Window key shortcuts… the function keys

key-in shortcut of the day: SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

Here are what the function keys do in MicroSoft Windows (Vista, XP, 95, 98, Server 2000, Server 2008)

F1: Starts Help

F2: Rename a selected object

F3: Find all files

F4: (Inside Windows Explorer) Selects the “Go to a different Folder Box”. Alt F4: Closes the current window

F5: Refresh (I bet you already knew that!)

F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer ALT+F6 Switches between multiple windows in the same program.

F7: Used to check spelling in Office Applications. SHIFT+F7 runs a thesaurus check on a selected word

F8: In office programs, Alt-F8 opens the macro dialog

F9: Generally unused. In coding environments used to bring up debug watch window or breakpoint.

F10: Activates menu bar options SHIFT F10: Opens the shortcut menu (same as right click)

F11: In browsers – activates full screen/Kiosk mode

F12: Opens the Save-As Window in Office Applications

taken from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449 and other places

The quiz:

with a function key-in

1. Rename a folder

2. Check the spelling of your email

3. Get help on computer information

4. Find a file that has the word “virus” in it

5. Refresh a web page such as http://www.refreshme.org/

6. Move to a different pane without moving the mouse

7. In your browser – open up full screen kiosk view

8.  In Word or Outlook find another word that means “stink”

8. Write a macro in Microsoft Word that says “I now know my function keys”

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