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Lenovo Yoga 920 - FN for Function vs 'Hot' Key Switch Default, Lenovo Vantage

Q: Lenovo Yoga 920 - FN for Function vs 'Hot' Key Switch Default, Lenovo Vantage

I read other posts and none specifically addressed this for the 920 and the use of what is actually a good Lenovo config tool seems to be poorly documented. I would think it would be the same for any Yoga model with Windows 10 and Lenovo Vantage installed. I can't seem to find a version for Vantage, so hopefully this works on all versions. 1) Find and open Lenovo Vantage on your machine (use Cortana if needed). This is the Responsive view and yours may look different...don't worry, options are the same. Click on Hardware settings 2) Click on Input (again, responsive view...whatever view you have should have this button labeled the same) 3) This will open the Hardware Setting - Input UI. Under 'Function Keys' click on the one that is labeled 'F1-F12' (should look like below, highlighted in blue) to make that the the Function the default setting for those keys...to further clarify: it will now be a Function Key (F1-F12) by default. With this change, you will press the FN+ one of the function key for the Hot Key option (e.g. FN+F1=mute/unmute, FN+F2=volume down, etc.) 4) Your change is already saved, so you can now X-out (click X in the upper right) of the pop-up windows created by that were created

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I had a hardware issue with my new Yoga 920 and have the motherboard was replaced the Lenovo Vantage app displays as an IDEAPAD.  Been round and round with support to no avail.    I am 100% certain - but with no way o prooving - that before the motherboard was changed the Lenovo Vantage app displayed as a YOGA920. Can another send me screen shots of their home page on the Lenovo Vantage app so I can show support I am not making this up?

A:Yoga 920 and Lenovo Vantage

I dont have a Yoga 920 but I believe you.  I think what happened to you happened to my nephew.  When they replaced motherboard on my nephews Yoga 720 they were supposed to update model number and serial number on the motherboard but they forgot to.  They did not.    Now Vantage wont work on my  nephews laptop since Vantage doesnt know which model number it is to lookup for software update.  If you go into BIOS is the serial number model number missing there too?  
Now the only way support says the laptop can be fixed is to ship laptop to repair center for repair centers mistake.
 
Below is my post from months ago in regards to my nephews Yoga 720.  I still have no resolution since he was at school at he needed it for studies and didnt have time to ship into Lenovo.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/720-13-motherboard-replacement/m-p/3957342
 
On the bottom of the Vantage screen it should show your device make, Serial number , Product number and BIOS version.  On my nephews 720 that information is missing since its missing from the motherboard.

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Today the Lenovo Vantage app suddenly started crashing every time I try to search for updates. Yoga 920. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app, but it made no difference. Still crashing while searching for updates. Any suggestions?

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Since I was updating my Windows 10 to the latest version my Lenovo Vantage can not be initialized anymore.I always get the message: Lenovo Vantage found a problemplease install or update the "system interface foundation update" and reboot I did this a few times, but it did not help at all and also reinstalling of both applicastions Is there any solution currently available ? thanxMikeLenovo Yoga X1 20JDTO1WW





MikeT400 (6474-B84) Core Duo P8600 2,40Ghz, 248GB SSD +1.750 TB HDD, 8GB RAM, Win X Pro 64bitW530 (2447-43G) i7-3820QM Quad 3.70 GHz, 160GB SSD + 1.750 TB HDD, 24 GB RAM, Win X Pro 64bitW700, Core Duo, 500 GB + 750 GB HDD, 8 GB RAM, Win X Pro 64bit

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Since I was updating my Windows 10 to the latest version my Lenovo Vantage can not be initialized anymore.I always get the message: Lenovo Vantage found a problemplease install or update the "system interface foundation update" and reboot I did this a few times, but it did not help at all and also reinstalling of both applicastions Is there any solution currently available ? thanxMikeLenovo Yoga X1 20JDTO1WW





MikeT400 (6474-B84) Core Duo P8600 2,40Ghz, 248GB SSD +1.750 TB HDD, 8GB RAM, Win X Pro 64bitW530 (2447-43G) i7-3820QM Quad 3.70 GHz, 160GB SSD + 1.750 TB HDD, 24 GB RAM, Win X Pro 64bitW700, Core Duo, 500 GB + 750 GB HDD, 8 GB RAM, Win X Pro 64bit

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Hi, this is a solution I thought I'd just share so others can find it, if needed. I wanted to toggle the hotkey functionality on my 920-13IKB (so function keys would work without the Fn button and the hotkeys with Fn button) but couldnīt find a way to do so. BIOS (5NCN38WW) did not provide that option and "Lenovo Settings" was not available on the PC and not as a download. Several support agents couldn't give me a solution and after I've been told this was definitely in BIOS, I was told what I wanted was just not possible. However, I eventually found out the Lenovo Settings features are now included in the "Lenovo Vantage" app which can be downloaded from the Microsoft store (possible without Microsoft ID albeit the suggestion to register does come up).  I can now toggle the hotkey functionality and the app also gives access to several other useful stuff (like checking for updates or showing the pen battery status). TL;DR: Download the app "Lenovo Vantage" from Microsoft store to toggle hotkey functionality. HTH, regards.

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Hello Forum, I installed Lenovo Vantage on my X1Y3, but I just realized that it's not pulling updates from Lenovo appropriately. For example, right now these are the updates available on Lenovo support site that I have not installed, but Lenovo Vantage is saying my system is up to date. Is this normal for Lenovo Vantage?  BIOS Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen (types 20LD, 20LE, 20LF, 20LG)1.12, 24 Apr 2018Intel Thunderbolt software for Windows 10 64-bit - ThinkPad P52s, T580, X1 Yoga17.3.73.350, 20 Apr 2018Intel Gigabit Ethernet Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad P52s, T580, X1 Yoga12.17.8.7, 23 Apr 2018 Thanks a lot for your help!

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My keyboard backlight doesn't go on and off automatically anymore depending on how light or how dark it is.  I have discovered this happens since i "upgraded" Lenove Settings to Lenove Vantage. I never gave it much thought because it worked always. Now that it is somehow gone i am experiencing how highly inconvenient this is in my work flow.  There isn't even an option anymore in Lenovo Vantage to enable automatic backlight... Why? I have never heard of 'upgrades' that actually demote an important every day function, and add an inconvenient annoyance.   Please tell me i am missing something, otherwise there is no excuse for this horrible 'upgrade'. Thanks.

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Some days ago, I found out the Lenovo Vantage battery gauge on taskbar disappeared. Even the menu to turn it on or off in Lenovo Vantage also disappeared too. Is Lenovo going to release next update soon to make it available, or is there any way for me to get it back? I'd already reinstalled the Lenovo Vantage and got all newest drivers installed, but nothing helped. 

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 I am on my Lenovo Vantage and I am unable to see anything under Battery Status Messages. I am currently trying to find Lenovo Vantage Battery Conservation mode and it's nowhere in sight. So are all the other options. I have tried updating all my drivers and resetting my PC. I have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program as well. 

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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Hello i downloaded and installed lenovo vantage and lenovo setting app on my lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon (2nd generation) having windows 10 pro but both apps run for 5 to 7 seconds and closes automatically without doing anything. please tell me some solution.All my driver and software are up to date and i also downloaded new version of lenovo system interface 1.1.16.0 from lenovo support. and lenovo vantage and lenovo settings app are also updated. Please tell some solution to overcome this!

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hi.i was using my computer with battery conservation on a few days ago but next day i used the pc i couldn't use it. i losed that option and i really need it because i need to use my computer all day does anyone know what can i do?i already tried to reinstall the drivers and lenovo vantage too and nothing


























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In this first screenshot of Lenovo Vantage running under Windows 10 (64) on my X1 Yoga (1st generation), please notice where it says that I need to install Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105.  However, in the second screenshot, please notice where the Installation History shows that Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105 was successfully installed already. Everytime I boot up and run Lenovo Vantage to check for updates, it tells me that I need Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105 so I let it install it. Everytime I install it, the installation appears to be successful and my computer reboots, but then after rebooting, Lenovo Vantage again tells me that (1) I need it, (2) I already have it. This is crazy.  In the third screenshot (looking at Windows Device Manager) I see the Sierra Wireless EM7455 Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A. The fourth screenshot shows that it is disabled.  I will enable this and then retry to install the updated. I'll report back in a second posting on this thread whehter it works.  (I would leave this posting open and finish it later, but I'm afraid it woud all be lost when I reboot).   

A:ENDLESS LOOP: Lenovo Vantage Tells Me To Update a Driver That Vantage Says Is Already Up to Date.

After enabling the driver in Windows Device Manager, then again trying to update, the update was successful. After another reboot, Lenovo Vantage no longer show that this needs to be updated.  I'm no programmer, but it seems to me that the Lenovo Vantage update program ought to be able to see whether a driver is disabled and to tell the user to enable it in order to allow successful of updating of the driver. My 2Ē.

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after i choose for the option in lenovo vantage battery to keep it between 55/60% now i can't turn it of because i can't open the lenovo vanatge settings .... any way to turn it off ? 

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Hi ! Is there any option to switch the Fn keys to default in Lenovo Miix 700 ? I couldn find it BIOS, neither in Lenovo Settings app.  Thank you

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Hello,i have a problem with the touchpad of my Yoga 460 ultrabook. Unfortunately, it has a little but annoying difference from my ultrabook (T450) at work. With the T450: When I use two fingers to scroll down or up, I can remove one finger from the touchpad and it still is in "scroll mode" while only one finger is on the touchpad. This is shown by the fact, that when i put the finger back on the touchpad, I can continue scrolling. With my Yoga 460: When i remove one finger while letting the other on the touchpad, the "scroll mode" is interrupted and i cant continue scrolling immediately. I haventīt found any option from windows or my preinstalled Elan smart pad options.Does someone know a solution for this? Best regardsDejan V.

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Normally I have to hold down the fn key and then a function key in order to do something. For example I need to hold fn and then click F1 if I want to mute the sound. Today all of a sudden, I did not have to hold down the fn key anymore. This means that the ways fn and the function keys interact have switched. I was wondering why this would have happened out of nowhere and if I should be worried? I have looked all over and I definitely have not accessed the BIOS and fn+esc just changes the screen to paper display.How could I have changed the way fn and the function keys have been working?

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I have a Yoga 3 11 which is running Windows 10. I'm finding it impossible to switch of the trackpad, which I really need for using it with an exterior mouse. The f button for it doesn't seem to work and I can't get it to switch off from windows settings either. Can anyone help?   Dev

A:Lenovo Yoga 3 11 - can't switch off trackpad

I got a driver update manually, for some reason it didn't show up on System Update, and now it looks to be working fine.

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Dear All Technicians, Laptop Type : Lenovo Yoga 500-14IHWSymptom : The machine was suddenly shutting down and unable to switch on thereafter.Steps have been done : Have unplugged the power supply and leave the machine for three days before trying to re                                           switch on. Nothing happened.                                                                                      Plugged-in the power supply, there was light in the power button but still unable to switch on.                                            Pushed the Novo button. Nothing happened too. Please assist me in top priority. There are a lot of important business documents I need to use in forthcoming days. Thanks in advance.    

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After I turn off my yoga it happens sometimes that it does not start when I turn it on, so I have to use a paper clip on the button below. before I get turned it on.

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Hey there, Just had an cracked screen on my Yoga 2 Pro and paid for a replacement. As the screen was cracked, I had to disable the HID-compliant touch screen in my device manager because otherwise I couldn't use the Yoga 2 Pro at all - because of the crack it was like touches like everywhere on the screen at the same time, but I was able to disable it in "device manager". Yesterday, my screen has been changed and everything works fine - except the "touch function"! If I rotate my Yoga 2 Pro nothing happens, too. If I open the device manager, my HID-compliant touch screen is not visibile. If I press "show hidden devices" and select the HID-compliant touch screen (it is shown then), it is listed as "not connectet" - error code 45. But the screen itself is working. If I search for drivers, it says everything is fine. But the HID-compliant touch screen is not connected...?! How in the world I can tell my Yoga 2 Pro that there is a touch function in my new screen?! So, I am a little confused about what to do with it! How I can start my HID-compliant touch screen again? Thanks for every hint!! And excuse me for my bad English!! 

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Hey there, Just had an cracked screen on my Yoga 2 Pro and paid for a replacement. As the screen was cracked, I had to disable the HID-compliant touch screen in my device manager because otherwise I couldn't use the Yoga 2 Pro at all - because of the crack it was like touches like everywhere on the screen at the same time, but I was able to disable it in "device manager". Yesterday, my screen has been changed and everything works fine - except the "touch function"! If I rotate my Yoga 2 Pro nothing happens, too. If I open the device manager, my HID-compliant touch screen is not visibile. If I press "show hidden devices" and select the HID-compliant touch screen (it is shown then), it is listed as "not connectet" - error code 45. But the screen itself is working. If I search for drivers, it says everything is fine. But the HID-compliant touch screen is not connected...?! How in the world I can tell my Yoga 2 Pro that there is a touch function in my new screen?! So, I am a little confused about what to do with it! How I can start my HID-compliant touch screen again? Thanks for every hint!! And excuse me for my bad English!! 

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 Hi again, Again the screen freezed, computer stopped to work and shut down. When i tried to restart it, switch on button started blinking but computer is not starting. It's like computer is in sleep mode and not "weaiking" up!. Attached is the video showing what's happening. Any advice? 

A:Again my Lenovo yoga 920 - switch on button is blinking but computer not starting

[Mod Note: Moved to Lenovo Yoga Series Notebooks for discoverability.  AG]

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I'm running the latest version of Windows 10 (Anniversary Update - Build 14393.693) clean installed on  a Yoga 2 Pro (20266 / 80AY) BIOS 76CN43WW. The "Lenovo Yoga  Mode Control" version 2.0.0.9 (ymc.exe) has consistently crashed every day for the last few months. Crash reports are logged. Are there any plans to fix this issue any time soon? Best Regards,

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Hi everybody.My computer failed to boot upIt is stuck on the black screenI have reinstalled windowsAnd now I can not log into app lenovo vantage I clicked signin, it appears the following errorcan you help methank you.Machine Type Model:20FAS4TP00

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HiSo i recently owned a Lenovo Z500, and after the screen broke i bought Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15seems the processor i had in Z500 (i7) is better than what i have on the 110-15 (i5)and i wanted to know if i can put the Z500 processor in my 110-15want i need to know if it has the same size and will be fit?thank you.

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Finally I have managed to find a section to ask advise on an ongoing and annoying issue I have with your Ideapad 510.Which brings me onto the problem with Lenovo Vantage.Everytime I try to use it i get an error that "Vanatge has encountered a problem" asking me to either restart or install update. I have done both with no joy. I have even uninstalled then re-installed.This issue really is driving me mad so can someone please advise ??


























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I have T430 which was originally designed with thinkvantage application instead of lenovo vantage (either the deployment version or the UWP/windows store version). Will the thinkvantage button continue to work with windows 10 to open lenovo vantage? Is the T430 even compatible with lenovo vantage or must I use the old application? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, May i know why my lenovo vantage UI is greyish black (below) while  others on the forum is blue UI? Thanks

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hey guys, a few days ago i made an update for windows 10. since then i had many different issues: first i realised that my finger-print- reader has stoped working, the FN-keys (despite volume and screen-brightness) stopped working and the trackpoint-middle key too. While i was able to revive the finger print reader and partly the trackpoint middle key, i couldnīt made the FN keys working. So i tried to get into the Vantage app to see if the update had changed some settings, but now whenever i try to open the app it alwas makes an problem screen, wanting form me to download the SystemInterfaceFoundation.exe . But after many retrys it still wount solfe the problem. I evan tried it with Lenovo Settings App, but there is the same problem.If some one can help me with this problem i would be verry happy Leon King P.s. i have an ThinkPad L380 Yoga with an I7-8550U, 16GB Ram running Windows 10 Education Version 1803

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I've bought extended warranty for my pc Lenovo Ideapad 310.  If I click on Lenovo Vantage app it shows old warranty period expired. But If I go on pcsupport.lenovo.com site they say my warranty is updated with new period.  Why this mistake?

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Hi  We have purchased a Lenovo Yoga Laptop on 20.01.17. From 10th of April onwards , there is some issues with Laptop Power Button .We are not able to switch it on using power Button. We had a talk with call center executives, Senior Executives & service Head of Kolkata, but still there is no proper update. We are still in Dark .They are not able to provide any proper information about parts availability.Ticket Ref No. is 7007963157.As the Laptop is very high valued  & purchased on the month of Jan.We are in regular touch of Service Head since last week & he is still not able to provide proper info about the parts availability .NOw he says he is sending an engineer to inspect.THis is not at all acceptable.  Any suggestions Would be helpful.

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Hello, My Lenovo yoga 3 pro 1370 is barly 5 months old, this morning when i tried to switch it on. it is stuck at the lennovo screen.I treid accssing the BIOS screen but even if the press the button it still wont go past the lenovo logo screen.Please help  Thank you,Shyam Jampala

























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I have some problems with the Lenovo software. Lenovo Account Portal does not launch Lenovo Companion and Lenovo Settings. Also, Lenovo Solution Center is missing from the Start Menu. The second problem is that some tiles are blank in Start Menu. Seemingly it's the apps that aren't Metro. I'm not sure when the problem started, but I think it was like that since I got the PC. If I right click the apps, the only option will be "Pin to Start", and with some apps: Share and Rate. Here's a picture of the problem:I did already try:Restarting the PC.Doing scannow, DISM, and scannow again.Fixing Registry errors with CCleaner.Updating BIOS and drivers. What can I do to fix the problem?

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I bought Lenovo DB65 USB portable DVD Burner, but its not working with my Lenovo Yoga 500. Whenever I click on the DVD drive It eject CD everytime.Is DB65 is compatible to Lenovo Yoga 500 or not.

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The screen brightness controls on my Yoga 2 pro just stopped working recently. I read to try using Lenovo settings or Lenovo Vantage to adjust them. But it does NOT come up in the Microsoft store, and the download links are all for Windows 10. I  have Windows 8.1 Are there any download links for Windows 8.1? What will work? I can not change brightness on screen.  

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