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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    Upvote for you! Never knew that and wow what a handy feature!
    – Axxmasterr
    Jul 28, 2009 at 16:48
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    Upvoted - sysadmin for 10 years and didn't know that! Jul 28, 2009 at 16:52

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.

  • Very true, it works in many applications for renaming.
    – palehorse
    Jul 28, 2009 at 16:50

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