Find out more about Keyboard Shortcuts for better and faster work output


The top row of buttons (labeled F1 – F12) on keyboards can be helpful at times. A keyboard is filled with shortcuts and may also turn you into an efficient employee at your workplace.

So unless you’re completely aware of these keyboard shortcuts, your work output is likely to be more productive. Few smartphone usage tips that could save your phone too.

If you’re also looking for ways of becoming a more efficient employee of the month, I believe this guide will be useful. Find out how you could operate your computer without using a mouse.


F1 Key:

For Windows users, F1 key is meant for “Help.” Whenever you’re confused about anything in particular, press F1 to find more about its usage.

In many cases, the F1 key can help you access the BIOS mode.

Pressing F1 while your computer makes a “beep” noise  initiate the BIOS mode and pressing Windows + F1 buttons together, will open Microsoft Help and Support interface.

F2 Key:

For renaming files or other folders, F2 key could be pressed after clicking one. Surprising, it does the same function in every Windows versions.

  • CTRL + F2 show the preview of a file while using MS Word.
  • ALT + CTRL + F2 show documents on MS Word.

F3 Key:

Press the following buttons at the same time for:

Windows button + F3 bring up the advanced search option in MS Outlook.

Shift + F3 change all letters in MS Word from capital to smaller case starting from the beginning of each sentence.

Moreover, the F3 key also brings the Application window on Mac OS X.

F4 Key:

The F4 key reveals the location bar on Windows and Internet Explorer; however, we rarely use Internet Explorer these days.

  • CTRL + F4 closes the tab you’re using.
  • ALT + F4 closes your operating system.

F5 Key:

The F5 key is meant for refreshing the desktop screen, which you may have known already.

F6 Key:

Used for moving the cursor in the location bar; by pressing the following buttons together will open a new document in MS Word:

  • CTRL + Shift + F6

F7 Key:

For correcting spelling, grammar and sentence structures, F7 key can be efficient across multiple software utilities.

F8 Key:

For entering the Safe Mode when your computer makes the “beep” sound while starting up. This shortcut on your keyboard is the right button.

F9 Key:

The F9 key does not have a specific purpose for Windows, but can be useful for AutoCAD users.

F10 Key:

It does the same work as the right mouse button (Shift + F10).

F10 key also opens a Menu section in the open organizer window. Pressing it while your OS is boots will reveal information related to BIOS.

For entering the hidden recovery partition, F10 key does the job on some PCs.

F11 Key:

For entering the full-screen mode, F11 key is used on various programs and software, which also works the same way for all browsers.

F12 Key:

Pressing the F12 key brings the “Save As” option in MS Word and pressing the following combination while using MS Word will hike your workflow.

Shift + F12 for saving your work MS Word and CTRL + Shift + F12 or CTRL + P for printing.

These are the most convenient and easy to use shortcut keys you could recall. For more tips and tricks related to computers, you’re welcome to Forgeportal.

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