If you were in front of a computer keyboard now, could you identify the 12 keys in the line from F1 to F12?
They are called speed keys and can facilitate the modernization of users of both Microsoft operating system, Windows; based on Apple’s Mac.
In its blog post, Microsoft reiterates that “for users with blurred vision or movement, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using a touchscreen and are essential for mouse use” .
In Apple’s operating system, special functions are marked by the release symbol of keys, such as those that indicate the screen brightness or change volume. If pressed together with the function (fn) key, they can generate power very quickly – which is especially true if you use Word on a Mac.
Below are some key tasks that are at your fingertips.
On Windows, F1 opens the help menu for the program to use. If pressed at the same time as the Ctrl key, it hides or hides the Excel and Word menus.
Press F1 + Shift (the key with the up arrow key), the “show format” panel appears in this program.
On the Mac, the F1 key, along with the dimmer lighting, reduces screen brightness. In Word, by pressing the Fn + F1 key, it can undo the previous order.
If you press Alt + Ctrl + F2 in Microsoft Office, the library file will open immediately. In Word, with Ctrl + F2, you can see the pre-printed text of the file.
On Apple systems, the F2 increases the brightness of the screen.
The F3 key is used to open the search in Windows explorer, Firefox and Chrome. When typing, if you add this key to the Change key, it will change the script to uppercase or lowercase.
On Mac, this key opens or removes the control function, which has a wide view of each open window.
If you are using Word on Mac, F3 is for copying selected content into the clipboard.
With Alt + F4, it is easy to close a window. If you are using Apple system, F4 toggles Launchpad on and off, the tool finds and launches apps on Mac.
Do you want to update the web page or folder you opened? Press F5. If you want to clear the cache (temporary storage), press Ctrl + F5.
If you are using PowerPoint and want to start a presentation, this is also your key.
In Microsoft Office, F5 is used to activate the “Find and Change” function. On Apple systems, it shines the key light.
In Word, using Windows, Ctrl + Shift + F6 key allows you to switch from file to document easily.
On Mac, the F6 key increases the light intensity of the keys.
If you are running Word, Windows system, and need to write and write analysis, there is a shortcut: Alt + F7. If using a Mac, use only the F7 key.
With Shift + F7 you can access thesaurus on Windows.
To activate Safe Mode in Windows, simply press F8.
Also, using Word on Mac, F8 is for detail selection: for example, if you select a word and then a shortcut, select expand for the entire sentence.
This key allows you to send and receive email in certain applications. If you are using Windows, Ctrl + F9 is used to insert empty space.
On a Mac, the combination adjusts settings options.
F10 allows you to draw points from one window frequently and transfer them to another window. Together with the function, this key opens the same menu that usually appears when we right-click on the desktop, at the top of the file or folder. The same happens if you are using a Mac, but for that, you have to press F10 + Fn.
On PC, Ctrl + F10 maximizes Windows.
You can enter full screen mode: just press F11. If using Apple system, use this key to reduce noise.
To activate the “Save As” function in Word, press F12. You can also save the file directly by pressing F12 + Shift, or open a document with F12 + Ctrl.
Combining our keys, Ctrl + Shift + F12, will open the print task. With a Mac, you can use F12 to increase the volume.