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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 key on a computer keyboard that you press to make any letters you type appear as capital letters until you press it again
Control key (Ctrl) 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 When struck on a computer keyboard during text or command editing, the delete key discards the character ahead of the cursor's position, moving all following characters one position back
Enter/Return The Return key moves the cursor (or insertion point) to the beginning of the next line. But more important, it returns control to whatever program is currently running.
Home keys a key on a computer or typewriter keyboard that acts as the base position for one's fingers in touch-typing. (F,J)
Function Keys a button on a computer keyboard, distinct from the main alphanumeric keys, to which software can assign a particular function.
Gross WPM WPM (Words Per Minute) is a calculation of exactly how fast you type with no error penalties
Hardware tools, machinery, and other durable equipment.
WPM Words Per Minute
Keyboarding Posture Sitting up straight with feet flat on floor and not too much pressure on your wrist or elbows
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.
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
Shift Key a slight change in position, direction, or tendency.
Software the programs and other operating information used by a computer
Spacebar A bar at the bottom of the keyboard of a typewriter or computer that when pressed down introduces a horizontal space into text, as between words. a horizontal bar on a typewriter or computer keyboard that is pressed to insert a space.
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 a measure of typing productivity than of just typing speed. Measures accuracy
Created by: akish