What are the F1 thru F12 keys used for?

by on September 20, 2011

Q: What are the F1 thru F12 keys used for? Can I program them? (win xp)


One Response to “What are the F1 thru F12 keys used for?”
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    What they do is entirely dependent on what program you’re running. For example on most web browsers pressing F11 will make the browser go full screen. Pressing F11 a second time returns to the normal view.

    F1 will often bring up help for a program.

    I’d suggest against assigning your own custom functions to these keys as it may interfere with another program that wants to use them.