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Part IV: Appendixes > Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Key

C.1. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Key

Tables Table C-1 through Table C-7 list keystrokes that will work in Windows Explorer and most of the components that come with Windows XP. However, some applications (including Microsoft applications) don't always follow the rules.

Table C-1. Function keys
Key Action
F1 Start Help (supported in most applications).
F2 Rename selected icon or file in Windows Explorer or on the Desktop.
F3 Open a Search window (in Windows Explorer or on the Desktop only).
F4 Open a drop-down list (supported in many dialog boxes) — for example, press F4 in a File Open dialog to drop down the Look In list.
F5 Refresh the view in Windows Explorer, on the Desktop, in the Registry Editor, and some other applications.
F6 Move focus between panes in Windows Explorer.
F10 Send focus to the current application's menu.



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