Knowing keyboard shortcuts saves time every day when using your computer. This can save you up to 3 minutes of daily use, or 1095 minutes per year! Imagine how much you can save that time!
The main function of the F1 key is to open a help window. For example, if you are in a folder with files and you click this button, you will launch Windows Help and Support (if you are using such a system).
This key allows you to name a file or folder on your computer and actually takes seconds to name the individual files. F2 can also act as a volume button.
Press Alt + Ctrl + F2 to open the document in Microsoft.
Press Ctrl + F2 to open the print preview. Select the word and press Shift + F3, this way the word begins with a capital letter.
Press this key if you want to open a search window in a particular program or website.
Whether you accidentally open a page that you don’t want to see, press Alt + F4 or Ctrl + F4. This key combination will simply close the current location without saving the files. In Word, the F4 button will repeat the last action you performed.
When your browser is open, press the F5 key and the page will refresh automatically. If you want to completely refresh your browser, press CTRL + F5. You can also use this button to open the Find/Change button in Word or start a new slide show in PowerPoint.
If you are typing on the keyboard and want to save a few seconds, press F6 to move the cursor to the selected web browser. The combination CTRL + Shift + F6 will open a new text document. This button may also act as a volume button on some laptops.
If you are busy writing a document in Word, click F7 to start the spelling check.
This F8 key is an advanced boot option (useful if you think you have a virus on your computer).
The F9 key opens an Outlook email window. On some laptops, this may reduce screen brightness.
The F10 button opens the application’s menu bar. If you click Shift + F10, the function bar will appear as if you have right-clicked.
Press F11 to enter and exit full screen mode in your web browser. In IOS, the F11 button hides all open windows (this is a good option if you have children). In Excel, pressing Shift + F11 will add a new sheet to your document.
In Word, clicking F12 will automatically save the document (Save As function).
Press CTRL + F12 to open the document in Microsoft Word.
Shift + F12 saves the document (like CTRL + S).
CTRL + Shift + F12 prints the document.
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