Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Use of F1 to F12 keys in keyboard...

Commonly known as "function keys", F1 through F12 may have a variety of different uses or no use at all. Depending on the installed operatingsystem and the software program currently open will change how each of these keys operate. A program is capable of not only using
each of the function keys, but also combining the function keys with the ALT or CTRL key, for example, Microsoft Windows users can press ALT + F4 to close the program currently active.
Below is a short-listing of some of the common functions of the functions keys. As mentioned above not all programs support function keys and may perform different tasks then those mentioned below. If you are looking for more specific shortcut keys and function key examples we suggest seeing our shortcut key
Almost always used as the help key,
almost every program will open the help
screen when this key is pressed.
Enter CMOS Setup.
Windows Key + F1 would open the
Microsoft Windows help and support
Open the Task Pane.
In Windows renames a highlighted icon,
file, or folder in all versions of Windows.
Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens document window
in Microsoft Word.
Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview
window in Microsoft Word.
Quickly rename a selected file or folder.
Enter CMOS Setup.
Often opens a search feature for many
programs including Microsoft Windows
when at the Windows Desktop..
In MS-DOS or Windows command line F3
will repeat the last command.
Shift + F3 will change the text in
Microsoft Word from upper to lower case
or a capital letter at the beginning of
every word.
Windows Key + F3 opens the Advanced
find window in Microsoft Outlook.
Open Mission Control on an Apple
computer running Mac OS X.
Open find window in Windows 95 to XP.
Open the address bar in WindowsExplorer and Internet Explorer.
Repeat the last action performed (Word
Alt + F4 will close the program window
currently active in Microsoft Windows.
Ctrl + F4 will close the open window
within the current active window in
Microsoft Windows.
In all modern Internet browsers pressing
F5 will refresh or reload the page or
document window.
Open the find, replace, and go to window
in Microsoft Word.
Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint.
Move the cursor to the Address bar in
Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and
most other Internet browsers.
Ctrl + Shift + F6 opens to another open
Microsoft Word document.
Commonly used to spell check and
grammar check a document in Microsoft
programs such as Microsoft Word,
Outlook, etc.
Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the
word highlighted.
Turns on Caret browsing in Mozilla
Function key used to enter the Windows
startup menu, commonly used to accessWindows Safe Mode.
Opens the Measurements toolbar in
Quark 5.0.
With Mac OS 10.3 or later shows all open
Using the Fn key and F9 at the same
time will open Mission Control on an
Apple computer running Mac OS X.
In Microsoft Windows activates the menu
bar of an open application.
Shift + F10 is the same as right-clicking
on a highlighted icon, file, or Internet
Access the hidden recovery partition on
HP and Sony computers.
Enter CMOS Setup.
With Mac OS 10.3 or later shows all open
Windows for active program.
Full-screen mode in all modern Internet
Ctrl + F11 as computer is starting to
access the hidden recovery partition on
many Dell computers.
Access the hidden recovery partition on
eMachines, Gateway, and Lenovo
With Mac OS 10.4 or later hides all open
windows and shows the Desktop.
Open the Save as window in Microsoft
Shift + F12 save the Microsoft Word
Ctrl + Shift + F12 prints a document in
Microsoft Word.
Preview a page in Microsoft Expression
Open Firebug.
With an Apple running Mac OS 10.4 or
later F12 will show or hides the
F13 - F24
Early IBM computers also had keyboards
with F13 through F24 keys. However,
because these keyboards are no longer
used they are not listed on this page.
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