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Know Your Computer

1. Keyboard- An arrangement of letter, figure, symbol, control, function, and editing keys and a numeric keypad.
2. CPU (Central Processing Unit) - The internal operating unit or “brain” of a computer.
3. Disk Drive- A unit that reads and writes onto disks using magnetic impulses.
4. Monitor- A TV-like device used to display information on a screen.
5. Mouse- A device that is moved across a pad on the desk surface to control movements of an indicator on the screen.
6. Printer- A unit connected to a computer that prints copy on paper.
7. Function (F) Keys- Perform software functions when used alone or in combination with other keys.
8. Backspace- Deletes the character to the left of the cursor.
9. Enter (Return)- Causes the cursor to move to the left margin and down to the next line.
10.Delete- Deletes the character at the cursor.
11. Insert- Switches between insert mode and type over mode.
12. Num Lock- Switches the numeric keypad between numeric entry and editing.
13. Numeric Keypad- A calculator-type keyboard used to enter all-number copy and perform calculations.
14. Arrow Keys- Move the cursor in the direction indicated by the arrow on each key.
15. Control (CTRL)- Performs a software function when depressed as another key struck.
16. Shift Key- Makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys.
17. Alternate (ALT)- Performs a software function when depressed immediately before or as another key is struck.
18. Space Bar- Inserts space between words and sentences.
19. Caps Lock- Capitalizes all letters when locked down.
20. Tab- Moves the cursor to a preset position.
21. Escape (ESC)- Exits unwanted menus and dialog boxes in word processing software.
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