Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Function key-use



F1
·         Almost always used as the help key, almost every program will open the help screen when this key is pressed.
·         Enter CMOS Setup.
·         Windows Key + F1 would open the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
·         Open the Task Pane.




F2
·         In Windows commonly used to rename a highlighted icon or file.
·         Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens a new document in Microsoft Word.
·         Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Word.
·         Enter CMOS Setup.
F3
·         Often opens a search feature for many programs including Microsoft Windows.
·         In MS-DOS or Windows command line F3 will repeat the last command.
·         Shift + F3 will change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
F4
·         Open find window.
·         Repeat the last action performed
·         Alt + F4 will close the program currently active in Microsoft Windows.
·         Ctrl + F4 will close the open window within the current active window in Microsoft Windows.
F5
·         In all modern Internet browsers pressing F5 will refresh or reload the page or document window.
·         Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
·         Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint.
F6
·         Move the cursor to the Address bar in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
·         Ctrl + Shift + F6 opens to another open Microsoft Word document.
F7
·         Commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.
·         Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
·         Turns on Caret browsing in Mozilla Firefox.
F8
·         Function key used to enter the Windows startup menu, commonly used to access Windows Safe Mode.
F9
·         Opens the Measurements toolbar in Quark 5.0.
F10
·         In Microsoft Windows activates the menu bar of an open application.
·         Shift + F10 is the same as right-clicking on a highlighted icon, file, or Internet link.
·         Access the hidden recovery partition on HP and Sony computers.
·         Enter CMOS Setup.
F11
·         Full-screen mode in all modern Internet browsers.
·         Ctrl + F11 as computer is starting to access the hidden recovery partition on many Dell computers.
·         Access the hidden recovery partition on eMachines, Gateway, and Lenovo computers.
F12
·         Open the Save as window in Microsoft Word.
·         Shift + F12 save the Microsoft Word document.
·         Ctrl + Shift + F12 prints a document in Microsoft Word.

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