F5

F5 Alone = Opens Go to and Find/Replace box in Microsoft Word.

F11

F11 alone = Expands Internet Exloreer and Chrome to full page and removes toolbar and reverts back to normal viewShift + F11 = Adds new spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel

F10

Ctrl + F10 = Maximizes or minimizes window in Microsoft Word

F7

Alt = F7 = Opens spelling and grammar box in Microsoft Word

​F2

F2 alone = Allows you to remain a selected folderCtrl+F2 = Opens print preview in Microsoft Word.

If you have no idea what most of the keys at the top of your computer keyboard do, don’t feel foolish or alone. Plenty of folks have no idea about the purposes behind the keys. Basicly, the keys there to help us get things done a little faster and easier when using a computer.

Alone or in combinations with other keys, each key is a short cut to a computer task. Some are more useful than others and many have different functions depending on the program you are using.


We are not computer experts by any stretch of the imagination, but we have pulled together a few of the more common uses for functions keys with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft programs. The list includes functions we use regularly. It is not a complete list of all functions. We hope you find the information helpful.

F9

Ctrl+F9 = Hide selected rows in Microsoft Excel

F3

Alone = Opens search feature in Windows Explorer

F1

F1 + Windows key (key with Windows log on bottom row of keys) pressed at the same time = Opens help menu

F12

F12 Alone = Opens Save As box in Microsoft Word

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F4

Alt + F4 = Closes open window

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