Do you use or do you know all of the keys on a computer keyboard?

China
October 23, 2009 10:09pm CST
When it comes to the keyboard of a computer, are you familiar with those keys from F1, F2 till F12 and Insert, Delete, PriSc, Pause on the top row of the keyboard? Or do you ever use them or do you know their functions? I never use them because I have no idea about those keys. What's more, I don't know if there is need for me to use any one of them since those keys are new to me though I see them on the keyboard each time I use my laptop. So what about you, my fellow mylotters? Do you know anything about those keys or are you just like me, not familiar with the use of those keys? Thank you for your responses in advance. Have a beautiful day.
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17 responses
@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
I know that F5 is refresh, delete is delete stuff and insert is to insert text, or other stuff other than that i dont know about the other keys
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• Mexico
25 Oct 09
Hi lindiebuz: I learn to use F5 thanks to a friend that use to refresh their pages on the internet instead of closing the page and start from zero, this is very useful to me. Lol. XD
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• China
25 Oct 09
Hello lindiebiz. Thank you so much that I have got to know the use of F5. I tried it and it did refresh the page. Cool and helpful information I have learned from you with many thanks. Good day, friends.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
24 Oct 09
Hey willimajisir! I hate to admit it but, when I first learned how to use the computer I was taught what all those F keys were! And now I have absolutely no idea what any of them are used for! They now have all the short cut keys so people just really don't pay much attention to them anymore! I really need to find out what they are now that you brought it up! I will have to go do a search because it's bothering me! I'll let you know if I find out some information on it!
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• China
25 Oct 09
Dear Opal, you are so nice and kind. I would be very happy to know about F functions. Never have I used any of them when I use the computer because I don't know the functions. I never touch them. lol
@shally_hh (418)
• China
24 Oct 09
certainly not,i never use the keys such as power,sleep,wake up and the F keys except F5,F11 and F12 although i know functions of many of them.and there are some keys i don't know their exactely means and when to use them for example insert,home,scroll lock.in fact,as a common user,we need not to know all of the keys or use them. Have a nice day!
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• China
24 Oct 09
keyboard - I wish to know more of the keyboard as time goes on
Hello shally_hh. I agree that there is no need for us to know all of the keys as a common user, but not for professionals. Yet I still hope that I will be able to know them all as times goes on when I use more and more of my laptop. Enjoy yourself, friend.
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• India
4 Dec 09
Hello my friend williamjisir Ji, Upto certain extent, I am very much familiar, but not all, for example, 'Print-screen' is when you want to print , whatever is seen on the screen at particular time. Same thing, I have been trying to find out,say 20 years back, when I learnt basic/Unix/cobalt etc. at taht time any of the 'F' could be filled with some sentences and while typing if you press, same thing will be typed. But now it is not possibe. These 'F' keys change according to use. May God bless You and ave a great time .
• China
4 Dec 09
Hello dear friend. I am glad that you are very familiar with those keys. I think that it is very helpful to you if you know their functions. I seldom use those keys as they are new to me, except for only a few of them. Be blessed.
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• India
5 Dec 09
Computer Key Board - Keyboard
One of the main input devices used on a computer, a PC's keyboard looks very similar to the keyboards of electric typewriters, with some additional keys. Below is a graphic of the Saitek Gamers' keyboard with indicators pointing to each of the major portions of the keyboard.
Hello my friend williamjisir Ji, You may learn much more from following site: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/k/keyboard.htm Keyboard May God bless You and have a great time.
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• China
5 Dec 09
Thank you so much for your being so helpful to my getting to know more about the functions of those keys. I do appreciate it a lot. Have a great day, friend.
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
13 Nov 09
I think I know more of them :) The F-keys are a great help if you learn to use them right. A few hints: F1 - Help F2 - Rename F3 - Search F4 - Select path / address F5 - Update F6 - Enter new path / address and so on :)
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• China
14 Nov 09
Hello Phlamingho. It is so nice of you to let me know about the use of the first six F keys, but if you don't mind, I would be happy to know about the use of the rest from F7 to F12. Thank you so much for your response. Take care.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Nov 09
hahah alike you, I am not so familiar also about those keys. Well, F2 is I think I used that for exit and that is just what I know and the rest of those upper keys? I mean the upper keys above the numbers? I have no idea about everything in that area.
• China
2 Nov 09
Hello Bebs. In my daily use of the computer, I don't use those F keys due to my poor knowledge in this respect, but I think that it is ok for me not to use them since I have no idea about their functions. Yet I expect to know something about those keys. Enjoy yourself, my dear friend.
@lourry (72)
• China
30 Oct 09
haha, i think that lots of people are not that familar with those keys which is just like you and me because those fuctions are not neccessary or maybe not helpful enough for us to remind them. however, if some special software is needed and run in your computer, then those keys totally forgotten by us may become active and helpful for us, because those keys usually have their own spcial use in some softwares. in addition, a few days ago, when i needed to modify the names of documents or folders so often, i just wondered that if any shortcut key existed and made the work more convient, then i found that it is the key F2, which can totally satisfied my need. good luck, my friends. i am back and active, again.^_^
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• China
30 Oct 09
Hello lourry. Welcome back to mylot. I am very happy to see you active again here. I agree that maybe quite a few of us have no idea how to use the F-keys. Now I have learned that F5 is "refresh" and I have tried it for a few times. I got to know this from one of the responders here. I am very happy to know about it. Happy posting, my dear friend.
@haiershen (1084)
• China
28 Oct 09
good discussion,for the F key, i only will be used about F2 & F5 when i was made a form on XLS.it is very important to waste time and mend our's pace.but for the other,i don't know the functions of that and also do not use it before.thank you for your discussion,perhaps i will learn more of the knowledge of other F key in the further.good luck and have a nice day!
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• China
28 Oct 09
Hello haiershen. I am sure that we will learn a lot more about those F keys as time goes on. Enjoy yourself, friend.
• United States
28 Oct 09
No, I don't use all my keys on my keyboard because I've Linux on my keyboard and I've a Microsoft keyboard. There's a bit of a disconnect between the two systems.
• China
28 Oct 09
Thank you for the response, dear friend. Good day.
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 09
hi.. i think i only used F1 and F2.. the rest i dont know what are they good for.. F1 = Help button F2 = usually used in Excel - to edit a particular cell.
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• China
26 Oct 09
Thank you for the information about the use of F1 and F2 keys. I appreciate it a lot. Have a good time, 4mymak.
@youless (91163)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Oct 09
I have to say I seldom use these keys:) But sometimes I may just use F1, F3 and F5. As I will use it to boot the computer or reload the page. I love China
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• China
26 Oct 09
Hello youless. I am glad that you know more about the use of F keys. Enjoy yourself, youless.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Oct 09
I don't use those keys either. Once in awhile I'll use the f5 but not on a regular basis. When I need to restart my computer, I close it another way and not by using the keys. Don't really know what many of them can do so it's best to leave them alone. They actual keyboard keys I never look at when I'm typing. Memorized them years ago. Good to hear from you again.
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• China
26 Oct 09
Hello carolbee. It is so nice to hear from you, friend. Yes, usually I ignore those keys as I am not clear about their uses at all. Good day.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 09
I have to confess my friend that I am ignorant to a lot of keys on my keyboard and what their utility is, I never use any of the F keys at the top, hey maybe this discussion might get people starting to find out what the different keys that are usually ignored are all about? There are 16 F keys on my computer and yet I don't use any of them, I think maybe that's a waste? Waste of keys or a waste of knowledge that could help me in my work?
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• China
26 Oct 09
Hello wolfie. Now I have learned from one of the responses that F5 is a "refresh" key and I have tried it. It does refresh the page each time I press it. It is interesting to know about it. Good day, wolfie.
• Mexico
25 Oct 09
Hi william jisir: it's actually easy to find what's the use of this keys and i can else tell you that they will help you a lot specially when you're writing something in word.
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• China
25 Oct 09
Hello starsailor. I am glad that you know the functions of the keys. It brings you a lot of convenience when you know them. I wish to know them gradually. Happy posting, friend.
@qdzyjin (32)
• China
25 Oct 09
Hi,williamjiser! When I play a vedio game,I usually use F1 till F12,just like Diablo II ,they are a shortcuts.haha.If I edit one document,usually use “Inert,Delete,Home,End,Page up ,Page down”.PriSc also use,when I edit images .Other keys ,just like "Scroll lock",I not familiar ,and don't use it.
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• China
25 Oct 09
Hello qdzyjin. I am glad to know that you know much more about those keys than I do. My computer knowledge is very limited. I hope I will learn more about it. Good day, friend.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Oct 09
hi well F1 you use as an emergency key when you need to escape from a program and nothing else seems to work. Insert stands for inserting something into a sentence, delete you surely must use occasionally as you need to get rid of a typing error. pause I am not sure of as I never have used it.But delete really comes in handy. Other than those I never use the others so know nothing about them.But F1 is a good one to know if you have a program stuck and nothing else will work on it you hit F1 and you will get rid of it.
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• China
25 Oct 09
Hello Hatley. Thank you so much for the information about those keys. I appreciate it very much. Have a good day, friend.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
24 Oct 09
No. I do not know anything about those keys. F4 is used for coming out of a game. When I was in the office, I was using some F keys which I do not remember now. With my limited knowledge I am managing somehow. As and when chance comes, I am learnin a few things.
• China
24 Oct 09
Hello Buchi_bulla. I am also trying to learn about those keys. I hope to understand more of them gradually. Good day, friend.
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