Functions of Every Key - Keys on the Computer Keyboard and their Functions

by Aryan Singh
(Saharsa Bihar)

Write function of every keys of keyboard in details with their names.


Keys on the computer keyboard

Alt key
a computer key that you press together with another key so that the other key does something different from what it usually does. You can also refer to this key simply as Alt.

arrow key
one of four computer keys marked with an up, down, left, or right arrow, used for moving the cursor

backspace
the key that you press on a keyboard to move one space backwards in a document

caps lock
a key on a computer keyboard that makes all the keys produce capital letters

character set
a complete set of letters, numbers, or symbols that can be used by a computer

command key
on some computers, a key that you press together with another key to make the computer do a particular thing

control
the control key on a computer keyboard

control key
a key on a computer keyboard that is used in combination with other keys for doing particular operations. This key is usually marked ‘Ctrl’.
ctrl abbreviation
control: the control key on a computer keyboard

delete key
a computer key that removes characters. This key is sometimes simply referred to as del.

enter key
a key on a computer keyboard that makes the computer perform an action or start a new line of writing

escape
the escape key on a computer

escape key
a key on a computer keyboard that allows someone to stop an action, leave a program, or return to a previous menu. This key is usually marked ‘Esc’.

function key
a special button on a computer keyboard that is used for a particular operation in a program. The keys near the top of a keyboard marked ‘F1’ to ‘F12’ are function keys.

hot key
a key on a computer keyboard that provides a short way of performing a set of actions

key
one of the parts that you press on a keyboard to make it produce letters, numbers etc

keypad
the part at the side of a computer keyboard that has number keys and arrow keys on it

numeric keypad
the part of a computer keyboard to the right of the main keys that has keys with numbers on them

Num Lock
a computer key that you press to make the number keys below it enter numbers and not be used for moving up and down a document

pound key
american the hash key on a telephone keypad or computer keyboard

return
a return key

return key
a key on a computer keyboard that makes the computer perform an action or start a new line of writing

shift
computing a shift key on a computer keyboard

shift key
the key that you press on a computer keyboard when you want to write a capital letter

short cut
computing a computer icon or a combination of keys on the keyboard such as ‘Alt + C’ that helps you to do something on the computer more quickly, for example go to a particular program or copy information

space bar
the long narrow bar at the front of a computer keyboard that you press to make a space between words when you are typing

star key
the key with the asterisk symbol (*) on a telephone keypad or computer keyboard

tab
computing a button on a computer keyboard or typewriter that you press to move several spaces along the same line

tab key
a tab on a computer keyboard

toggle
computing a key or command (=instruction) on a computer that you use to move from one operation or program to another and back again

touchpad
computing a small flat surface on a laptop computer that you touch with your finger in order to move the cursor on the screen

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