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    Friday, February 16, 2007

    How to use the function keys

    Are those function keys basically occupying dead space on your keyboard? Here is what they are useful for in Windows:

    • F1 - Help
    • F2 - Renames selected file
    • F3 - Opens the file search box
    • F4 - Opens the address bar in Windows Explorer
    • F5 - Refreshes the screen in Windows Explorer
    • F6 - Navigates between different sections of a Windows Explorer window
    • F8 - Opens the start-up menu when booting Windows
    • F11 - Opens full screen mode in Windows Explorer

    These are also useful in other programs, but each one has different functions depending on which application you might be using.

    2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Keyboards rule, mice people drool.

    Mateusz Loskot said...

    Here are another must-know shortcuts:

    CTRL + R - open START -> Run box

    WinKey + M - minimizes all windows to the task bar

    WinKey + E - Open Windows Explorer