What happens if you press f4?

Dmitry Chepcheruk
Dmitry Chepcheruk
August 10, 2012
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What happens if you press f4?

F # function keys are used in almost all applications. Over the long years of the existence of computers, there have been some rules for assigning certain keys to these keys.

The F4 key is one of the most ambiguous. In different applications, it has a different purpose and this is what will happen if you press F4:

  1. Editing function. This feature appeared in the days of the old file managers. Clicking on F4 opens the selected file in the editor. For example, if this is a text file, it will open in a text editor, if the image is in a graphic file and so on. Basically, this feature is available in programs since the advent of Total Commander and similar file managers.
  2. In a normal Windows shell window, the F4 key moves the focus to the address bar and opens the browsing history. The function is very convenient if you need to quickly go to the window that was recently closed. Similarly, this key works in Internet Explorer. In the Mozilla Firefox browser also opens the history of the settlements, but only if the cursor is already set in the address bar.In some programs, pressing F4 opens additional panels or windows.
  3. Just do not press now Alt + F4. This is perhaps the most popular keyboard shortcut that closes the active window. It works the same as the cross in the upper right corner.