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Keyboard Keys - RMA Practice Information Management Section
What are the functions of the keyboard's keys?
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Is a key located on the top-left of a computer keyboard that allows a user to cancel or abort operations.
This key is used to return a cursor to the next line or execute a command or operation.
The key that advances the cursor to the tab settings on a line, it is used to indent a paragraph.
Togglekey that enables or disables all the letters from being typed in uppercase, it should be used only when keying three or more capital letters in a row.
A keyboard key that allows a user to type a single capital letter which is keyed with the right hand.
A keyboard key that allows a user to type a single capital letter which is keyed with the left hand.
This key is used along with other keys to create shortcuts to computer commands.
This key is a modifier key the when combined with other keys it gives the computer a keyboard command, it is short for alternate.
A long horizontal key that when pressed it creates an empty space, also known as a space character, to help separate words and sentences.
The keyboard key used to delete any character to the left of the current position of the cursor.
The keys that act as shortcuts for performing certain commands such as saving files or printing data; these keys usually are lined along the top of the keyboard labeled F1 through F12.
Function (F) Keys
When pressed, this key either sends the current screen image to the computer clipboard or the computer printer depending on the operating system or software program being used.
Print Screen or PRTSC or Prt Scrn
This key is intended to temporarily stop the scrolling of text up or down, or it halts the operation of a program altogether. There are not many software programs today that take advantage or have a use for this key.
When this key is enabled, the user will be able to add text to a document and it will not overwrite any other text. However, when this key is disabled, text will be overwritten or typed over.
The keyboard key used to delete any character to the right of the cursor's position.
This key is often used to return the user to the beginning of the line or the beginning of a document.
This key ususally moves the cursor to the end of the line, paragraph, page, screen, cell, or document.
When this key is pressed, if the document being viewed has more than one page, the page view will be moved to the previous page.
When this key is pressed, if the document being viewed has more than one page, the page view will be moved to the next or following page.
These keys move the cursor up, down, right, and left.
This key enables and disables the numeric keypad. Turning this key on will allow the user to use the numbers on the keypad and turning the key off will enable the keypad's other functions such as using the keypad as an arrow pad.
The term for the blinking line or square that lets the user know where the next character will be typed. When using a mouse this term is also used to describe the object used to point, click, drag and drop items.
The location within a document where additional information will be inserted when the user begins to type. This location is commonly represented by a cursor called the I-cursor.
This term refers to the number keys.
The term used to refer to keys which contain letters, numbers, and special characters.
If a key contains two characters this term is used to indicate the top character.
If a key contains two characters this term is used to indicate the bottom character.
This term identifies the light or LED that shows the status of a device or key. For example the LED can show if your computer is on, your hard disk drive is working, or if your caps lock is on.
What key must be held down in order to type an upper character?
What style of keyboard do most computer users use today?
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