Computer Keyboard Vocabulary
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A key that is pressed and held immediately before or at the same time as another key is struck to perform a special pre-defined function.
Keys that move the cursor or a selected picture in the directions indicated by the arrow on the key.
A key that removes the character to the left of the cursor and moves the cursor to the left of the removed character.
A key that when locked (on) causes all letter keys to produce capital letters without using the Shift key. It is unlocked by pressing the key again.
A key that is pressed and held immediately before or at the same time as another key is struck, to perform a special pre-defined function.
A key that removes the character to the right of the cursor without changing the cursor's position.
Enter (sometimes called Return)
A key that when struck causes the cursor to move to the left margin and down to the next line.
A key used to transfer to another section of the software or to "back out" of commands.
Function Keys (F Keys)
Special keys at the top of a keyboard that can be used alone or in combination with other keys to perform special functions.
A computer input device that uses an arrangement of buttons (keys) to input characters, commands, and functions to the computer.
A key that when locked (on) switches the numeric keypad to a calculator keypad. When it is unlocked the numeric keypad functions like a navigational keypad. It is unlocked by pressing the key again.
A calculator type keypad on the right side of the keyboard that is used when calculations are to be performed in a software or when large amounts of numeric data are to be entered. It is enabled when the Num Lock key is locked.
Keys used to select the upper character displayed on a key or the upper case of a letter key. It selects the lower case character if the Caps Lock is on. It can also be used to select the upper symbol on a key that displays 2 symbols.
A key that when struck causes the cursor to move to a preset position, such as in indenting paragraphs.
Keys that when used alone will bring up the Start menu in Microsoft Windows, or when used with another key will perform a special desktop function.
A key that modifies the action of another key when it is pressed together with the other key.
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