Switch Mode for Fn/Ctrl Keys

021-02

Fn and Ctrl Keys on ThinkPad T400s We are considering a switch mode for the Fn and Ctrl keys. Personally, I feel that the present layout (Fn key on the left corner, followed by the Ctrl key immediately to the right) is the most convenient, but that may be because ThinkPad has been my only laptop for so many years now. My hands are rather small, so having the Ctrl key closer without my fingers leaving the home position is really helpful, especially when doing shortcuts like “Ctrl + C” (copy) and “Ctrl + V” (paste), and having the Fn key on the left edge is less error-prone for shortcuts such as Fn + F5 (Manage wireless connections) and Fn+Home/End (Change display brightness). I guess old habits die hard, lol.

021-02

Poll Result from Fn Versus Ctrl: Let the Games Begin But I fully understand that there is a demand for the switch mode. This is why I am closely following the comments and poll results on Fn Versus Ctrl: Let the Games Begin and The new keyboard - A “Wow” Layout, as well as the discussions on Lenovo Forum. There are many possible methods to make the switch available, and the most likely candidate right now is to implement the swap on the BIOS Setup Utility. For users requesting the switch feature, please tell us what you think about this implementation.