Average users do not use all of them, some think that they are useless, but really the function keys at the top of your computer keyboard are more useful than we think.
The website of computer today published a report detailing what each of the F keys is for, accompanied by a number and located in the first row of peripheral keys.
- Open the Help and Support window of any program.
- F1 + the Windows key will display the Help and Support screen of the operating system.
- Enter the BIOS setup when the computer is booting up.
- It is used to quickly rename files or folders or icons.
- Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens the document window in Microsoft Office.
- Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Office.
- Alt + F2 opens the “Save As” window in Microsoft Excel.
- Open the search window to find files and folders.
- In MSDOS or at the Windows command prompt it will repeat the last command.
- In most browsers, it is used to open the search bar.
- In Microsoft Word, Shift + F3 changes text from uppercase to lowercase or all caps.
- F4 is the most used, since pressing Alt + F4 allows you to close the current page or program window. If none are open, it launches the Windows shutdown dialog.
- Ctrl + F4 closes the active window within the current active window in Microsoft Windows.
- It will open the address bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.
- Press F4 to repeat the last action performed in Microsoft Word.
- In all current Internet browsers, pressing F5 refreshes or reloads the page or document window.
- Ctrl + F5 forces a full refresh of the web page, clearing the cache and re-downloading the entire content of the page.
- It also starts the PowerPoint slide show.
- Move your cursor to the address bar in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and most other Internet browsers.
- Ctrl + F6 allows you to switch between multiple Microsoft Word documents.
- It is commonly used to check the spelling and grammar of a document in Microsoft programs such as Word, Outlook, among others.
- At the Windows command prompt, press F7 to see a history of all commands entered in that window.
- Holding it down during the Windows boot process enters safe mode.
- Shows a thumbnail image of all workspaces on MacOS.
- Update the document in Microsoft Word.
- Send and receive emails in Microsoft Outlook.
- In many programs, Shift + F10 opens the menu window, equivalent to right clicking.
- It is used to enter the CMOS setup.
- With MacOS 10.3 or later, shows all open windows for the active program.
- It is used to switch in and out of full screen mode in all current browsers.
- On Dell computers, press Ctrl + F11 when the computer is booting to access the hidden recovery partition.
- Opens the Save As window in Microsoft Word.
- Ctrl + F12 opens a document in Word.
- Shift + F12 saves the Microsoft Word document (just like Ctrl + S).
- Opens and closes the developer tools in most browsers.