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ESCAPE KEY

1.Short forescape,escis a key located on


the top-left of a computer keyboard that
allows a user to cancel or abort operations.

TAB KEY

TAB is used for tabulation (indenting the first


line of a new paragraph) when using the
computer as a word processor. It is also used
to advance from one item to the next item
when filling in forms.

ALT KEY

TheAlt key(pronounced/lt/) on a
computer keyboard is used to change
(alternate) the function of other pressed
keys. Thus, the Alt key is amodifier key,
used in a similar fashion to theShift key. For
example, simply pressing "A" will type the
letter a, but if you hold down either Alt key
while pressing A, thecomputerwill perform
anAlt+Afunction, which varies fromprogram
to program.

CTRL KEY

Incomputing, aControl keyis amodifier key


which, when pressed in conjunction with
another key, performs a special operation
(for example,Ctrl+C); similar to theShift key
, the Control key rarely performs any
function when pressed by itself.

SPACE BAR

A long horizontalkeyon the lower edge of a


keyboardthat is always the largest key on
the keyboard. When thespacebar keyis
pressed it creates an empty space, also
known as a space character that helps
separate words and other characters in a
sentences. In the below keyboard picture, is
an example of the spacebar.

ENTER KEY

Alternatively referred to as areturn key,


theenter keywhen referring to a keyboard
is used to return acursorto the next line or
execute a command or operation. It is
common for most standard keyboards to have
two enter or return keys, one on the
keyboard and another on thenumeric keypad
.

CAPS LOCK KEY

Caps Lockis alock keyfound on many


computer keyboards, depending on the local
keyboard layoutthey implement. It is
located in the position of a similarShift
lockkey (and sometimes aCtrlkey) found in
some other keyboard layouts.

SHIFT KEY

Theshift keyis amodifier keyon akeyboard


, used to typecapital lettersand other
alternate "upper" characters. There are
typically two shift keys, on the left and right
sides of the row below thehome row. The
shift key's name originated from the
typewriter, where one had to press and hold
the button to shift up the case stamp to
change to capital letters; the shift key was
first used in theRemingtonNo. 2 Type-Writer
of 1878; the No. 1 model was capital-only.[1]

BACKSPACE KEY

Sometimes referred to as therubout key,


thebackspace keyorback space keyis a
keyboardkeyused to delete anycharacter
before the current position of thecursorthat
is adapted from typewriters. For example,
click themouse buttonat the end of the
below text and press backspace to delete the
last character in the line. As seen in the
picture the backspace key always has an
arrow that points to the left, on Apple
Macintosh computers, the backspace key is
delete.

CURSOR KEY

Cursor movement keysorarrow keysare


buttons on acomputer keyboardthat are
either programmed or designated to move
thecursorin a specified direction.[1]The
term "cursor movement key" is distinct from
"arrow key" in that the former term may
refer to any of various keys on a computer
keyboard designated for cursor movement,
whereas "arrow keys" generally refers to one
of four specific keys, typically marked with
arrows.

TYPEWRITER KEY

Atypewriteris a mechanical or
electromechanical machine for writing in
characters similar to those produced by
printer'smovable typeby means of keyboardoperated types striking a ribbon to transfer
ink or carbon impressions onto the paper

NUMERIC KEYPAD

Akeypad
thathasbecomeastandardfeatureofPC
keyboards
,consistingofarectangulararrayof17extra
keysattheright-handend:0-9,.,Num Lock
,/, *,-,+andEnter
.ApartfromNumLock,thesetypicallyduplic
atethefunctionofotherkeysbutaredesign
edtomakeenteringbasicnumericalcalculati
onsasquickasonadigitalcalculator.

EXTRA KEY

Many keyboards include somespecial


keys(also calledhotkeysormultimedia
keys), which are supposed to execute an
application or print special characters (not
included in the standard national keymaps).
udevcontains a large database of mappings
specific to individual keyboards, so common
keyboards usually work out of the box. If you
have very recent or uncommon piece of
hardware, you may need to adjust the
mapping manually.

WINDOWS KEY

Windows logo key(also known asWindows


key,start key,logo key,flag keyorflag) is
akeyboardkey which was originally
introduced on theMicrosoft Natural keyboard
before the release ofWindows 95. This key
became a standard key on PC keyboards.
Tapping this key invokes the operating
system'sstart menu, if it has one. In
Windows,Ctrl+Escperforms the same
function, in case the keyboard lacks this key.