Friday, February 20, 2015

Turn on F keys on Lenovo Yoga Laptop

To turn on Legacy F keys (F1 to F12) on your Lenovo Yoga laptop so that they are the default without pressing the FN key first:
  1. Shutdown laptop
  2. Press the 'reset' (with paper clip) located to the right of the on/off button
  3. Select BIOS mode
  4. Select Configuration
  5. Select Hotkey Mode and disable that
  6. Exit by pressing Fn + F10
Restart and you should now be able to use the F keys directly!

Update 3/17/2015--
If you do this you'll notice the Escape key now requires a combo stroke (Fn+Esc) since you've effectively reversed the functions of the top row keys. (Curse you Lenovo.) The only way I found to make this less awkward was to redefine the F1 key as my Esc key too. And the only way I found to do that was through a 3rd party download (KeyTweak) which worked fine. It's really quite ridiculous Lenovo.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Permanently Delete Books from Kindle

Delete books or samples from your content library directly in the cloud here:  Manage Your Content and Devices.

Source: Help: Kindle Samples

Friday, February 13, 2015

How to Disable Windows 8 Touch Screen

  1. Right click Start button (lower LH corner Windows logo)
  2. Click Device Manager
  3. Select Human Interface Devices
  4. Find a device with the words 'touch screen'*
  5. Right click and select disable

*mine said 'HID-compliant touch screen'

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Email Send Link no longer working in Chrome

When I had to upgrade to Win 8, the link to send email from Outlook no longer worked. Go into your default programs, find Outlook (desktop), click:

Google Chrome
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