, // handle to device IOCTL_VIDEO_QUERY_SUPPORTED_BRIGHTNESS, // dwIoControlCode ... Read more

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Dear Forum,

Recently reactivated this notebook as a backup solution with an nex HD.

Which driver / programm is necessary to bring the hotkey to function?
The display itensity is very low and backwards I was able to control that with this key function.

Thanks a lot for support and hints

A:Satellite S5200-903 Hotkey Function (Fn+F7/F6) Monitor Brightness

For this old notebook models the whole thing works a little bit different as on new models. Now you have one package that contains all necessary stuff for FN functionality.
On old notebooks like your Satellite 5200 you must install several different tools to get this FN functionality, not brightness control only.

So, to make all this easier I recommend you to check Installation instructions for Satellite 5200 and install all missing stuff. Please follow the installation order.

If you still need help let us know.

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Hi all, Recently i got my Windows 10 Display driver corrupted and I had to go for Windows 7 64 bit. After the fresh installation I am unable to reduce brightness using keyboard function keys. My laptop is in Lenovo Ideapad 100 15IBD. I tried installing Intel Display driver but its crashing after i restart as in the display wont come up, it a complete blank screen, again i had to reinstall OS. Tried enabling hotkey in BIOS, still no luck. Can anyone please help me how to resolve this issue as my brightness is on 100% now and it very annoying and strenuous. Please help. ThanksRohit

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i have hp notebook 15 ac 119 txbecause of various errors after windows update i put my system on recovery after the recovery again the problems have started coming. recent problem is of brightness. i cannot adjust my brightness at all. F-keys from keyboard have no effect and even it can not be adjusted through control pannel. i checked in device manager regarding the dispaly drivers update. it says i am using the latest versions of display  drivers.please help. 

A:brightness keys not working ; can't adjust brightness at all

Hi, I'd try reinstalling the amd/intel switchable graphics software package on the link below as it mentions a fix related to the f2/f3 keys. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74717.exe When this has completed, restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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I want to reduce brightness of screen. NOT whole screen but only white pixels of screen.

Or a software that can force the graphic card to show grey or light grey or any other color instead of white. And all those pixels in screen that has other color remains unchanged. Is there any software available for such purpose? Or is it impossible to make such software? so i stop searching

I have windows 7, 32 bit

A:Reduce brightness of Screen (Not whole screen)

White is created by every component colour (i.e. Red, Green & Blue) being displayed at maximum brightness.

If you reduce the brightness of White, every other colour will (by definition) be less bright.

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I have Windows 10 Home version 1607 build 14393.321 on top of my Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 laptop. Fn+F7 hotkey is supposed to turn flight mode on or off, but it doesn't. All other Fn-keys work as expected.I don't know what to do to make Fn+F7 toggle flight mode. I can provide more information if you need it. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Hello,I have Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8.1. All of hotkeys are working (sound, brightness,airplane mode) but hotkey F6 which is responsible for touchpad enabled/disabled not working. How to repair it? Kind regards

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Hello,I have Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8.1. All of hotkeys are working (sound, brightness,airplane mode) but hotkey F6 which is responsible for touchpad enabled/disabled not working. How to repair it? Kind regards

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I must have set a windows system hotkey?

I have f/8 set as a photoshop hotkey...recently when I hit f/8 it caused a semi transparent deep blue screen with two large gear graphics in the center to pop up over my screen.

I cannot for the life of me figure out how I set that.

I do have a macro program, MacroExpress running, but it does not have any setting in it for f/8.

I thought it might have come from windows media player (I'm running version 11) but I cannot find any setting of f/8 in the WMP menus.

anyone have a guess how I set this? and how to turn it off?


Tom O'Connell

A:Phanton Hotkey working...

When you hit F8 in Photoshop, what have you set it up to do?

For the life of me, I couldn't imagine how you set that up. When did this start occuring (or at least, when did you first notice this)?

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Hi there

I'm a user of Gadwin Printscreen which I have been using for years, I have been using it all week normally i just start the program, hit PrtScn key and it brings up a dialogue allowing me to take snapshots but this time it didn't.

I have tried installing a later version the hotkey does not work on this either, so I put on an earlier image (made last week) I had and the hotkey worked fine, ran windows update, and it stopped working.

Is there any way I can check which program is using which hotkeys ?


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I just bought HP 250 G5 with Windows 10.Hotkeys (Fn) don't work and I can't find any drivers that can fix this.What do I need to do to make them work? (So far I checked BIOS and they are enabled there) Thanks

A:HP 250 G5 hotkey not working (Windows 10)

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to install the HP System Event Utility from your notebook's support page. This package contains the HP System Event Utility, which enables special function keys on supported notebook models to be programmed. For example, HP System Event Utility enables users to press the Fn+ESC keys to view system information. This package is provided for supported models running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp76001-76500/sp76383.exe

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Hello We have just started to put our own image on the Revolve 810 G2 laptop and after installing the hp hotkey drivers have noticed that some of the hotkeys are not working. The keys that are not working are: fn + F1fn + F2fn + F8fn + F9fn + F10 Is there other hp software/drivers that should be installed to make these work? Thanks

A:Revolve 810 G2 - hotkey's not working

NZnewbie Restart the System Push F10 for the BIOS Go to Advenced Menu / Device Coniguration / activate FN Key Switch Reboot  

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Hi! I'm on Windows 7 Pro x64 on my Probook 640 G2. I recently installed Windows 7 (coming from 10) and installed all drivers from HP's driver site, now everytime i push a button. For example vol+/-, mute, screen brightness+/-, the Wifi button I always get the error "hpCaslNotification has stopped working" While the buttons do exactly what they are supposed to do. If I press for example vol- 10 times, I'll get 10 errors in a row all saying the same thing. Please help me out!!!Below I've pasted the extended error message: Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: hpCaslNotification.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 57ccde16
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.23572
Fault Module Timestamp: 57fd0696
Exception Code: e0434352
Exception Offset: 000000000001a06d
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1053
Additional Information 1: e374
Additional Information 2: e374b9907fdbd28466bef37946f4c19b
Additional Information 3: c259
Additional Information 4: c2599c4e3b147b23c37aae937c702771Thanks in advance!

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L25-S119 laptop, a coulpe of days ago my wireless lan would not turn on using the fn+f8 key combination. I checked the device settings and everything is working okay. I checked the bios and the LAN is enable. When I try to use the connection software it says the the wireless LAN is not turned on. (plus the light is not lite up) Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve or bypass this issue.


A:Wireless Lan switch not working with hotkey

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I have installed HP hotkey support on our new model of laptop (Probook 650G2). But it does not adjuct the brightnessvia the FN keys. We are using Windows 7 Enterprise. I have tried different versions of the hotkey support software but still wont work. The volume keys work fine. All the drivers are upto date with HP support assistant. 

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I have a g80 touch. My son was messing with it and got a blue screen from Windows. I can not gain access to the restore with out the blue screen reseting the computer. I have tried the one Key restore and it just loads back to the main screen after doing a chkdsk. I am out of warranty and I have had this computer worked on by Lenovo longer then I have had use of it. I am very disappointed in Lenovo for the way I was treated. All that aside, is there anything I can do to restore back to factory settings? I've tried everything I know to do. I am a former Dell technician and I am very familiar with computers but this Lenovo is just not doing anything. It's been replaced once and sent into the factory 7 times for repair and now they refuse to give me any help because it's out of warranty. It went down 1 day after the warranty expired. I am at a loss and thinking of just buying another from Dell. Please if anyone has an idea on how to get this junker to restore please let me know. 

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I have installed a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit onto a new machine.

Like my previous machine, I tried to change the input language from English to Korean with the right alt key.
It doesn't work. I've checked the keyboard with my laptop, right alt key changes the input language fine.

On my laptop (with working right alt key) in "Text Services and Input Languages" the default input language
is set to "Korean (Korea) - Microsoft IME." This is the only input language that has been set up.
I did the same with my new computer, but it doesn't work.

On my laptop when I hit the right alt key, the language would change as shown in the image above.

On my new computer when I hit right alt I hear the Windows exclamation sound and nothing happens.

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Microsoft IME (Korean) Right Alt Hotkey not working.

Hiyya JJ mate try a sfc and chkdsk for starters mate could be just a minor glitch.



My right Alt brings up File!!

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Hey everyone, I have one or really two issues, but they may be connected. I bought the Yoga 900 3 months ago and yesterday I found out that the hotkey for disabling the touchpad worked only oneway meaning I pressed it and the touchpad would disable but I couldn't unlock it again no matter how often I pressed the key again (in combination with fn and also without). I needed to go to standby and then log in again for it to be re-enabled. I updated a hotkey driver, and afterwards when I disabled the touchpad with the hotkey it did still not work. So I went into standby and the whole laptop did not react to me pressing the standby/on switch on the right side for like 5 min. It just stayed off with a black screen. After a while it rebooted completely. Ever since then everything works fine except that the hotkey/f6 doesn't do anything now, not even disabling the touchpad. Can anyone help?

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The airplane mode hotkey is not working in my Lenovo G50-80 laptop. I have contacted Lenovo and then the sent a guy came up with a new keyboard and after diagnose he finds no hardware fault. Then he checked all the drivers and all of them were updated and he said it is a fault of windows 10. please help, it will be appreciated.

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad E560. Above the number pad, there are four keys, a calculator, a lock, a sphere that means "internet", and a folder. Three of them (calculator, internet, folder) work, but the "lock screen" does nothing. I have tried:1. Installing "Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration" for Windows 10 off the Lenovo website2. Pressing the "Fn" key while pressing the lock screen key Neither of these things made it work. The key is not physically broken - if I press it in certain contexts (such as when the Desktop is showing) I get a Windows "ding" sound (the same way you get if you press any other key Windows doesn't recognize at the Desktop). For some reason the system just doesn't seem to know what to do with it, even with Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration installed. This is a brand-new install of Windows 10 on a laptop I just bought (used), so I cannot say whether or not the key worked in the past. I *can* lock Windows using the Windows key + L shortcut. Does anyone have any ideas how to get the "lock screen" key working?

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Hi I just recently got a Y700 laptop( Model: 80NW0010US ). 15" Touchscreen versionJust recently the F5 Airplane Mode hot key has stopped working. It worked when I first received it a few days ago, and all of the other hotkeys are still working just fine. I should probably mention that the F5 key, itself, works. As I can still hit the F5 key and it will refresh the current web page. I can still turn airplane mode on/off through network settings, but I really want to fix the hotkey if possible. I've gone to Lenovo's support page and installed the following:-BIOS update-Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver-Battery Gauge-WLAN-Synaptics-Intel WLAN-Intel Management Engine Interface Driver-Intel Bluetooth-Intel Chipset-Lenovo Utility-Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI) Driver I have run the following programs(none of which show anything being infected/corrupted):-McAfee Antivirus-Malwarebytes-Command Prompt ( sfc and DISM ) None of the above helped in fixing the airplane mode hotkey. I will continue editing this post with drivers/fixes that I have tried. Thanks for looking and any help is much appreciated.

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A:Y700 Airplane Mode Hotkey not working

Synn wrote:Hi I just recently got a Y700 laptop( Model: 80NW0010US ). 15" Touchscreen versionJust recently the F5 Airplane Mode hot key has stopped working. It worked when I first received it a few days ago, and all of the other hotkeys are still working just fine. I can still turn airplane mode on/off through network settings, but I really want to fix the hotkey if possible. I've gone to Lenovo's support page and installed the following:-BIOS update-Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver-Battery Gauge-WLAN-Synaptics-Intel WLAN-Intel Management Engine Interface Driver-Intel Bluetooth-Intel Chipset-Lenovo Utility-Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI) Driver None of the above helped in fixing the airplane mode hotkey. I will continue edititg this post with drivers that I have tried. Thanks for looking and any help is much appreciated.Check your system for corruption or virus/spam/malware.

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Last night (about 23 hours ago) I made shortcuts of my most used programs to my desktop. I then designated hotkeys to each shortcut as well as making the shortcuts "Hidden".

Last night, the Hotkeys were working perfectly, but now as I turned on my computer the hotkeys don't seem to work anymore.

Any kind of help is very much appreciated

A:Hidden Desktop Shortcuts' Hotkey not working

Making shortcuts hidden does not disable key combinations that you assign to them.

Please check whether key combinations are still assigned.
You can use this free program RJL Software - Software - Utility - Shortcut Key Explorer - Download
to check all of them in one place.

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I have re-installed, as a clean install, Win7 Pro 64 SP1, on a Lenovo T40.Every driver on the website had to be downloaded and installed.However, I cannot regain functionality on the 'Fn' blue keys, which turn the brightness /volume etc. up and down.Also windows update seems reluctant to find any updates......Is there a keyboard driver for this model?I had no such problem with my S200 model re-installation. Any help would be appreciated, thanks..

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Hi Lenovo Team, I own Lenovo G50-70 and Use Original Windows, So My PC always get automatically updated to Latest Windows 10 and Driver update automtically as well. But In my Windows 10 Fall Creator Update, F7 aka Airplane mode Shortcut don't work. AFAIK I have all driver Installed and updated still It don't work. Right Now I am using Windows 10 Fall Creator 1709 update with Build Number 16299.309.


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I have a Lenovo Edge 2 (one of the Flex Series) that has been working great for the past 10 months.  I usually use the mouse and turn of the touchpad so I don't accidentally move the cursor while typing.  On this machine, the F6 key enables/disables the touchpad.NORMALLY:  a notification comes up briefly on the screen when F6 is pressed (either a diagram of the touchpad, or a diagram with a diagonal line across the touchpad); there is a "live" icon in the lower right hand tray of the display that indicates when the touchpad is disabled.PROBLEM:  Yesterday evening an automatic Windows 10 update occured, and the touchpad could no longer be disabled (the notification came up, but the touchpad worked even when the notifcation indicated that it should be disabled); also, the "live" icon was gone.  TEMPORARY FIX: I uninstalled the Windows 10 update, and resinstalled the Synaptics driver for the touchpad (from the Lenovo website), and everything is back to normal.  I have prevented automatic updates by making my internet connection "metered", but I work in many places, and use different networks, and don't want to have to keep all of them "metered".MY QUESTION:  Any ideas what this update is doing to mess up my touchpad, and how to fix it? (I would like to allow the updates)?

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My working/viewing window in Paint program was somehow made enormous. It's completely white and goes down maybe 2' and spreads across the right side about the same.

I can't get it back to normal. "Normal" for me is - the screen opens, mostly gray, and the working box is about the size of a a business card. Presently the white area goes down over 2'! Also goes way out on the right side. I've tried scrolling down to drag the little black dots on the edge to draw the screen up and in. I see a dotted line moving up the page but when I release the mouse nothing shrinks.

This has happened before but I've been able to drag the white screen back to normal. What can I do this time.

A:How to reduce working / viewing area in Paint window?

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Any advice would be much appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite T130- 16w, Windows 7

Several months ago i deleted some of the factory bloatware on my laptop because of slowdown. Though i checked everything was unnecessary before deleting it, i think i might've made a mistake. Since then i've only used mobile internet. Today I came to turn the wireless on the function+F8 key no longer does anything. The little wireless/bluetooth menu does not appear. Wireless is currently off and I can't get it on.

Wireless is turned on in the BIOS. In the device manager it appears as working and enabled. The computer is in every way set up to use it, I just can't get the key to do anything so i can't turn it on. Weirdly, I can turn bluetooth on and off separately, just not wireless.

I've updated the driver for the wireless but the hotkey driver isn't anywhere on the site. I've tried searching it elsewhere but couldn't find it for windows 7. Can I use the XP one, or one from a different Toshiba model? The T130 section just returns no results.

Does it sound like the hotkey is the issue? Does anyone know where I'd find the driver? Is there any way to turn the wireless on without using the function key (there's no switch)? Like through windows? I've been trying to sort it out for 4 hours and gotten nowhere.

Thanks for reading.

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A:Satellite T130- 16w wireless hotkey stopped working


Win 7 requires the Toshiba VAP (value added package) installation to get the FN buttons working.
Visit the Toshiba EU driver page and there you can find the VAP for Win 7 64bit

If you need the VAP for Win 7 32bit, choose another notebook series and use the VAP released for another notebooks.
The VAP does not depend on notebook series.

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