If you have a newer Lenovo device such as ThinkPad, you may find that the position of the FN key being in place of where the CTRL key usually is quite annoying. For example if you use CTRL functions like CTRL+N quite often, you’ll find you have to deviate from your usual muscle memory to perform the shortcut.
However, Lenovo have introduced a way to swap these, and it has been a game changer when I’m using a Lenovo device.
- Enter the BIOS (F1 on start up)
- Press Config on the left
- Click Keyboard and mouse
- Tick the option for Swap FN and CTRL keys
Restart and you will now find the FN key functions as CTRL and vice versa. It is worth noting that in this same config page you can swap the function keys so that, for example, pressing F1 will mute the sound without needing to hold the FN key.