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Keyboarding Vocab

Keyboarding Vocabulary

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Posture The position of a person's bodyn while standing or sitting
Alt + tab Switch between windows
Hardware tools, machinery, and other durable equipment.
homerow the row on a typewriter or computer keyboard that contains the keys (home 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 WPM means "Words Per Minute"
keyboarding posture Ergonomics is the science concerned with designing safe and comfortable machines for humans
Keyboard shortcut A keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys that, when pressed simultaneously, perform some task that ordinarily requires use of a mouse or other input device and may take longer to do.
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.
Shift a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard used to switch between two sets of characters or functions, principally between lower- and upper-case letters. noun: shift key
Software the programs and other operating information used by a computer.
Space bar a long key on a typewriter or computer keyboard for making a space between words.
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 Gross speed indicates the total number of characters you have typed divided by your time (with spaces and punctuation). When you mistype a word, an error is marked. The net speed is your total speed with the errors calculated into the result.
Accuracy the degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to the correct value or a standard.
Backspace a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard that causes the carriage or cursor to move backward.
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
Control key a key that alters the function of another key if both are pressed at the same time.
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.
Delete remove or obliterate (written or printed matter), esp. by drawing a line through it or marking it with a delete sign.
Enter 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 key a key on a computer or typewriter keyboard that acts as the base position for one's fingers in touch-typing.
Function key a button on a computer keyboard, distinct from the main alphanumeric keys, to which software can assign a particular function.
Gross wpm Alternatively referred to as GWPM, which is short for Gross Words Per Minute, GWAM is short for Gross Words A Minute and is similar to WPM except it does not account for any errors.
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