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Keyboarding Vocab

Keyboarding Vocabulary

Posture the position of a person's body while standing or sitting
alt+tab switch between windows
accuracy the quality or state of being correct or precise
backspace a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard that causes the carriage or cursor to move backward
caps lock a lock key found on many computer keyboards
control key a key that alters the function of another key if both are pressed at the same time
cursor control key Keys on terminal or microcomputer keyboards, usually designated with arrows, that position the screen cursor up, down, right or left
delete discards the character ahead of the cursor's position, moving all following characters one position "back" towards the freed letterspace
enter/return a key on a computer keyboard that is used to perform various functions, such as executing a command or selecting options on a menu
home keys a key on a computer or typewriter keyboard that acts as the base position for one's fingers in touch-typing
function keys a button on a computer keyboard, distinct from the main alphanumeric keys, to which software can assign a particular function
gross wpm the typing speed that you typed in one minute its getting by total key Stroke and then divided by total minute to get word per minute speed.
hardware tools, machinery, and other durable equipment
homerow the row on a typewriter or computer keyboard that contains the keys to which four fingers of each hand return as a base, on a QWERTY keyboard being A, S, D, and F for the left hand and J, K, L, and the semicolon for the right.
WPM words per minute
keyboarding posture sitting up straight at a desk with relaxed shoulders and feet flat on the floor.
keyboard shortcut a set of one or several keys that invoke a software or operating system operation when triggered by the user
QWERTY denoting the standard layout on English-language typewriters and keyboards, having q, w, e, r, t, and y as the first keys from the left on the top row of letters
service keys a key that perform routine maintenance or repair work on a vehicle or machine
shift key 1.keyboard key making letters capitals: a key on a computer or typewriter keyboard that is pressed to produce capital letters or other characters
software 1.programs and applications for computer: programs and applications that can be run on a computer system, e.g. word processing or database packages
spacebar a horizontal bar on a typewriter keyboard that is depressed in order to resume typing one space to the right.
PrtSc Print screen is a key present on most PC keyboards. It is typically situated in the same section as the break key and scroll lock key. The print screen may share the same key as system request.
Net WPM total number of keystrokes - number of mistyped words * error factor/ time
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