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I've seen friends quickly hit a key on the left side of the keyboard and then change the name of a file they had selected.

What is the keystroke to do this?

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It's F2 (Function 2).

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Thanks! Now I look like the cool kids! –  user1596 Jul 28 '09 at 16:48
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Upvote for you! Never knew that and wow what a handy feature! –  Axxmasterr Jul 28 '09 at 16:48
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Upvoted - sysadmin for 10 years and didn't know that! –  Marko Carter Jul 28 '09 at 16:52
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As palehorse said, it's F2. But there's more: F2 is the general key to rename on Windows: works on Excel or Calc cells for example, to replace their content.

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Very true, it works in many applications for renaming. –  palehorse Jul 28 '09 at 16:50
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