Everyday we use a serious combination of keys
like CTRL+C to copy, CTRL+V to paste,
CTRL+ALT+SUP to turn the machine off/ to change
the session user, ALT+TAB to swith windows,
ALT+PRINTSCR to windows sreenshoots
There are multiple other key-commands we have
in our dear keyboard through F1 to F12 keys,
how many times did we press them?
You might say: well... for all of them, the most useful and known
is the F5 key and I press it 5-8 times a day ... depending on the
use and application of Internet connectivity.
In this context, we normally forget that we have a powerful friend,
which can avoid us a bunch of wasted googling minutes or many other
ones reading forums without resolution of the topic..
so, what is all these about?..
well, my intention here is to introduce you to the F1 key
-> Almost always used as the help key, almost
every program will open the help screen
when this key is pressed.
-> Enter CMOS Setup.
-> Also on Windows, the Windows keyboard +F1
would open help and support center.
-> Open the Task Pane.
But, why so many people don't use F1, even when they yell
for 'Help' to know how to use an especific application...
maybe they don't get use to, or maybe they forget its existence
As my friend says: I don't like to read manuals!, even worse the
TV manual... other opinion I received was about the "intuitive
software": Does Facebook have any manual for users or companies?
They are so right! the software has to be very intuitive to do
what "I have to do" in specific application; but what happens
if we have a lot of functions in the software like Autocad,
softwares for Office purpose, they all have many different
In total, I want to encourage or at least make you remember that F1
key can give you a lot of knowledge if you allow it.
In distros of Linux, F1 is available for most of all their
applications and the specific case of Gnome Documentation Team,
we are working to completeall of all the aplications tools and all
the necessary options to search andfind you want to.
As a example I could show the Empathy tool, which integrates Google
Mail, Facebook, MSN, IRC, and more to get all your contacts in only
one click. It allows also messages,videos and transfer files in
many languages and diferent operative systems.