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What are the keys from F1 to F12 on the keyboard

Function keys (Eng. Function key) - keys on a computer or terminal keyboard that are programmed to invoke commands of the operating system or perform certain actions by various programs and games.

The keys from F1 to F12 , known as function keys, are in the topmost row of any keyboard. They are located in such a convenient place not at all for beauty. They allow you to simplify the execution of many operations, save time and increase the efficiency of your work. invites you to find out all the available features of the F1 - F12 function keys and take advantage of your keyboard at work and at home.

Mac os

In Mac OS up to Mac OS 9, the function keys can be configured by the user using the function key control panel to launch programs or AppleScript. Mac OS X defaults to assigning the F9 , F10 , F11 (for Exposé), F12 (for Dashboard) and F14 , F15 (for decreasing / increasing contrast) keys . On new Apple laptops, all function keys are assigned basic actions, such as adjusting the volume, adjusting the brightness, pressing the NumLock key, and opening the drive.

Microsoft Windows

After the development of IBM Common User Access, the F1 key gradually became the universal key for calling help or help, starting from the earliest Windows programs to this day.

The F2 key in Windows Explorer, Microsoft Visual Studio, and several other programs serves as a command to rename files.

F3 is usually used to activate the search function. The key combination ⇧ Shift + F3 is often used to search in the opposite direction.

F5 performs the update function in many browsers and programs.

F11 includes full screen mode in some browsers.

Alt + F4 in Windows is used to close applications, and Ctrl + F4 - to close part of a document or program (for example, tabs).

F10 activates the full menu, ⇧ Shift + F10 activates the context menu.

Other key assignments for Microsoft applications:

  • In Microsoft Word, the keyboard shortcut ⇧ Shift + F1 shows formatting.
  • In Microsoft PowerPoint, the F5 starts the slide show, and the F6 moves to the next area.
  • F7 spell checker
  • Alt + F8 to invoke the dialog macro.

List of F1 key values ​​- F12

Each of the twelve has a default value for Windows systems, as well as some programs. A single press can replace a similar key combination, or perform a unique action that was not specified in any other way. F1 - F12 , are essentially "hot keys", accelerating access to system functions.

F1 key

  • Call help in the active window of most programs;
  • Call "Help and support" in Windows, sometimes "Taskbar";
  • Logging in to “CMOS” - BIOS settings when booting the computer (this is not true for all versions of Bios).

F2 key

  • The "Rename" function applies to the selected object (file, folder or shortcut);
  • In combination with the "Ctrl" displays a preview window in Microsoft Word;
  • In combination “Alt + Ctrl + F2” - calls up the “Open” dialog box in Microsoft Word;
  • Enter the BIOS settings when the computer starts (true not for all versions of Bios).

F3 key

  • In most programs, performs a search (call the search area);
  • In MS-DOS or Windows command line - repeats the last action taken;
  • In combination with the "Shift" changes the case of entered letters in Microsoft Word (from uppercase to lowercase).

F4 key

  • Calling the search window (both for Windows and for some programs);
  • Repeat the last action in Microsoft Word;
  • In combination with "Alt" will close the active application window;
  • In combination with the "Ctrl" closes the window within the active window.

F5 key

  • For all Internet browsers, the function "Update", or the same action for the document or the open directory of Windows;
  • Call the function "Find and replace" in Microsoft Word;
  • Insert the current time and date in Notepad;
  • Run a slideshow in Microsoft PowwerPoint;
  • The "Copy" function in the file manager "TotalCommander".

F6 key

  • Move the cursor to the address bar in the Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome);
  • The function "Move" in the file manager "TotalCommander".

F7 key

  • Check spelling in an open Microsoft Word document;
  • The function "Create a new directory" in the file manager "TotalCommander".

F8 key

  • Highlighting the contents of the address bar in the browser "Opera";
  • The function "Delete" in the file manager "TotalCommander".

F9 key

  • Call "Measurement toolbar" in Quark 5.0.

F10 key

  • Calling the program menu (true for many applications in Windows);
  • Go to the hidden backup partition of the hard drive (true for some branded assemblies).

F11 key

  • Switch to full-screen view mode in all Internet browsers;
  • Also go to the hidden partition of the hard drive on some proprietary assemblies.

F12 key

  • Opens the "Save As ..." dialog box in Microsoft Word;
  • In combination with the "Shift" save an open Microsoft Word document;
  • The combination of " Ctrl + Shift + F12 " - print the current document Microsoft Word;
  • Call quick settings in the Opera browser;

The above functions of the F1 - F12 keys are just the main ones frequently encountered in Windows, but in practice you can find other values ​​that are used in the specialized software. The functionality is increased by several times, when used on laptops in combination with Fn ...

F1 function keys up to F12

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