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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 metalware, as tools, locks, hinges, or cutlery.
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.
Accuracy the condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; freedom from error or defect; precision or exactness; correctness.
WPM words per minute
Backspace to shift the carriage or typing element of a typewriter one space backward by depressing a special key.
Keyboarding Posture the relative disposition of the parts of something.
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 controls keys are the keys on computer keyboards that move the cursor. For example, the arrow keys move cursor up, down, left and right. In addition, most keyboards have End, Home, Page Up , Page Down , and Backspace keys
Service Keys
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 the basic key in which a work is written; the tonic key.
Spacebar a long key on a typewriter 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 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.
Gross WPM
Net WPM
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