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keyboarding vocab

keyboarding vocabulary

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posture the position of a person's body while standing or sitting
alt+tab switch between windows
hardware tools, machinery, and other durable equipment.
homerow the bank of keys on a keyboard containing the home keys
accuracy the quality or state of being correct or precise.
WPM how many words are typed per minute
backspace a key on a keyboard or computer keyboard that causes the carriage or cursor to move backward.
keyboarding posture the posture or position you're in while typing
caps lock Caps lock is a lock key found on many computer keyboards, depending on the local keyboard layout they implement
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
control key 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 ) Keys on terminal or microcomputer keyboards, usually designated with arrows, that position the screen cursor up, down, right or left
shift key a slight change in position, direction, or tendency
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
software the programs and other operating information used by a computer
home keys a key on a computer or typewriter keyboard that acts as the base position for one's fingers in touch-typing (index finer)
spacebar a long key on a keyboard or computer keyboard for making a space between words
function keys a button on a computer keyboard, distinct from the main alphanumeric keys, to which software can assign a particular function
prtSc Web definitions 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
Gross WPM similar to WPM except it does not account for any errors.
Net WPM total speed with errors calculated
Created by: kburdette