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Keyboarding keys

Description of keys on a QWERTY keyboard

Alternate key (Alt) executes commands with other key(s)
Arrow keys move the insertion point in the direction indicated by the arrow on each key
Backspace deletes the character to the left of the insertion point
Control key (Ctrl) executes commands with other key(s)
Delete removes the character to the right of the insertion point
Enter/Return causes the insertion point to move to the left margin and down to the next line
Caps lock capitalizes all letters when locked down
Gross words a minute (GWAM) the number of standard words keyed in one minute
Keyboarding posture the correct seating position taught when developing typing skills
Shift makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys
Space bar inserts space between words and sentences
Tab key moves the insertion point to a preset position
Insert moves text to make room for adding letters
touch typing type of keyboarding we use
QWERTY name of the keyboard we use
home moves the cursor to the beginning of a line
end moves the cursor to the end of a line or document
Created by: fitstell
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