WHAT IS F1 TO F12 KEYS AND WHAT IS THEIR FUNCTION? ALL KEYBORDS FUNCTION

KEYBOARD FUNCTION KEYS (F1-F12)


Function Keys Or F-keys (F1 To F12) On A Computer Keyboard Are Special Function Keys Defined By The Operating System Or Active Program. Sometimes, They Can Be Combined With F-keys With Alt Or Ctrl Keys.


On Keyboards And Laptop Computers, F-keys May Have A Dedicated Purpose, Such As Changing The Screen's Brightness, Volume, Or The Specific Function Of A Device. On A Keyboard That Has An Fn Key, You Can Use It To Toggle It With An F-key. See Our Fn Page For More Information.


WHAT IS F1 TO F12 KEYS AND WHAT IS THEIR FUNCTION?


BELOW ARE THE COMMON FUNCTIONS OF F-KEYS (F1 - F12) FOR WINDOWS AND MACOS.



1. The F1 key is used as a help key in almost every program. When this is pressed, a help screen opens, or you are directed to a web page.

2. F1 can be used to enter the BIOS setup during booting of the computer.

3. Windows key + F1: - Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center will open.

4. In Excel, press Alt + Shift + F1 to create a new worksheet tab.

5. Open the task pen.

6. A spell check is performed in Corel WordPerfect by pressing Ctrl + F1.


F2 KEY


1. The name of the icon, file, or folder highlighted in all versions of Microsoft Windows through F2 can be changed.

2. In Microsoft Excel, an active cell can be edited.

3. Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens the open document window in Microsoft Word.

4. Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Word.

5. F1 can be used to enter the BIOS setup during booting of the computer.


F3 KEY


1. F3 can open a search feature for many programs including Microsoft Windows.

2. In some programs, F3 finds the next search value after the initial search is performed.

3. In the MS-DOS or Windows command line, F3 repeats the last command.

4. Shift + F3 converts text to upper to lowercase or capital letter in Microsoft Word at the beginning of every word.

5. Windows key + F3 opens the Advanced find window in Microsoft Outlook.

6. In Windows Explorer, F3 is used to start the search function.

7. F3 is used to open Mission Control on Apple computers on which the macOS X operating system works.


F4 KEY


1. From Windows 95 to XP, the find window is opened by the F4 key.

2. The F4 key can be used to open the address bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.

3. This key is used to repeat the last action. (word 2000+)

4. Alt + F4 closes the currently active program window in the Microsoft window.

5. Ctrl + F4 closes the open window or tab in the active window in the Microsoft window.

6. Let us press the F4 key between absolute and relative cell reference, residing in the Excel formula box.


F5 KEY


1. In modern Internet browsers, the page or document window is reloaded by the F5 key and the page is also refreshed by it.

2. Ctrl + F5 is used to completely refresh the web page, clear the cache, and re-download all the contents of the page.

3. The F5 key is used to refresh the list of contents in a folder.

4. In Microsoft Word the F5 key is used to find, replace, and open the go-to window.

5. The slide show in PowerPoint starts by pressing F5 from the first slide. Pressing Shift + F5 starts the slide show from the currently active slide.

6. When the computer is first loading MS-DOS, default settings are loaded by pressing F5.


F6 KEY


1. F6 is used to move Cursor to the address bar of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and most other Internet browsers.

2. Ctrl + Shift + F6 Opens another open Microsoft Word document.


F7 KEY


1. In Microsoft programs, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc., F7 is used for grammar and spell-check of a document.

2. Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the highlighted word.

3. F7 is used for Caret Browsing in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

4. F7 is used to open the Layers panel in Adobe Photoshop.

5. While in the Windows command line, the F7 key is used to view the history of all commands entered in that window.


F8 KEY


1. The F8 key is used to enter the Windows start-up menu, as well as the Windows Safe Mode, which can be accessed by the F8 key.

2. In some computers, the Windows recovery system can also be accessed via the F8 key, but a Windows installation CD may be required.

3. The F8 key displays a thumbnail image for all workspaces in MacOS.

4. Pressing the F8 key opens the Replace window in TextPad.


F9 KEY


1. In Microsoft Word, the F9 key is used to refresh the document.

2. The F9 key is used to send and receive e-mail in Microsoft Outlook.

3. In Quark 5.0, the F9 key is used to open the Measurement's toolbar.

4. F9 is used with the Fn key to open Mission Control on the Apple computer on which the macOS X operating system works.


F10 KEY


1. In most Microsoft Windows programs, by default, F10 activates the menu bar or ribbon of an open application.

2. Shift + F10 is useful for right-clicking the highlighted icon, file, internet link.

3. On Compaq, HP, and Sony computers, the F10 key is used to access the hidden recovery partition.

4. F1 can be used to enter the BIOS setup during booting of the computer.

5. With macOS 10.3 or above, the F10 key is used to show all open windows in the active program.


F11 KEY


1. Modern Internet browsers use the F11 key to enter fullscreen mode and exit fullscreen mode.

2. The hidden recovery partition available on Dell computers can be accessed by Ctrl + F11.

3. Pressing F11 can use the hidden recovery partition available on eMachines, Gateway, and Lenovo computers.

4. With MacOS 10.4 or later, all open windows can be hidden and this key can be used to show the desktop.


F12 KEY


1. In Microsoft Word, the F12 key is used to open the Save as the window.


2. A document can be opened in Word by Ctrl + F12.


3. Shift + F12 saves a document (such as Ctrl + S) in Microsoft Word.


4. A document (such as Ctrl + S) is printed in Microsoft Word by Ctrl + Shift + F12.


5. The F12 key is used to open Firebug, Chrome Developer Tools and other browser debug tools.


6. MacOS 10.4 and later versions running on Apple shows or hides the F12 Dashboard.


7. In Microsoft Expression Web, the F12 key is used to preview the page.


8. Access the list of bootable devices on a computer at startup, from which you can select a different device to boot (eg, hard drive, CD or DVD drive, floppy drive, USB drive, and network)


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