F1 to F12 – Know The Function Key Shortcuts

Windows Hotkey Shortcuts That Use the Function Keys F1- F12

 Some uses for function keys in Windows

Key        Function
F1 Brings up a Help window in many applications, including browsers, Microsoft Office and others
F2 Renames a selected object
F3 Opens search box in browsers
F4 Displays the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer (Windows XP)
F5 Updates the active Window. Useful to refresh a displayed page in a browser
F6 Cycles through the screen elements in a window
F7 Turn on/off Caret Mode (Firefox). Performs Spell and Grammar check (MS Word)
F8 Extend selection (MS Office)
F9 Updates fields (MS Office)
F10 Activates menu bar options
F11 Toggles between full screen and normal display in browsers
F12 Opens “Save as” dialog (MS Office)

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