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function key

n.
One of a set of keys on a computer keyboard that execute a function within a given application and are usually numbered 1 through 12.
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function key

n
(Computer Science) computing a key on the keyboard of a microcomputer, etc. that gives special commands to the computer
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func′tion key`


n.
a key on a computer keyboard used alone or with other keys for operations.
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Translations

function key

n (Comput) → tasto di funzioni
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With security considered as one of HP's priorities, the HP Elitebook 745 G5 has special security features including a fingerprint sensor, and the HP SureView integrated on the laptops F2 key of the laptop.
The quick way to test is to select cell A2 and press the F2 key to put the cell in Edit mode.
For the user's convenience CERTivity 1.1 has added some other features which ease the work like the possibility to generate a new Key Pair using some of the information from an existing one, retrieving SSL certificates using (pasting) a HTTPS URL instead of specifying separately the host and port number (option which is still available) or renaming entries by pressing the F2 key (like in Windows Explorer).