Shift+F1: What is this?

Major applications support Shift+F1 to let you know what a particular part of the screen is about. Hit Shift+F1 and your point turns into an arrow with a question mark (presuming your application supports this feature). Then click on something you want to know about, and some contextual help will appear.

6 thoughts on “Shift+F1: What is this?”

  1. I already knew this shortcut, as well as some of the other ones listed on here. But in general, you’re maintaining a really nice archive of very useful shortcuts (one I do and don’t know). Keep at it! P.S. how’s the little one?

  2. I have a Citrix application for which F13, or SHIFT+F1 clears messages. However, Win7 captures the key stroke and pops the Start menu instead. I would like to disable the SHIFT+F1 key for windows so it can be used in MY application. Any ideas?

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