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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+tap 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 WPM means abbreviation
backspace the typewriter key used for back spacing
keyboarding posture
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 short cut
ctrl In computing, a Control key is a modifier key which, when pressed in conjunction with another key, performs a special operation; similar to the Shift key, the Control key rarely performs any function when pressed by itself. ...
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
cursoer 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 Service definition is key to service management. Service definition enables both the customer and the service provider to know what to expect and not expect
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 1. Music the basic key in which a work is written; the tonic key. 2. a key on a computer or typewriter keyboard that acts as the base position for one's fingers in touch-typing.
spacebar a long key on a typewriter or computer keyboard for making a space between words.
fuction keys a button on a computer keyboard, distinct from the main alphanumeric keys, to which software can assign a particular function.
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.
Created by: kgang