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On 12/11/20, 20:14, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> wrote:
I am running a Lenovo desktop.
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [win10] Brand of PC - Any ones more compatible with screen readers than others?
On my Lenovo ThinkPad T480. I used FN==+exc to lock the function keys in
F1 to 12 mode. Now my special keys have to use the FN key to work.
Dell had this same problem on desktops when xp came out. Everyone had to
buy sound cards, because Dell kept stateing its your screen reader
software and we don't support that.
On 12/10/2020 6:45 PM, Mike Capelle wrote:
> LucklyLenovo did not do this, so my keys worked as should.
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:42 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [win10] Brand of PC - Any ones more compatible with
> screen readers than others?
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 05:35 PM, Jerry Hogan wrote:
> Why you did not purchase a keyboard with a dongle or connect a
> keyboard with a USB end? This will work very well with out the
> When function key control is UEFI/BIOS driven, it will not matter
> whether you are using the built-in or an external keyboard under most
> circumstances. It's at the firmware level where how these behave is
> determined. They will be treated equivalently whether from the built-in
> or an external keyboard.
> I've had to tweak my HP computers because the function keys are
> initially mapped as media, display, and volume control keys. And the
> only way to do that is to disable the feature in UEFI/BIOS.
> Some makers do allow this to be handled by a utility within Windows.
> Depending on the exact make/model, some of the Lenovo family of
> computers have this. From Lenovo Support:
> You may want to disable the hotkey functionality of the function keys
> (F1, F2, and so on) in Windows 8.1/10, to avoid having to press Fn to
> use the function. The methods differ by models: (help me to find my
> product name/serial number
> * *Lenovo-branded products*
> * *Think-branded products*
> For some models like Yoga 900s or Yoga 910, hotkey settings have been
> removed from the BIOS configuration. Use Lenovo Settings
> * Hotkey Mode is missing after flashing BIOS to 43 or later version -
> * The option of enabling function key is missing from BIOS - Yoga
> Brian *-*Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
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