Terms in this set (20)
cursor control keys
located on the bottom right side of the keyboard. The four arrows show the direction in which the cursor moves when you press the key.
usually moves the cursor to the beginning of the line being typed.
usually moves the cursor to the end of the line being typed.
the long bar at the bottom of the keyboard that allows you to place a space between characters.
moves the cursor to a tab stop.
located on the top left side of the board. Its use is determined by the program being used. It will often return you to the main menu of a program.
numeric key pad
a set of keys on the right side of the keyboard that contains the numbers 0-9 which may be used as a calculator.
print screen key
captures the image on the screen so that it may be printed.
used to erase characters to the left of the cursor.
located on each side of the space bar. These keys are like a second control key. They are used with other keys for special commands.
used to move the beginning of the next line.
Press this key and a letter key to print a capital letter. It is also used to print symbols found on top of the number keys.
caps lock key
causes the keyboard to print all capital letters. It does not effect the number or punctuation keys.
num lock key
allows numbers to be entered from the calculator pad on the right side of the keyboard.
used to erase characters to the right of the cursor.
aligned along the top of the keyboard. F1-F12 keys are used for shortcuts or special commands.
control key ( ctrl )
located on the bottom left side of the keyboard. It is used for special commands.
page up key
moves the document backward one screen at a time.
used to turn the insert mode on or off. Will cause new characters to overwrite the existing ones if the insert mode is turned off.
page down key
moves the document forward, one screen at a time.
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