Function keys on keyboards don’t get the love they used to, but depending on the application you’re running, they can still be quite handy. Google Chrome has some interesting features hidden behind your function keys. That’s what they do.
|Function key||Base Effect||Modifier|
|F1||Opens the Google Chrome Help Center in a new tab.||Nobody|
|F2||For this function key to be able to do anything, you first need to be in the Elements panel in Chrome Developer Tools (in Chrome, press the F12 key or select Tools > Developer Tools). Once there, pressing F2 will open the «edit as HTML» feature.||Nobody|
|F3||Opens the «Search Bar» in Chrome, which allows you to search for text on the current web page. Ctrl + F also performs the same function.||Nobody|
Ctrl + F4 closes the tab you are currently viewing.
Alt + F4 closes the entire Chrome window.
|F5||Reload the current web page.||Ctrl + F5 and Shift + F5 reload current web pages, ignoring cached content|
|F6||Switch focus between web page, bookmarks bar and address bar.||Nobody|
|F8||Pauses and resumes script execution in the Developer Tools Sources panel (go to Tools > Developer Tools > Source Panel).||Nobody|
|F10||Jumps to the next function call if you are in the sources panel.||Shift + F10 opens your context menu. This has the same effect as a right click.|
|F11||In a normal Chrome window, turn full screen mode on and off. In the source panel, F11 makes the following function call.||Nobody|
|F12||Opens Chrome Developer Tools.||Nobody|