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Use the Function Keys F1- F12

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Every laptop, or rather every keyboard comes with a set of Function Keys which cater to special functions. And if you know how to use them optimally you might just enjoy using the keyboard. Though F1 through F12 have some default primary and secondary (in combination to the Fn key) features, they can be used well in combination with keys like Ctrl and Alt.

F1Brings up a Help window in many applications, including browsers, Microsoft Office and others
F2Renames a selected object
F3Opens search box in browsers
F4Displays the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer (Windows XP)
F5Updates the active Window. Useful to refresh a displayed page in a browser
F6Cycles through the screen elements in a window
F7Turn on/off Caret Mode (Firefox). Performs Spell and Grammar check (MS Word)
F8Extend selection (MS Office)
F9Updates fields (MS Office)
F10Activates menu bar options
F11Toggles between full screen and normal display in browsers
F12Opens “Save as” dialog (MS Office)

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