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F9,F10,F11 and F12 keys don't work in windows

I have a windows based application that I use for work that utilizes the F10 key to file information. I'm not able to get the F9, F10, F11 or F12 key to do anything when working in windows.

If I try to use the same keys in a DOS setting they seem to work fine.

any ideas?

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F keys functions


F1
As a throwback to DOS days, you will find that the F1 key will often bring up a help menu. If you press F1 while working in a program, help for that program will usually appear. If you press F1 while at the Windows desktop or when the Windows Explorer is open, a Windows help screen will pop up. If you happen to be working in a program and would like to see the Windows help screen, simply press the Windows key (the key with the Windows logo on the bottom row of keys) on your keyboard and press F1 at the same time.

F2
You can use the F2 key to rename an item when working in Windows. Highlight any folder or file, and press F2. You will then be able to type a new name for the object. After you type the new name, just click outside the name box or press the enter key to make the name change. This works just like right-clicking a file or folder and selecting Rename.

F3
When you are working in Windows, the F3 key will open the Find Files window.

F4
The F4 key has some very useful functionality. You can press F4 to open the Address bar when working in Internet Explorer. This will allow you to type the address of a Web page for quick access.

You can also press the Alt key and the F4 key at the same time to close the open Window that you are currently working on.

F5
The F5 key is the refresh key. You can press F5 when viewing a Web page to make sure that you have the most current version of that Web page. You can also use F5 when in Windows to refresh the screen. This can be a handy shortcut. If perhaps you are viewing the contents of a floppy disk and you insert a new floppy, your screen will still show the contents of the first floppy. Just press F5 to refresh the screen and see the contents of the floppy you just inserted.

F6
This key is often used to move the cursor around the structure of the program. Pressing it will often cycle you from window to window.

F7
The F7 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

F8
The F8 key can be used to access Safe Mode if pressed during the computer's boot up process. This is a trouble-shooting mode which will start the computer with minimal drivers.

F9
The F9 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

F10
F10 is the key that is used to activate the menu bar in many programs. You can use F10 to highlight the first menu choice, and then use the arrow keys to move around the menus. Pressing the Shift key while pressing F10 will bring up the shortcut menu. This is similar to right-clicking on an object.

F11
Press F11 when you are working in Internet Explorer and the window will open to full screen mode. This will make all the toolbars disappear and can be useful to see more information on the screen. Press F11 when you are in full screen mode will toggle you back to your normal view.

F12
The F12 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

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Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Microsoft Office


Windows

Windows Key+E
This shortcut allows you to open Windows Explorer with one quick keystroke.

Alt+Tab
This allows you to easily toggle back and forth between all the windows you have open. You can also use this to switch between windows in the same program, making multitasking real easy.

Windows key+Tab
This lets you scroll the items on the taskbar, and in Vista, it starts Flip 3D for a fun graphical spin on the same idea.

Alt+F4
This shortcut is a quick way to close a window in any program without using your mouse to hit the X in the upper-right corner.

Windows Key+M
This allows you to minimize all of your open windows, leaving just the desktop left exposed. To restore the windows, hit Windows key+Shift+M. Another quick way to do this is Windows key+D, which shows your desktop; to restore, just repeat the same keystroke.

Ctrl+Drag
There are many ways to copy a file, but this just might be the easiest. All you have to do is click on the file, hold, and drag it into its desired location. This works the same as another handy shortcut, Ctrl+C.

Windows Key+U+U
This is the shortcut for quickly shutting down Windows by hitting the Windows key (don't hold it down), hitting U to reach the shutdown menu, and then hitting U again to shut down.

Windows Key+Pause
This is a quick way to get to the Systems Properties menu.

Shift+Delete
If you want to delete a file-and you don't want to deal with it later in the Recycle Bin-this is the way to go. Just be absolutely sure that this is a file you won't want back!

To bypass the Autorun when inserting a CD
Hold Shift While Inserting the CD.


Microsoft Office

Ctrl+U, Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I
Used to snap to underline, bold, and italicize without the mouse if you press Ctrl+U (underlining), Ctrl+B (bolding), or Ctrl+I (italicizing).

Shift + Arrow Keys
Holding shift and pressing one of the arrow keys will highlight text in Word (or a group of Excel cells) without the mouse, selecting in the direction the arrow points.

Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Y
Undo an action by hitting Ctrl+Z; if you change your mind, Ctrl+Y will redo the undo.

Microsoft Office - Excel

F1
Opens a help task pane

F1 + Ctrl
Opens or closes the help window
F2
To edit the text in the active cell
F2 + Shift
To write a comment in the active cell

F2 + Alt
Opens the save as dialog box

F3 + Shift
Opens the insert dialog box

F3 + Ctrl
Opens the define name dialog box

F3 + Shift + Ctrl
Opens the create name dialog box

F4
To redo the last command

F4 + Ctrl
To close the workbook window

F4 + Alt
To close the excel program

F5
Opens the Goto dialog box

F5 + Ctrl
brings back to the first level of workbook

F6
To shift between help taskbar and the excel window

F6 + Shift
To goto the previous square in the open worksheet

F6 + Ctrl
If more than one workbook is open to switch between them

F7
To open spelling correction window

F7 + Ctrl
When workbook window is not maximised it will move the window

F8
To activate / deactivate extended mode

F9
Will calculate all the worksheets in all open workbooks

F9 + Shift
Will calculate the active worksheet

F9 + Ctrl
To Minimise the workbook window

F10
Will select the menu bar

F10 + Ctrl
To open minimised window

F11
Will create a chart using the current range

F11 + Shift
To select a new worksheet

F11 + Alt
To switch between visual basic editor and the worksheet

F11 + Alt + Shift
Opens microsoft script editor

F12
Opens save as dialog box

F12 + Shift
Saves the active workbook

F12 + Ctrl
To open the Open dialog box

F12 + Ctrl + Shift
Opens the print dialog box

on Jan 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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What does each f key on the compaq nx6110 do


F1
  • Almost always used as the help key, almost every program will open the help screen when this key is pressed.
  • Enter CMOS Setup.
  • Windows Key + F1 would open the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
  • Open the Task Pane.
F2
  • In Windows renames a highlighted icon, file, or folder in all versions of Windows.
  • Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens document window in Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Word.
  • Quickly rename a selected file or folder.
  • Enter CMOS Setup.
F3
  • Often opens a search feature for many programs including Microsoft Windows when at the Windows Desktop..
  • In MS-DOS or Windows command line F3 will repeat the last command.
  • Shift + F3 will change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
  • Windows Key + F3 opens the Advanced find window in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Open Mission Control on an Apple computer running Mac OS X.
F4
  • Open find window in Windows 95 to XP.
  • Open the address bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.
  • Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
  • Alt + F4 will close the program window currently active in Microsoft Windows.
  • Ctrl + F4 will close the open window within the current active window in Microsoft Windows.
F5
  • In all modern Internet browsers pressing F5 will refresh or reload the page or document window.
  • Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
  • Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint.
F6
F7
  • Commonly used to spell check and grammar check a document in Microsoft programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
  • Turns on Caret browsing in Mozilla Firefox.
F8
  • Function key used to enter the Windows startup menu, commonly used to access Windows Safe Mode.
F9
  • Opens the Measurements toolbar in Quark 5.0.
  • With Mac OS 10.3 or later shows all open Windows.
  • Using the Fn key and F9 at the same time will open Mission Control on an Apple computer running Mac OS X.
F10
  • In Microsoft Windows activates the menu bar of an open application.
  • Shift + F10 is the same as right-clicking on a highlighted icon, file, or Internet link.
  • Access the hidden recovery partition on HP and Sony computers.
  • Enter CMOS Setup.
  • With Mac OS 10.3 or later shows all open Windows for active program.
F11
  • Full-screen mode in all modern Internet browsers.
  • Ctrl + F11 as computer is starting to access the hidden recovery partition on many Dell computers.
  • Access the hidden recovery partition on eMachines, Gateway, and Lenovo computers.
  • With Mac OS 10.4 or later hides all open windows and shows the Desktop.
F12
  • Open the Save as window in Microsoft Word.
  • Shift + F12 save the Microsoft Word document.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F12 prints a document in Microsoft Word.
  • Preview a page in Microsoft Expression Web
  • Open Firebug.
  • With an Apple running Mac OS 10.4 or later F12 will show or hides the Dashboard.

Jul 15, 2013 | HP Compaq nx6110 PC Laptop

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I have kb-0817 gateway keyboard where can I find a pdf file owners manual for the keyboard?


Anything with an F on it has to be used in conjunction with the depression of the Fn key in unison. Anything else will be controlled by either the shift in unison or with the control key in unison with the desired key.

Nov 12, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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What are functions of all F keys on my keyboard


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F1
As a throwback to DOS days, you will find that the F1 key will often bring up a help menu. If you press F1 while working in a program, help for that program will usually appear. If you press F1 while at the Windows desktop or when the Windows Explorer is open, a Windows help screen will pop up. If you happen to be working in a program and would like to see the Windows help screen, simply press the Windows key (the key with the Windows logo on the bottom row of keys) on your keyboard and press F1 at the same time.

F2
You can use the F2 key to rename an item when working in Windows. Highlight any folder or file, and press F2. You will then be able to type a new name for the object. After you type the new name, just click outside the name box or press the enter key to make the name change. This works just like right-clicking a file or folder and selecting Rename.

F3
When you are working in Windows, the F3 key will open the Find Files window.

F4
The F4 key has some very useful functionality. You can press F4 to open the Address bar when working in Internet Explorer. This will allow you to type the address of a Web page for quick access.

You can also press the Alt key and the F4 key at the same time to close the open Window that you are currently working on.

F5
The F5 key is the refresh key. You can press F5 when viewing a Web page to make sure that you have the most current version of that Web page. You can also use F5 when in Windows to refresh the screen. This can be a handy shortcut. If perhaps you are viewing the contents of a floppy disk and you insert a new floppy, your screen will still show the contents of the first floppy. Just press F5 to refresh the screen and see the contents of the floppy you just inserted.

F6
This key is often used to move the cursor around the structure of the program. Pressing it will often cycle you from window to window.

F7
The F7 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

F8
The F8 key can be used to access Safe Mode if pressed during the computer's boot up process. This is a trouble-shooting mode which will start the computer with minimal drivers.

F9
The F9 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

F10
F10 is the key that is used to activate the menu bar in many programs. You can use F10 to highlight the first menu choice, and then use the arrow keys to move around the menus. Pressing the Shift key while pressing F10 will bring up the shortcut menu. This is similar to right-clicking on an object.

F11
Press F11 when you are working in Internet Explorer and the window will open to full screen mode. This will make all the toolbars disappear and can be useful to see more information on the screen. Press F11 when you are in full screen mode will toggle you back to your normal view.

F12
The F12 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

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Sep 08, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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How do I use the F9, F10, F11 and F12 keys?


Some Gateway (desktop) computers do not have the dedicated F9, F10, F11 and F12 keys, but for a Gateway laptop, those four keys have dual functions for media control (which is the default use) or as Function keys. However, to use F-9 through F12 as Function keys, you must first press the Fn Key and then press the desired F-key. The Fn key is the second key to the right of the spacebar. To launch the Gateway Recovery process during start-up, you must press Alt+Fn+F10.
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Aug 19, 2011 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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SIR, I wish to known MS Office 2007 advance functining & sortcuts


Function keysTo do this Press
Get Help or visit Microsoft Office Online. F1
Move text or graphics. F2
Repeat the last action. F4
Choose the Go To command (Home tab). F5
Go to the next pane or frame. F6
Choose the Spelling command (Review tab). F7
Extend a selection. F8
Update the selected fields. F9
Show KeyTips. F10
Go to the next field. F11
Choose the Save As command (Microsoft Office Button ). F12


SHIFT+Function keyTo do this Press
Start context-sensitive Help or reveal formatting. SHIFT+F1
Copy text. SHIFT+F2
Change the case of letters. SHIFT+F3
Repeat a Find or Go To action. SHIFT+F4
Move to the last change. SHIFT+F5
Go to the previous pane or frame (after pressing F6). SHIFT+F6
Choose the Thesaurus command (Review tab, Proofing group). SHIFT+F7
Shrink a selection. SHIFT+F8
Switch between a field code and its result. SHIFT+F9
Display a shortcut menu. SHIFT+F10
Go to the previous field. SHIFT+F11
Choose the Save command (Microsoft Office Button ). SHIFT+F12


CTRL+Function keyTo do this Press
Choose the Print Preview command (Microsoft Office Button ). CTRL+F2
Cut to the Spike. CTRL+F3
Close the window. CTRL+F4
Go to the next window. CTRL+F6
Insert an empty field. CTRL+F9
Maximize the document window. CTRL+F10
Lock a field. CTRL+F11
Choose the Open command (Microsoft Office Button ). CTRL+F12


CTRL+SHIFT+Function keyTo do this Press
Insert the contents of the Spike. CTRL+SHIFT+F3
Edit a bookmark. CTRL+SHIFT+F5
Go to the previous window. CTRL+SHIFT+F6
Update linked information in an Office Word 2007 source document. CTRL+SHIFT+F7
Extend a selection or block. CTRL+SHIFT+F8, and then press an arrow key
Unlink a field. CTRL+SHIFT+F9
Unlock a field. CTRL+SHIFT+F11
Choose the Print command (Microsoft Office Button ). CTRL+SHIFT+F12


ALT+Function keyTo do this Press
Go to the next field. ALT+F1
Create a new Building Block. ALT+F3
Exit Office Word 2007. ALT+F4
Restore the program window size. ALT+F5
Move from an open dialog box back to the document, for dialog boxes such as Find and Replace that support this behavior. ALT+F6
Find the next misspelling or grammatical error. ALT+F7
Run a macro. ALT+F8
Switch between all field codes and their results. ALT+F9
Maximize the program window. ALT+F10
Display Microsoft Visual Basic code. ALT+F11


ALT+SHIFT+Function keyTo do this Press
Go to the previous field. ALT+SHIFT+F1
Choose the Save command (Microsoft Office Button ). ALT+SHIFT+F2
Display the Research task pane. ALT+SHIFT+F7
Run GOTOBUTTON or MACROBUTTON from the field that displays the field results. ALT+SHIFT+F9
Display a menu or message for a smart tag. ALT+SHIFT+F10


CTRL+ALT+Function keyTo do this Press
Display Microsoft System Information. CTRL+ALT+F1
Choose the Open command (Microsoft Office Button ). CTRL+ALT+F2

Jan 05, 2011 | Microsoft Office Standard 2007: Windows

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I need an explanation as to the secondary function of the keys on my NB305. Mainly the top row of 'F' keys, but the remainder of the keyboard as well. What do all these little symbols on the keys mean?


F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the Fn key, keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer. The function executed by individual keys depends on the software you are using.





1. Sound Mute: Pressing Fn + ESC in a windows environment turns sound on or off. Press Fn + Enter to simulate Enter or the enhanced keyboard's numeric keypad. 2. Instant security: Press Fn + F1 to blank the screen to prevent others from accessing your data. To restore the screen and original setting, press any key or press the Touch Pad. 3. Power save mode: Pressing Fn + F2 changes the power save mode. 4. Standby: When you press Fn + F3, the computer enters Standby. 5. Hibernation: When you press Fn + F4, the computer enters Hibernation. 6. Display selection: Press Fn + F5 to change the active display device. Hold down Fn and press F5 again to change the device. 7. Internal LCD screen Brightness: Pressing Fn + F6 decreases the display brightness in decrements. 8. Internal LCD screen Brightness: Pressing Fn + F7 increases the display brightness in increments. 9. Wireless setting: If your computer has both Bluetooth and Wireless LAN functions, you can press Fn + F8 to select which type of wireless communication you want to use. 10. Touch Pad: Pressing Fn + F9 in a windows environment enables or disables the Touch Pad function. 11. Press Fn + F10 or Fn + F11 to access the integrated keypad. When activated, the keys with gray markings on the bottom edge become numeric keypad keys (Fn + F11) or cursor control keys (Fn + F10). The power on default for both settings is off. Press Fn + F12 (ScrLock) to lock the cursor on a specific line. The power on default is off. 12. TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (reduce): To reduce the icon size on the desktop or the application window, press the 1 key while holding down the Fn key. (13. TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (enlarge): To enlarge the icon size on the desktop or the application window, press the 2 key while holding down the Fn key.

Jun 15, 2010 | Toshiba 310CDT Keyboard

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Keyboard F1 to F12


F1 - F12 Function Key Usage
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F1 - F12 Function Key Usage

F1:Help. Click F1 Key can load the help file of the program.

F2:Rename. Select a folder or file, click F2 to rename it.

F3:Search. On desktop, click F3 to load the search form.

F4:In Internet Explorer, click F4 will list the URL Address field.

F5:Refresh. Use it to refresh the web page in Internet Explorer.

F6:In Internet Explorer, click F6 will jump to address bar.

F7:It can be used to insert ^C in command prompt.

F8:When windows startup, it can load the startup menu.

F9:In Windows Media Player, it can increase the volumn.

F10:In Windows Media Player, it can decrease the volumn.

F11:In Internet Explorer, click F11 will switch to Full Screen mode.

F12:In MS-Word, it will show out the "Save-As" dialog.



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