What are the Function keys in Windows 10 for?

by Mahesh V. SEO analyst
Windows 10 uses key combinations to enable functions within a program or from the desktop itself. The best known is Ctrl + Alt + Delete to access the Task Manager or the combination of the Windows key + R to edit the record. But there is a row of keys that you do not usually use and in which you have repaired rarely. Today we tell you what the Function keys are in Windows 10.

Function keys in Windows 10
Shortcut keys

From 1 to 12

We have rarely used the top row of the keyboard in its entirety. It is true that alphanumeric characters are the key to this peripheral, along with punctuation marks and symbols of numerical extension operations. The Start, End, Delete or Print Screen buttons will sound, but what about the use of the F1 to F12 keys in Windows 10? Most of them do not work by themselves, but today we teach you to use them in full.


To start, the F1 key is used to Get help from a program. You can press F1 and bing will open a tab with search term "How to get help in windows 10" besides many other options like Security, Network and Personalization etc. In the case of browsers, you can combine it with the Windows key to access the Microsoft Internet help center.


If you press F2 it is used to rename Windows Explorer files (although there are also other methods to rename all files ) or open the Office file library if you combine it with Alt + Ctrl.


F3 will save you by pressing two keys to search for items on a web page, that is, supplement the combination of Ctrl + F in browsers with one touch. This function also extends to the browser to find a specific file.

On more than one occasion you have wanted to close a hit program, without having to press the crosshead in the upper right part of the window. Well, this is the function key F4 in Windows 10, which is pressed while the Alt button automatically closes an application. We do not recommend doing it in an office or artistic work app since once pressed any of your last changes will be saved. 


The following function key is one of the favorites of any Internet user. F5 serves to refresh any web page, reloading all the elements so that the content is correctly displayed in the window. It will also help you in your PowerPoint presentations to start your exhibition (a quick resource for not looking for the small screen icon) or fill a selected area of ​​Photoshop with a color.


Very close is F6, very useful for navigating between applications that you have open or suddenly selecting a URL in the case of Web browsers.


The use of the F7 key in Windows 10 because in office applications it proceeds to correct the text, but in Firefox it has another task. This is the activation of the cursor mode, which disables the mouse as a scroll tool to leave it on the keyboard.

F8 and F9

Function keys can also be used at computer startup to activate certain functions. For example, F8 selects all the text of a Word (as Ctrl + E does), but if you press it during startup it launches the failsafe mode. F9 is more complex and is used by programmers to execute a code they have built.

F10, F11 and F12

F10 and Alt share the same function and it is to open the options of a folder or program, we go the typical ones of File, Tools or View for example. On the other hand, F11 activates the Full-Screen View mode in any app or browser, while F12 will be your salvation after saving any document. If Ctrl + S does not work or you cannot press the save icon you can press Ctrl + Shift + F12 to activate the 'Save How'.

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About Mahesh V. Junior   SEO analyst

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