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Most Chromebook keyboards look a little different: If you're used to working on a Windows or Apple computer, you're probably familiar with the F-keys — from F1 through F12 — that appear at the top of your computer's keyboard. On most Chromebooks, however, these F-keys aren't included. They've been replaced by shortcut keys.

If you have a need for F-keys, don't fret, you can convert your Chromebook's shortcut keys into F-keys by following these steps:

  1. Click the Settings panel in the bottom right corner of your Chromebook screen.

  2. In the resulting Settings menu, choose Settings.

    This loads your Chromebook settings into a Chrome browser window.

  3. Scroll down to the Device section and click Keyboard Settings.

    This loads the Keyboard Settings overlay.

  4. Check the Treat Top-Row Keys as Function Keys checkbox.

  5. Click OK.

    This disables the shortcut functionality of your Chromebook's shortcut keys and enables their function as F-keys.

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Peter H. Gregory, CISSP, is an executive advisor at a global security advisory firm. He is also a cybersecurity advisor and adjunct instructor for the University of Washington and the University of South Florida and the author of more than 40 books.

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