F1, F7¦ The keyboard functions that you (may) not know

F1, F7¦ The keyboard functions that you (may) not know
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Changing the name of a file or closing the web page immediately are just some of the functions offered by the twelve keys located at the top of the keyboard, The letter F is identified with a number.

Computer keyboards have many keys (between 64 and 105, depending on the model) and, beyond letters and numbers, there are many others whose function is usually unknown. For example, the ones located at the top and that are easily identified because they have an F and a number between 1 and 12. They are the function keys and, when pressed, actions are carried out in programs or in the browser that save a lot of money. steps compared to when we do them with the mouse. This is what you can do with the keyboard functions.

This is what you can do with the 'F' keys or keyboard functions

  • Opens the help menu of the window that is currently open. For example: If you're in Chrome, the key opens Google help support. If combined with the 'Ctrl' key, it hides the 'options' menu (where the 'Home', 'Insert', 'Layout'... tabs appear) in both Word and Excel.
  • The main function of this key is to rename a file or folder. You just have to select the document in question and press 'F2' so that the name can be modified. Also, in Office it can be combined with other keys to perform other keyboard functions:

  1. Alt+Ctrl+F2: open the document library
  2. Ctrl+ F2: offers a print preview in Word

  • With it, the option to search for a term or word within a web page in Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox opens. In Word, it allows you to change from uppercase to lowercase (or vice versa) by pressing it at the same time as the 'Shift key (the one with the up arrow).
  • Pressing it together with the 'Alt' key closes the web page or program that is open at that moment.
  • Perhaps it is one of the best known, since it is used to 'refresh' or update a web page (although it also updates folders on the computer). However, it has more keyboard functions:

  1. In PowerPoint start the presentation
  2. If combined with the 'Ctrl' key, the web page is refreshed and the browser cache is cleared
  3. In Office open the option 'Find and replace'

  • Within the browser, you can type directly on the browser without clicking on it. In the case of being inside Word, combining 'Ctrl+Shift+F6' helps to change and move between different documents.
  • In Word it is used to open a pop-up window that checks spelling and grammar. When 'alt+F7' is combined, it performs the spell check, and if 'Shift+F7' is pressed it opens the thesaurus.
  • It selects text in Word (a paragraph or all the text if pressed several times) and also opens the 'safe mode' of Windows.
  • With these key formulas are recalculated in Excel and email is sent and received in some messaging managers.
  • Together with the 'Shift' key, it performs the same function as the right mouse button. For example: in Word it shows the pop-up window for 'cut', 'copy', 'paste', 'font'... Also in Word, and together with the 'Ctrl' key, it maximizes the window.
  • It is used so that the browser window that is currently open is displayed in 'full screen' (without the search bar). Also, to get out of it. In Word it helps to easily find the hyperlinks in the text and in Excel, by pressing ˜Shift +F11™, it adds a new spreadsheet.
  • On the Internet, it opens a document (on the right side of the screen) in HTML mode, while in Word and Excel it allows access to the 'Save As' function.