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F keys = Function keys. huh, I never knew.

#1chaos_belmontPosted 7/25/2014 8:54:09 AM
Twenty or so years of keyboard ignorance, yay.
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#2Mudkip57Posted 7/25/2014 9:03:26 AM
I still don't know what the Pause Break button does. Google the answer is too simple. I want to find out on my own, damnit!
#3SinisterSlayPosted 7/25/2014 9:04:13 AM
scroll lock and SysRq keys are more confusing.
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#4El MagnificoPosted 7/25/2014 9:05:58 AM
To make things even crazier, laptops have a function key (Fn) to modify the function of the Fn keys.
#5InterfusorPosted 7/25/2014 9:11:53 AM
I think scroll lock has a use in Excel.
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#6MarceloSampaioPosted 7/25/2014 9:13:53 AM
Mudkip57 posted...
I still don't know what the Pause Break button does. Google the answer is too simple. I want to find out on my own, damnit!


The Pause / Break key was VERY useful in the MS-DOS era. Pause is still quite useful nowdays, but not as much. Break... not so much. Scroll Lock is still useful, specially for people who use Excel.

Print Screen = still useful.

As for SysRq... I heard it is useful on Linux, but I've never used it myself. :p
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#7KillerTrufflePosted 7/25/2014 9:19:59 AM
In some older applications, Scroll Lock would toggle between allowing the arrow keys to move the cursor and scrolling the whole window. Excel still sort of uses this idea, by toggling between the arrow keys scrolling the worksheet or selecting the next adjacent cell.

SysRq was apparently originally designed to let you switch between operating systems. I've never once used it.
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#8SinisterSlayPosted 7/25/2014 9:21:49 AM
KillerTruffle posted...
In some older applications, Scroll Lock would toggle between allowing the arrow keys to move the cursor and scrolling the whole window. Excel still sort of uses this idea, by toggling between the arrow keys scrolling the worksheet or selecting the next adjacent cell.

SysRq was apparently originally designed to let you switch between operating systems. I've never once used it.


I am not even certain how to use it since its on the same key as print screen.
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#9wildog2006Posted 7/25/2014 9:53:56 AM
I use print screen daily at work. It's easier to take a quick snapshot using alt+print screen and paste in into paint than print it, walk to printer, wait for printer to print, walk back to desk, use info on paper for 5 minutes, then throw paper away when done.
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#10Puckswack12Posted 7/25/2014 10:15:22 AM
Alt f4 is all I ever use.
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