How To Use A Computer keyboard

The most common type of keyboard is known as a ‘QWERTY’ keyboard after the keys on the top row of letters. It was made by C L Scholes in the 1860s when he was working out the best place to set the keys on a manual typewriter.

About The Computer Keyboard Keys info. The keyboard is used for inserting data into the computer system. It could kind words, numbers, and symbols. The keyboard and mouse are input devices. Those are used for making different functions. The keyboard has 104 keys. The keyboard has Number keys, Function keys, letter keys, and Special keys. Let us know about a few more keys on a keyboard. Many times, this can be confusing for anybody unfamiliar with every of the symbols on a keyboard. The table below names non-alphanumeric keys with a description or link for additional information.


Computer keyboard key explanations

Key-                           /Symbol Explanation
Esc-                              (Escape) key
Caps –                         lock Caps lock key
Shift –                        Shift key
Ctrl –                          Ctrl (Control) key
Fn –                           (Function) key
Alt-                          (Alternate) key (PC Only; Mac users have Selection key)
Spacebar –             Spacebar key
Arrows-                  Up, Down, Left, Right Arrow Keys
Pause-                     Pause key
Backspace-           (or Backspace) key
Delete –                    or Del key
Enter –                     Enter key
Break –                    Break key
Print Screen-        Print Screen key
Scroll lock-            Scroll lock key
Insert –                    Insert key
home-                       Home key
page up-                 Page up or page up key
page down-           Page down or page down key
Finish-                     End key
Num Lock-            Num Lock key
@ –                            Ampersat, Arobase, Asper and, At, or At symbol
` –                             Acute, Back quote, grave, grave accent, left quote, open quote, or push
! –                             Exclamation sign, Exclamation point, or Bang
# –                           Octothorpe, Number, Pound, sharp, or Hash
£ –                            Pounds Sterling or Pound symbol
$ –                            Dollar sign or generic currency
¢ –                             Cent sign
¥ –                           Chinese language/Japenese Yuan
§ –                             Micro or Part
° –                               Degree
^ –                          Caret or Circumflex
& –                        Ampersand, Epershand, or And
* –                         Asterisk and sometimes referred to as the star.
( –                                  Open parenthesis
) –                                  Close parenthesis
– –                                  Hyphen, Minus or Dash
_ –                                 Underscore
% –                                Percent
+ –                                Plus
€ –                                Euro
=-                                Equal
” –                               class=”synonym”> Close Brace, squiggly brackets, or curly bracket
[ –                               Open bracket
] –                               Closed bracket
|-                               Pipe, or Vertical bar
–                              Backslash or Reverse Solidus
/ –                            Forward slash, Solidus, or Whack
: –                               Colon
; –                            Semicolon
‘ –                           Apostrophe or Single Quote
. –                          Period, dot or Full Stop
< –                           Less Than or Angle brackets
>-                        Higher Than or Angle brackets
,-                                         Comma
?-                               Question Mark
” –                           Quote, Inverted commas, or Quotation sign,

Symbol Keys:

keyboard keyboard
Those keys have special sings and symbols, which are to the right of the letter keys such as /, “, < , > , etc. These are the special characters placed over the numbers on the Number keys such as:! @, #, $, %, * and so forth. You can also use these as Symbol keys by pressing the Shift key along with the Number key.

Operate keys:


There are 12 features keys from F1 to F12 on the high the keyboard. Each Operate key has several jobs to perform.

Letter keys:

There are  26 letter keys in 3 rows. First row (Q, W, E, R, T, Y, U, I, O, P) 10 letters. Next row (A, S, D, F, G, H, J, K, L) 9 letters and the row (Z, X, C, V, B, N, M) 7 letters. These are middle on the keyboard. And used to typing the words.

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