What are Function Keys?

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We have all seen the top row of our QWERTY keyboard with the keys marked F1 to F12, known as ‘Function Keys’, but how many of you use them or know what they are for?

Function keys can save you time if you know how to use them, take a look at the list below to see which does what!

F1 – Opens the Help screen for most programmes

F2 – Allows you to rename a selected file or folder

F3 – Opens a seach feature for an active application

F4 – Alt and F4 closes the active window

F5 – Refreshes or reloads the page or window

F6 – Moves the curstor to the address bar in most internet browsers

F7 – Spell and grammar check in Microsoft applications

F8 – Used to access the boot menu in Windows

F9 – Sends and receives emails in Microsoft Outlook

F10 – Shift and F10 is the same as right clicking

F11 – Turns on and off full screen mode in most internet browsers

F12 – Opens the ‘save as’ dialog box in Microsoft Word

Let me know how you get on and if any save you time!

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