Fn key on Lenovo laptop brings up "Create Return Package" dialog in Studio 2019
Thread poster: Epameinondas Soufleros

Epameinondas Soufleros  Identity Verified
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Aug 9, 2019

I have just bought a new laptop computer: a Lenovo Thinkpad L580. I have installed Studio 2019 SR2.

Normally, the key combination Fn+Left is equivalent to pressing the Home key, while Fn+Right is equivalent to pressing the End key. Naturally, these are two combinations I use a lot when editing text. But, in Studio, every time I press the Fn key, the "Create Return Package" dialog comes up.

I checked and there is no keyboard shortcut assigned to this action, so I can't t
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I have just bought a new laptop computer: a Lenovo Thinkpad L580. I have installed Studio 2019 SR2.

Normally, the key combination Fn+Left is equivalent to pressing the Home key, while Fn+Right is equivalent to pressing the End key. Naturally, these are two combinations I use a lot when editing text. But, in Studio, every time I press the Fn key, the "Create Return Package" dialog comes up.

I checked and there is no keyboard shortcut assigned to this action, so I can't think of a way to stop this behaviour.

Can anyone replicate this? Are there any known workarounds or fixes?
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Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
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Only trados? Aug 9, 2019

Do the keys work differently in other software?

 

Epameinondas Soufleros  Identity Verified
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Already answered Aug 9, 2019

As I said, Fn+Left is equivalent to Home, and Fn+Right is equivalent to End. Fn by itself does nothing, obviously: it is a modifier key. Only in Trados Studio it works as if it were a normal key.

 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
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Create a shortcut Aug 9, 2019

Then it might be something similar to this:
https://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/269354-studio_2014_keeps_trying_to_create_return_package_during_translation.html


 

Epameinondas Soufleros  Identity Verified
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Probably Aug 9, 2019

This is what I thought I'd try before posting here, but then forgot to... I will do it and let you know what happened, for future reference.

Thanks, Lincoln, for digging out this old forum post. Much appreciated.


 

Epameinondas Soufleros  Identity Verified
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It worked Aug 12, 2019

I confirm that by assigning a keyboard shortcut to "Create Return Package" I can now press the Fn key and nothing will happen, as expected and desired.

 

XtS
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Lenovo Thinkpad T480S - same problem Sep 5

I know this thread is a little old, but I found it via a Google search and just wanted to say that I am experiencing the same Problem.
In my case, I have reassigned the Fn key to the CTRL key, so pressing this key once, the mentioned dialog comes up.

I am on a Lenovo ThinkPad 480S.

I'll assign a key combination so as to avoid this.
Thank you, Epameinondas Soufleros, for the suggestion.


 


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