Adaptive keyboard sounds cool right? It does make for a very clean, uncluttered and easy to use keyboard. But it also makes accessing some functions harder, more time consuming and without knowing the special commands you’d be forgiven for thinking several common keyboard functions were completely dropped. Welcome to Planet Lenovo!
Issue: Print Screen and other common standard keyboard functions appear to be missing from Lenovo’s Adaptive Keyboard. Where are they? They’re there, just hidden! Lets find them and check out some other commands and screen capture options for the Thinkpad X1 Carbon Adaptive Keyboard.
Using the Adaptive Keyboard (see video below)
- Full Screen Screenshot – Press and hold the FN key, tap the T key for a full screen capture
- Active Window Screenshot – Press and hold the FN key, the Alt key and tap T for an active window capture
- See the Lenovo video below for all six hidden key commands
- FN + B = Break
- FN + I = Insert
- FN + K = ScrLk
- FN + P = Pause
- FN + S = SysRq
- FN + T = PrtScrn
Using the Windows Snipping Tool
- Launch via FN + Scissors key, or via the Programs > Accessories menu
- Choose from the options: Free-form, Rectangular, Window or Full Screen
Using the Lenovo On-Screen Keyboard
- Search Programs for Keyboard & launch the On-Screen Keyboard
- Click (or press on touch screen) the Alt + PrtScn keys
Using Third Party tools
- Excellent free screen capture tool – GreenShot
Hidden Keys! This video reveals the magic keys which work with FN on planet Lenovo.