Alt+F

Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope
Alt+F

Alt+F is a shortcut key most often used to open the file menu or file tab depending on the program you're using.

How to use the Alt+F shortcut key

To use the keyboard shortcut Alt+F, press and hold either Alt key on the keyboard and while continuing to hold, press the "F" key with the same hand or the other hand.

Alt+F in Excel and other spreadsheet programs

In Microsoft Excel and all other spreadsheet programs, pressing Alt+F opens the file menu or file tab in the Ribbon.

Alt+F in Microsoft PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Alt+F shortcut key opens the file menu or file tab in the Ribbon.

Alt+F in Word and other word processors

In Microsoft Word and other word processor programs, pressing Alt+F opens the file menu or file tab in the Ribbon.

Using Alt+F in an Internet browser

Most Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Opera) pressing Alt+F opens the file menu or the menu depending on the browser you're using.

Note

It is possible for a web page to use this shortcut to open its file menu instead of the browser menu. If pressing this shortcut opens a file menu in the web page visit a different web page.

Below are links to related keyboard key and keyboard shortcut pages.

Alt, F, Keyboard terms, Shortcut key