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The ‘F’s on the keyboard still have power, these are the functions of each

Every user at some point has been able to appreciate that in a computer either laptopat the top of the keyboard, the famous function keys (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11 and F12).


Although they are of great importance, most users of Windows 11 (or others operating systems older) do not know how to use them correctly. If any user wants to know what they are for, TechMarkup brings all the information in this article

Regardless of the version of Windows being used, these keys have performed the same function for several years. It is because of that a user in Twitter he has made a thread so that your users know the functions of these keys, the best known being ‘Alt + F4’, which is used to close a program or shut down the computer.


The function key shortcuts (F)



– Open the help menu.

– [Control + F1] hide/show the options menu in Microsoft Excel Y Microsoft Word.

– If F1 is pressed when using power point, the top menu will disappear. To make it appear, you just have to press the key again.



– [Alt + Ctrl + F2] open the document library in microsoft-office.

– [Ctrl + F2] displays a print preview in Word.

– Rename a folder/file in Windows Explorer.

– Edit the active cell in Microsoft Excel.

– It also serves to enter the CMOS menu, but you have to press it, while the PC or laptop is starting up.


– [Windows + F3] in microsoft-outlook the advanced search option can be made to appear.

– [Mayúsculas + F3] allows to change the state of the letter in Word, between uppercase and lowercase.

– Opens the search function in Windows Explorer.

– Open the search function in firefox Y Google Chrome.

– if used Google Docs to write documents, by pressing F3 you can search for a word in the text.


– [Alt + F4] close the window.

– [Control + F4] close any program.

– Puts the cursor in the address bar of the browser

– Pressing only F4, you will open the windows addresses window.


– Refresh the browser Internet or the folder.

– Start the slide show in PowerPoint.

– [Ctrl + F5] update the Web navigatoralso clearing the cache.

– Open ‘Find and Replace’ in Microsoft Office.


– Turn pages in a split screen in Microsoft Word.

– [Ctrl + Mayúsculas + F6] allows you to easily switch between Word documents.


– [Alt + F7] performs a spelling and grammar check in Microsoft Word.

– [Mayúsculas + F7] Open the thesaurus in Microsoft Word.


– In Excel enable extended mode.

– Enter Windows safe mode.


– Send and receive e-mails in some mail managers.

– [Ctrl + F9] insert empty fields in Word.


– Mark elements of the active window.

– [Ctrl + F10] maximizes the window in Word.

– [Mayúsculas + F10] does the same thing as right clicking.


– Exits and enters ‘full screen’ mode.

– [Mayúsculas + F11] Add a new spreadsheet in Excel.


– Open ‘Save As’ in Word.

– [Mayúsculas + F12] save the Word document.

– [Ctrl + F12] open a Word document.

– [Ctrl + Mayúsculas + F12] print word document

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