Using the Keyboard
Your keyboard has all the standard functions of a full-sized computer
keyboard plus a
The standard functions of the keyboard can be further divided into four
Typewriter keys are similar to the keys on a typewriter. Several keys are
added such as the
Control key is normally used in combination with other keys for
program-specific functions. The Alternate key is normally used in
combination with other keys for program-specific functions. The Escape
key is usually used for stopping a process. Examples are exiting a
program and canceling a command. The function depends on the
program you are using. When the lock keys (
) are pressed, their corresponding indicators light up on the
computer's device indicators.
NOTE: The word "cursor" refers to the indicator on the screen that lets you know
exactly where on your screen anything you type will appear. It can take the form of a
vertical or horizontal line, a block, or one of many other shapes.
key added for specific functions.
, and lock keys for special purposes. The
Operating Your Computer