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What are the functions of the refresh button on a computer?

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Though a computer does not have a "refresh" button, the F5 button does have refresh capabilities that enables its user to reload a page in any Internet browser. This functionality allows a person waiting for something to appear on a site to access it quickly after it is updated.

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The F5 key also serves other purposes when used in Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint. For example, pressing the F5 key in Microsoft Word allows a user to find, replace and go to a specific window. In PowerPoint, a user can quickly start a slide show by pressing the F5 key.

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