4 Function KeysKeys F1 through F12 may have a variety of different uses or no use at all. It all depends on the computers Operating System and the software program currently open.Function keys can be used along with other keys such as ALT or CTRL to perform additional actions.
5 FUNCTION DISCOVERYIndividually, use your computer to lookup and describe the functions of each of the F KeysYou can use Google, or any other Search Engine.Write your discovery on your own paper for notes
6 F1 - F2 - F3 - F4 - F5 - F6 – ….. AND SO ON… REMEMBER There are 12 function keys to describe.
7 F1Almost always used as the help key, almost every program will open the help screen when this key is pressed.
8 F2In Windows renames a highlighted icon, file, or folder in all versions of Windows.Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens document window in Microsoft Word.Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Word.Quickly rename a selected file or folder.
9 F3Often opens a search feature for many programs including Microsoft WindowsShift + F3 will change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
10 F4 Opens “find” window in Windows XP or older. Open the address bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.Repeat the last action performed (Word)Alt + F4 will close the program window currently active in Microsoft Windows.Ctrl + F4 will close the open window within the current active window in Microsoft Windows.
11 F5In all modern Internet browsers pressing F5 will refresh or reload the page or document window.Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint.
12 F6Move the cursor to the Address bar in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and most other Internet browsers.Ctrl + Shift + F6 switches between open Microsoft office document.
13 F7Commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted
14 F8Function key used to enter the Windows startup menu, when the computer has been turned off and back on.Key is commonly used to access Windows Safe Mode, useful for troubleshooting applications
15 F9 Not commonly used on Windows based computers. On some laptops, F9 controls screen background brightness
16 F10In Microsoft Windows activates the menu bar of an open application.Shift + F10 is the same as right-clicking on a highlighted icon, file, or Internet link.
17 F11Pressing F11 while online will access the full-screen mode in all modern Internet browsers.
18 F12 Open the Save as window in Microsoft Word. Shift + F12 save the Microsoft Word document.Ctrl + Shift + F12 prints a document in Microsoft Word.
19 Lock Keys and Lock Lights There are three keys on a keyboard that when pressed will change or alter how additional keystrokes will behave.These Lock Keys “On” condition is displayed by the light above the number pad on the right side of the keyboard.
20 Num LockNumber Lock – Num Lock. Allows the user to type numbers by pressing the keys on the number pad, rather than having them act as up, down, left, right, page up, end, and so forth. Usually located in the upper left corner of the number pad.
21 Caps LockCapital Lock – Caps Lock. When enabled, letters the user types will be in uppercase by default rather than lowercase. Located at left end of the keyboard, above the left shift key.
22 Scroll LockScrolling Lock – Scroll Lock. In some applications, such as spreadsheets, the lock mode is used to change the behavior of the cursor keys to scroll the document instead of the cursor. Usually located to the right of the function keys.
23 Windows KeyThis Key provides access to the start menu when pressed under normal circumstances.
24 Print screen keySometimes abbreviated as PRTSC or Prt Scrn, the print screen key is a keyboard key found on most computer keyboards. When pressed, the key either sends the current screen image to the computer clipboard where it can be pasted into other documents.
25 CopyThere are several ways to copy a document CTRL + C Right Click then select Copy Use the Menu at the top of screen to select Copy
26 CutThere are several ways to copy a document CTRL + X Right Click then select Cut Use the Menu at the top of screen to select Cut
27 To Copy or Cut?Copy = just copies the text or image while leaving the original aloneCut = will copy the image and will remove it from its original location.