if you have one pc desktop or laptop, surely you have noticed that the famous function keys appear at the top of the keyboard (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11 and F12). Although they are of great importance, most users of Windows 11 (or other older operating systems) do not know how to use them correctly. Do you want to know what they are for? Here you can meet him.
As detailed by Computer Hoy, a portal specialized in technology, no matter what version of Windows you have, these keys have been performing the same function for several years. Another feature of these buttons is that, when combined with others, they serve as a shortcut to certain options, the best known being ‘Alt + F4‘, which is used to close a program or to turn off the computer.
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What are the first four keys for?
- Open the help menu of the program you are using.
- If you press F1 when using Power Point, the top menu will disappear. To make it appear, press the key again.
- The F1 key is also used to enter the BIOS. To do this, you must press it while the equipment is turning on.
- Allows you to change the name of a folder or file, after having selected it.
- In Power Point, if you press the keys Control + F2 you can open the print menu. In case you press ‘Alt + F2′ you will be able to open the specific save menu.
- It is used to enter the CMOS menu, but you must press it, while the PC or laptop is starting up.
- Pressing the combination ‘Windows + F3′ in Microsoft Outlook you can make the advanced search option appear.
- If you use Google Docs to write documents, pressing F3 will allow you to search for a word in your text.
- pressing the keys ‘Shift + F3’while you are in Power Point, you will be able to change the case of the selected words.
- The combination ‘Alt + F4′ opens the shutdown menu of your computer, in some cases it automatically shuts down.
- If you want to close any program, you should use the keyboard shortcut ‘Control + F4′
- By just pressing F4, you will open the Windows address window.