Function Keys - The function keyboard shortcuts use only one key!
F1 ---- Help. This key will open a help dialog box relevant to the area you are working in. F1 will open Help for many different apps (applications) when working in Windows 95/98/XP If you want to open Help for Windows 95, the desktop must be the active area. This means that you cannot have any other window active. To deactivate other areas and make the desktop the active area, click anywhere on the desktop where there are no icons. Then press F1.
Function Keys - The function keyboard shortcuts use only one key! (Cont.)
F2 ---- Rename. To rename an object (file, folder, shortcut, application, etc.), select the icon on the desktop by single clicking on the icon, then press F2. The name will be selected (highlighted) and if you type a new name, it will replace the selection. To make a minor change without replacing the entire selection after pressing F2, position the cursor in the name and click once to create a new insertion point.
F3 ---- Find. To open “Find” for Windows 95/98/XP, the desktop must be the active area. This means that you cannot have any other window active. To deactivate other areas and make the desktop the active area, click anywhere on the desktop where there are no icons. Then press F3.
F5 ---- Refresh. This is especially useful when using “My Computer” or the Windows Explorer to view the contents of a floppy disk. After viewing the contents of a disk and if you insert a new disk, you will need to use the refresh command to view the contents of the new disk. The refresh command is also located in the dropdown window, under “View” on the Menu Bar…or just press F5.
F10 ---- Access the Menu Bar. You need to have active window to use the command. When you press F10, the first word on the left end of the Menu Bar will be highlighted (this will almost always be the word “File”). Once this word is highlighted, use your left and right arrow navigation keys to move across each in the Menu Bar. Then, use the down arrow key to open the drop down menu. You can use the down arrow or the underlined letters in the drop down window to select the command you want. When the desired command is selected (highlighted), press “Enter.” Note: The alternate shortcut for accessing the Menu Bar is to use the Alt key + (an underlined letter) to open the drop down menu desired.