F1 TO F12: THE TIME-SAVING FUNCTION KEY SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW!

    F1 TO F12: THE TIME-SAVING FUNCTION KEY SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
    Tania

    5:06 PM EDT, October 15, 2020, updated: 5:39 PM EDT, October 15, 2020

    When it comes to function keys on a keyboard (F1 to F12), many of us rarely use them. But there is a valid reason for them being there.

    In fact, once you get to grips with them, they can become ’second nature’ and save you heaps of time on a daily basis!

    So check out our quick overview below and try a few of your own today.

    F1 – Opens the Help screen for almost every program.

     F2 – Allows you to rename a selected file or folder.

     F3 – Opens a search feature for an application that is active at the moment.

     F4 – Alt + F4 closes the active window.

     F5 – Allows you to refresh or reload the page or document window.

     F6 – Moves the cursor to the address bar in most Internet browsers.

     F7 – Used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft Apps (e.g. Word).

     F8 – Used to access the boot menu in Windows when turning on the computer.

     F9 – Refreshes a document in Microsoft Word and sends and receives emails in Outlook.

     F10 – Activates the menu bar of an open application. Shift + F10 is the same as right clicking.

     F11 – Enters and exits full screen mode in Internet browsers.

     F12 – Opens the Save As dialog box in Microsoft Word.

    Using your Function Keys doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.

    Learning a few (or all) of these shortcuts could have you working a lot faster and far more productively.

    If there is anything else you'd like go though , leave us a comment below.

    Until next time!!!!

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