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Keyboarding Vocab

Keyboarding Vocabulary

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Posture a position of a person's body when standing or sitting.
Hardware tools, machinery, and other durable equipment.
Alt+tab Alt+Tab ↹ is the common name for a keyboard shortcut that has been in Microsoft Windows since Windows 3.0. This shortcut switches between top-level windows without using the mouse; hence it was named Task Switcher.
Homerow Touch typing is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. Specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory.
Accuracy the quality or state of being correct or precise.
WPM Words per minute, commonly abbreviated WPM, is a measure of input or output speed. For the purpose of typing measurement, each word is standardized to be five characters or keystrokes long, including spaces and punctuation.
Backspace a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard that causes the carriage or cursor to move backward.
Keyboarding Posture Known as hand-span. Hand-span tells you how far you should sit away from your keyboard. If you sit too far away, you will not be able to reach the keys above homerow. If you sit too close, you will not be able to reach the keys below homerow.
Caps Lock Caps lock is a lock key found on many computer keyboards, depending on the local keyboard layout they implement. It is located in the position of a similar Shift lock key found in some other keyboard layouts.
Keyboard Shortcut In computing, a keyboard shortcut is a set of one or several keys that invoke a software or operating system operation when triggered by the user. The meaning of term "keyboard shortcut" can vary depending on software manufacturer.
Control Key(Ctrl) a key that alters the function of another key if both are pressed at the same time.
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.
Cursor Control key (Cursor-control keys (keyboard)) Keys on terminal or microcomputer keyboards, usually designated with arrows, that position the screen cursor up, down, right or left.
Service Keys Enter your service key in the Service Key field. (If you have the disk delivery service, you will also need to enter the latest disk delivery key that you received.)
Delete remove or obliterate (written or printed matter), esp. by drawing a line through it or marking it with a delete sign.
Shift key a slight change in position, direction, or tendency.
Enter/Return Used to move the cursor down a line.
Software the programs and other operating information used by a computer.
Home keys
Created by: mbolden