There are two bumps on the bottom of the Home Row Keys for F and J. You use your pointer fingers to feel for these bumps first. On a paper version of a blank computer keyboard, you will see small lines on the bottom of the F and J keys. See the image below for an example:
When you tap on the ENTER key while you are typing it will drop the cursor down to the next line. Let’s try using the Enter key.
The SHIFT key is used to either type capital letters with the keyboard or to type numbers or symbols that appear on the top half of a keyboard key. The SHIFT key works when you press and hold it down while pressing another key. There are two SHIFT keys on a QWERTY keyboard.
When you tap on the TAB key while you are typing move the cursor to the right a few spaces. Using the TAB key is helpful when you are typing paragraphs and need to indent the first line of text. Text is any letter, number, symbol or space that you type with your keyboard.
When you tap on the BACKSPACE key while you are typing it will remove a character to the left of the cursor. A character can be any letter, number, symbol or space that you type.
When you tap on the DELETE key while you are typing it will remove a character to the right of the cursor. Remember, a character can be any letter, number, symbol or space that you type.
The PRINT SCREEN key only needs to be pressed one time to take a screenshot of everything that you see on your screen. The image temporarilysaves to a virtual clipboard so that you can use the paste command to place the image in a document.
The Control (Ctrl) key needs to be pressed, before you tap any other key, and held down while you press the second key. The CONTROL (Ctrl) key works with many other keys to create keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts can be used instead of selecting menu options from the toolbars in many programs. There are two CONTROL (Ctrl) keys on a QWERTY keyboard.
This key works like a switch. It is called a toggle key because it stays on until you press it again. Pressing the CAPS LOCK key one time capitalizes each letter typed on the keyboard. When you tap the CAPS LOCK key again, the letter keys you type afterward will type as lower case letters in your document. CAPS LOCK only works on letter keys and does not work on the rest of the keys, such as numbers and symbols.
The NUM LOCK key works like a switch just like the Caps Lock key does. It is also called a toggle key because it stays on until you press it again. Pressing the NUM LOCK key one time turns the numbers on the number keypad on. When you tap the NUM LOCK key again, numbers no longer work and the keys have other functions.
The ARROW Keys are used to move the cursor around. These keys are helpful when you need to move the cursor around in text in a document.
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