Abra abracadabra… “wanna reach out and grab ya!”  In keeping with The Steve Miller Band, we want to reach out and grab your attention to turn you on to some time-saving things to do with Windows function keys.

F1 –  Help!  Almost every program opens a Help screen with this key.

F2 – Quickly rename a selected file, folder or desktop icon.

F3 – Opens a search feature for an application that is currently active.  (only works in some Microsoft apps)

Shift+F3 – Changes the appearance of preselected Microsoft Word text (toggles between upper case, lower case and initial caps).

F4 – Repeats the last action performed in Microsoft Word.

Stay tuned for more time-saving function key tips next month.

First published in our October 2017 IT Radix Resource newsletter