What is F10 function key and what is its use?

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The F10 function key activates the menu bar of apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. and displays their navigational keyboard shortcut commands. These keyboard shortcut commands are very useful to quickly navigate to any menu and its tools, commands, options, anything you like.

How to use the F10 Function Key?

To use this F10 Function Key on any application you like, open the app such as MS Word that has menu bar .

  • After launching your desired app, press the F10 function key to activate its menu bar
  • Now you can press any shortcut key activated in the menu bar and the corresponding groups and commands will be expanded and again activated by showing the shortcut commands
  • To use the shortcut commands, again press the wanted key to use the related command.
  1. For example, If you want to type the text with bold in MS Word, First press F10.
Press F10 or Alt key to activate the menu bar with keyboard shortcut commands
Press F10 or Alt key to activate the menu bar with keyboard shortcut commands

2. Then press “H” for Home tab, then press “1” for making text Bold.

Press H and then 1 to activate the Bold
Press H and then 1 to activate the Bold

3. Now when you start typing, the Bold text will be typed automatically as bold “What is your name?” in the screenshot below.

Bold is now active after pressing 1
Bold is now active after pressing 1

4. If you don’t want to type the bold text, again press 1 (as non-bold “What is your name?” in the screenshot below. Here 1 is for bold or non-bold on the home tab in the font group in MS Word.

Bold is now inactive after pressing 1 again
Bold is now inactive after pressing 1 again

What is an alternate key for F10?

Instead of using the F10 function key, you can also use the “Alt” key command to activate the menu bar as explained above.

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How to use the F10 Function Key?

The F10 Function Key is used for activating the menu bar on any application you like.
1. After launching your desired app, press the F10 function key to activate its menu bar.
2. Now you can press any shortcut key activated in the menu bar and the corresponding groups and commands will be expanded and activated by showing the shortcut keys.
3. To use the shortcut commands, again press the wanted key to use the related command. Click here to continue reading with an example >>

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