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    HOW TO USE FUNCTION KEYS F1 TO F12

    Things you will never think you could achieve using F1-F12, commonly known as "function keys", F1 throughout F12 may have variety of different uses or no use at all. Depending on the program currently open will change how each of these keys function. Combination of ALT + F4 to close the programs that are currently active on Microsoft OS.

    Below is a short - listing of some of the common functions of the functions keys. Please note that function keys may vary in accordance to the program you wish to apply it.

    How To Use Function Key F1


    Almost always used as the help key , almost every program will open the help screen when this key is pressed.

    • F1 Function Key Can Be Used To Enter CMOS
    • Windows Key Beside the control CTRL Key + F1 opens the Microsoft windows help and support centre
    • To Open The Task Pane.
    • Functions Of F2
    • In windows it changes high-lighted file icon, or folder in all versions of windows.
    • Alt Key + Ctrl Key + F2 is use to opens document window in Microsoft Word
    • Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview in Microsoft Windows.
    • Function Key F2 Can also be used to quickly rename a selected file of folder
    • To Enter CMOS Setup



    Common Uses Of Function Key F3

    Function Key F3 is often use to open search feature for many programs including Microsoft Windows when at the Windows Desktop.

    • Windows "Command" line And In MS Dos F3 will repeat the last command.
    • Shift + F3 changes text For Microsoft word from upper to lower case or capital letter at the beginning of every word.
    • Windows Key + F3 opens the Advance Find Windows In Microsoft Outlook..
    • For Mission Control When Using Apple computer running On Mac OS X.



    USES OF FUNCTION KEY F4


    Function Key F4 opens find window in Windows 95 to Windows XP.

    • Windows Explorer Opens Address.
    • Repeat the last action performed (word 2000+)
    • Alt + F4 will close the open window within the current active window in Microsoft Windows.


    COMMON USES OF FUNCTION KEY F5


    In all modern Internet browsers press ion F5 will refresh or reload the page or document windows.

    • Open the find, replace , and go to windows in Micorsoft Word.
    • Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint.

    FUNCTION KEY F6


    Function Key F6 moves the cursor to the Address bar in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and the most other Internet Browsers.

    • Ctrl + Shift + F6  Opens Microsoft Fresh Word Document

    COMMON USE OF FUNCTION KEY F7


    Commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsft programs such as Microsoft word, outlook , etc

    • ""Shift + ""F7"" word highlighted  runs a Thesaurus check
    • Function Key F7 Turns on Caret browsing in Mozilla FIrefox

    USE OF FUNCTION KEY F8


    Function Key F8 is used to enter the windows startup menu, commonly used to access windows Safe Mode.

    • COMMON USE OF FUNCTION KEY F9
    • Function Key F9 opens the measurements toolbar in Quark 5.0
    • With Mac OS 10.3 or later shows all open windows.
    • Using The Fn Key F9 at the same time will open Mission Control on an Apple computer running Mac OS X .


    USE OF FUNCTION KEY F10


    Function key 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.
    • To access hidden partition on Sony computers and HP
    • Enter CMOS Setup
    • With Mac OS 10.3 or later shows all open windows for active program.

    USES OF FUNCTION KEY F11


    The Function Key Enables Full - Screen Mode in all modern Internet Browsers.

    • Combination Of Ctrl + F11 when computer is starting to access the hidden recovery partition on many Dell Computers
    • To Access hidden recovery partition on Gateway, e-Machine and Lenovo Computers.
    • On Mac OS 10.4 or later hides all open windows and shows the Desktop.
    • FINALLY USES OF FUNCTION KEY F12
    • Function KEY F12 Opens the Save As Window In Microsoft Word.
    • The Combination Of Shift Key + F12 Working On Microsoft Word Document.
    • Ctrl Key+ Shift Key + F12 Function will print document on Microsoft word
    • To Do Print Preview Microsoft Expression Web
    • Open.
    • With Mac Apple OS 10.4  F12 will show or hides the Dashboard.
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