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In most cases the function keys have some default actions, can perform on system power-on or booting stage.
Normally a standard keyboard with the function keys has only the F-number print on them while some may have the abbreviations of some default actions printed on or beside them.
The control key is normally located on or near the bottom left side of most standard keyboards with many having an additional one at the bottom right of the keyboards.
However, the function keys when been pressed down performs the operation as the abbreviations or default actions printed on or beside them.
Meanwhile, the Control Keys works perfectly in all cases.
THE FUNCTION KEYS AND ITS MAJOR USES
- F1 – For Help
However, the F1 Key is also used to enter the BIOS mode. The other use of the F1 key is achieved when pressed down the window key and the F1 key.
Example; Win + F1, open up the Help Windows in Microsoft.
- F2 – To Move
It is also used in renaming a file or folder (Shortcut key to rename a file/folder).
The other uses of F2 keys are achieved when pressing the Alt+Ctrl+F2, opens a document as a Microsoft Word, pressing the Ctrl+F2, opens a preview window in Microsoft Word.
- F3 – To Insert Auto Text
The other uses of the F3 key are achieved when pressed down the Win+F3, it opens the Advanced Search Window in Microsoft Outlook.
Also pressing Shift+F3 changes the selected text in Microsoft word to upper case or lower case and capital letters of mostly the first letter of each word.
- F4 – Repeat
Other uses of the F4 key is achieved when pressing Ctrl+F4, it closes the present environment on windows, pressing down Alt+F4, closes the system windows.
- F5 – Go To
The F5 key opens up the running of a slide to demonstrate in PowerPoint.
- F6 – Less Pen
Pressing down the Ctrl+Shift+F6 key opens a Document in Microsoft Word.
- F7 – Spelling and Grammar
- F8 – Extend Selection
- F9 – Update Selection
The F9 key can only be used in few programs like AutoCAD.
- F10 – Activate The Menu Bar
Pressing down Shift+F10 key works same as the right click of a mouse. Also pressing down the F10 key during system booting displays the BIOS information.
- F11 – Go to the Next Field
- F12 – To Save.
Also pressing down Shift+F12 key saves a document in Microsoft Word automatically.
The other use of the F12 key helps in opening the inspect element box in Browsers, by pressing down Ctrl+Shift+F12 key, prints a document in Microsoft Word.
THE CONTROL KEYS (CTRL) AND ITS MAJOR USES
Indeed it is a complete list, you have all it takes to master these shortcut keys here today and see yourself becoming a computer guru.
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