Computers: What are the F1 to F12 keys on a PC?

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If you’re on your computer now, take a look at the keyboard.

Look at the top line. There are 12 keys that can make your life easier, but you’ve probably never used them or don’t know their purpose.

These are the “hotkeys”, from F1 to F12.

If you learn how to use them correctly, they can help you save time with a few simple commands in the browser or in different applications, such as Microsoft Word, where there are many shortcuts.

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