I Use F12 To Save

Philippines
August 2, 2017 2:53am CST
I learned a few years back that pressing F12 was the shortcut to Save on MS Word, so since then, I just hit F12 every once in a while while I'm typing something. I used to click the diskette icon with the mouse, or use the key combination CTRL+S. I just searched today what other F keys or Function keys I could use and found out I could use: F5 to refresh the page of the site I am on, for example, Mylot's Most Recent Activity Page. F6 to move the cursor to the address bar of my browser so I can type what I want to search or go to a different site, instead of using the mouse to click on the home icon, which is Google. F7 to check grammar and spelling on MS Word. I will tape a Post-it note on the monitor so I can remember to practice until my brain and fingers memorized it. What F keys or Function Keys do you usually use? If you want to know the rest, from F1 to F12, here is the link to the site where I got them:
Additional information to what the F1 through F12 keys on a keyboard are.
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@LadyDuck (147877)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
I use a lot the so called "keyboard shortcuts", it's so much faster than using the mouse. The F keys are not standard, it depends by the program you use, even most of the time F4 quits the program.
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• Philippines
2 Aug
i know alt+tab is also useful to switch windows, but i keep forgetting.
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@LadyDuck (147877)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
@hereandthere Yes, this is very useful.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Aug
@LadyDuck , wow friend,very nice of you.Thanks for sharing this to us here.
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@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
2 Aug
I never use the F keys. I suppose I have never had a need to use them. I see that my F2 key on my new laptop lowers volume. I did not even have MS Word installed on this laptop since I never used it, but your post is of benefit to many users here.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Aug
@Corbin5 , very useful, I may try this too,
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@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
3 Aug
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
2 Aug
Thank you for sharing these shortcuts. I too, will copy them in my post it in front of my laptop. That way, I will be reminded.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Aug
@SIMPLYD , let us try this friend.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
4 Aug
@cacay1 I actually copied it on a word document.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
@SIMPLYD , Okay, me too, dothe same.
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• United States
2 Aug
Word saves as you go along! No need to hit anything.
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• Philippines
2 Aug
i think the default is 10 minutes, so i changed that to every 1 minute also to be sure.
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• United States
2 Aug
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Aug
I use the F5 a lot. But I didn't know about F7.
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@HazySue (20204)
• United States
2 Aug
I had no idea. I am amazed at their functions. I will definitely have to save this post.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24967)
• United States
2 Aug
That is a helpful site
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• Philippines
2 Aug
the internet is really helpful when you're curious about something.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 , That is true.I may try this too.
@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Aug
@hereandthere You are right.
@ridingbet (47332)
• Philippines
3 Aug
oh, too many F's. hahah! i cannot recall each F functions.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Aug
@ridingbet nice to know some short cuts.
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• Philippines
5 Aug
start with 1 key first, F12, while you're typing on ms word
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• United States
2 Aug
I use command C & command V (copy and paste) for Apple/Mac.
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• Philippines
5 Aug
now i know two mylotters who use a mac - you and toni
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• United States
5 Aug
@hereandthere Oh yes! Theres some others also. :)
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@gilggg (2671)
• Israel
2 Aug
I use the most: F5 for refresh, F11 for full screen, F12 for inspect element.
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• Philippines
2 Aug
i use inspect element when viewing pictures or properties but tend to use the mouse for that
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@gilggg (2671)
• Israel
2 Aug
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@vsai2008 (7667)
• India
2 Aug
I use F5 a lot of times here on Mylot :)
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• Philippines
2 Aug
i know i read about it before, i think from owlwings, but i just remembered it now, so i'll have to remember to start using F5 when i'm online.
@vsai2008 (7667)
• India
2 Aug
@hereandthere It is very handy option :)
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@DianneN (74501)
• United States
2 Aug
Thanks so much for sharing this information. I just took a screen shot on my iPad and will use it when I'm on the computer. I knew some of these, but always forget which is which.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Aug
@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Aug
Thanks for sharing, very useful. I will try this too, thanks friend
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@MarymargII (9413)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Aug
Thanks I'll have to check all of these keys- thanks to you :)
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@dgobucks226 (10832)
2 Aug
Wow, thanks for the tutorial! Much appreciated I writing them on a post it now
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Aug
I know all the Food keys because they date back to the days of DOS, but I rarely use them.
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2 Aug
Function keys are amazing! As for saving, depending on the version of Word, it automatically saves the document every few seconds.
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• Philippines
2 Aug
i changed the auto recover from 10 mins to 1 min
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
2 Aug
Too bad this doesn't apply to me.
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• Philippines
2 Aug
yeah, because you use a mac.
@averygirl72 (16670)
• Philippines
28 Aug
I always use the F12 key when I'm working as a transcriptionist and it makes my work faster
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Aug
I knew about F5 and some other short cuts but not F7, so thank you for letting us know!
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