Published 2016-12-29
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Do you know what the F1 to F12 keys on the keyboard?

In this information age we are taught just the basics to navigate but almost never speak of keyboard shortcuts that could make our work much easier, our work as netizens. There are many hidden combinations we would have to find through some gimmicky tutorials on Youtube or forums. In some cases some keys have been a vestigial mode, as the example of SysRq known as one of the great enigmas of computing for many. Today we will talk about the F1 to F12 keys.

Located on the top of your keyboard you will find these buttons to the right of the Esc key. The F1 key has been recurrently used and reserved for the Help menus in almost all programs. If we need a tutorial, some additional information or some guidance to solve a problem, this will be our salvation. F2 allows us to modify the name of the file or folder you have selected at that time. This shortcut allows us to avoid the tedious: right click on the file, look for the name change and go to the file again option. Quick and easy.

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The F3 key allows direct access to the search box form. With it we can trace along the contents of a web page or document we have active. It also allows us to avoid searching among multiple menus that have put us designers. The F4 key is what allows us to close an open program. Whether a browser, a document or to the same Windows. What we do is we should keep in mind not to close something we do not want to lose.

F5 is widely used in the Internet field. It allows us to reapply for information about the page you have open at that time and put it back. This will prevent us from having to see a page that is not loaded properly or receive a new date with the new version. The F6 key allows access from a browser address bar without using a mouse. We also can move through different menus of some programs.

In writing programs, such as MS Word or something similar, we have an option that allows us orthographically correct a text in order to avoid errors. This option can be used simply by pressing the F7 key on your keyboard. With the F8 key you can access the boot menu windows. This will be very useful if we have problems when turning on our computer, as it will allow us to open the "safe mode" and check why it is failing to boot normally.

The underdog of the "F" keys is the F9 key, because very few know its function. Basically it is used for some design options in programs or to update the document that will have Word. We only work if we use that file on a shared basis, so it really is like something almost anecdotal. F10, by contrast, has two functions. The first is to show the hidden menus have active window. This is also possible if you simply press the "Alt Gr" key.

The other function of the F10 key appears when you click with the shift key, then it acts as if we had made a click with the right mouse button. Still we prefer the key we found next to the windows key right because it allows us to use the right mouse button right where we have the cursor at the time. Almost reaching the end, the F11 key shows full-screen mode within a web browser.

This feature is usually a nuisance in many cases, as we will hide the taskbar and in some cases force us to remember which key has been pressed. It is more useful to find out that almost to enter. But of course, if we put some web so that it fills the entire screen, we also may be useful. F12 allows us to open debug mode browser. If you're not making a website, better not worry about it. Now we will show some keyboard shortcuts as a bonus on the next page that never sure you had heard.

When we see the Windows key on the keyboard we imagine that only serves to show the main menu of the operating system. But far from having only this utility you can be used as an auxiliary key for different combinations. If we use along with the L key, we will block access leading us to the menu windows without closing any system. This can be very useful if we leave the laptop in a shared space and not want anyone to see us what we are doing.

If we combine it with the M key , we will minimize all windows again without closing anything. If used together with the shift key or the capital again we recover all. This will prove useful if you want us direct access to our desktop, without going pressing one by one and each of the windows we have on the desktop. We definitely will save a lot of time. Still also we remind you that the new versions of windows incorporate a similar function on the right side of the Windows taskbar.

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Mohit Pradhan
Mohit Pradhan 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
F5 Refresh karne kelia
Sahil Singh
Sahil Singh 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
f11 work as a enter for some pages
Somyadeep Bhargava
Somyadeep Bhargava 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
All i know is F3 searches and F5 refreshes
Bikash Roy
Bikash Roy 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
Banker ban jao. Pata chlega...
Nasheed Yasin
Nasheed Yasin 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
F9 is for pausing Ashwin, F12 for screenshot, F5 quick buy, F2 Courier
Akshay Porawar
Akshay Porawar 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
Yes ,fast and furious series name.........
Seram Jawan
Seram Jawan 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
They r mainly use in banking system.
Md Sakil Ansari
Md Sakil Ansari 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
its used for bios setting
Vishal Shirekar
Vishal Shirekar 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
F1 is used to buy primary weapon in Counter strike n same goes with F2 :D:))
Aditya Dubey
Aditya Dubey 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
it is for pause and play video
Aditya Sharma
Aditya Sharma 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
listen f10 is for zoom out an f11 is fo zoom in and f12 gets app manifets
Lijin Ron Justin
Lijin Ron Justin 1/11/17, 7:06 AM
They are used to save and load games in visual boy avance
Aditya Singh
Aditya Singh 1/10/17, 7:06 AM
when u want to use trainer then it will be useful
Sasuke Pran
Sasuke Pran 1/10/17, 7:06 AM
f9 is to pause games
Ashok Veeranala
Ashok Veeranala 1/10/17, 7:06 AM
used in bios f10 f12
Bhargava Grandhi
Bhargava Grandhi 1/10/17, 7:06 AM
I use F9 a lot in SAP.. background processing
Hruaia Chawngthu
Hruaia Chawngthu 1/10/17, 7:06 AM
F9 is Pause F10 - Menu F11 -F'screen F12 -also bios
Sheena Thankachan Joe
Sheena Thankachan Joe 1/9/17, 7:06 AM
Breakpoint , debug, complete debug, goto function definition
Sachin Handa
Sachin Handa 1/9/17, 7:06 AM
do you know WHAT THE F "1 TO 12"... it made me to read it twice :D
Axe AksHay
Axe AksHay 1/9/17, 7:06 AM
F9 pause the game #dota2 xD
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