decrypting the famous F6 button
like as the administrator of Pimping designs patrol and a student of
the university of benin, i feel the need to fully discuss the issue of
this ver famous F6 button
The F6 button, like other buttons on the keyboard,is located on the
keyboard (duhh?!) and is part of the standard 12 function keys of the
however, outside its orginal function, we seem to have given it a new
function; making webpage downloads faster. by constantly hitting the
F6 or by pressing and holding the button down, it is assumed that the
page loads a lot faster than it should .
Now my last statemet was myth, in reality it doesn't work that way.
Because cybercafes don't actually have servers, they have recievers
(more or less the same way your T.V recieves signalls from DSTV or ITV
benin)that recieve signalls from their ISP(internet service
providers). the cybercafes job is just to receive the signals and by
networking the many PC's together, the signals are shared amoung the
pcs( here in this area you begin to hear stuff like bandwidth and
other stuff) but basically the speed of browsing is determined by the
rate at which the ISP transmitts signals to the cafes and the quality
of the reception of the cafes equipment.
the truth actually, is quite funny. The F6 button is actually a
keyboard shortcut key to access the address bar without moving your
mouse, Just like F5 is for refresh, F1 is for help,the windows button
and D will bring up the desktop,alt+tab to switch b/w
applications,ctrl + alt + esc to bring up the task manager among
others; all these can be done easily without having to move your mouse
to access those functions. So , in simple english, nothing happens
when you press the F6 button!!!
was expecting you to be...check this. Why is it that the first time
you press the F6 button,the first thing highlighted is the Address bar?!!!
if indeed you have a problem with your computer, its best to either
seek professional advice, go to a computer school or read the fucking
the place to know