About The Computer Keyboard keys information

About The Computer Keyboard keys information. The keyboard is used for entering data into the computer system. It can type words, numbers and symbols.

  • Buttons on the keyboard are called keys
  • Whatever you type on the keyboard can be seen on the monitor.

The keyboard and computer mouse are input devices. These are used for performing various functions. A computer keyboard has 104 keys. The keyboard has Letter keys, Number keys, Function keys, Arrow keys and Special keys. Let us learn about a few more keys on a keyboard.

computer keyboard layout

Symbol Keys: Keyboard symbols

These keys have special sings and symbols, which are to the right of the letter keys such as: /, :, “,<, > etc.

The special characters are also placed over the numbers on the Number keys such as:!,  @, #, $, %, * etc.

You can use these as Symbol keys by pressing the Shift key along with the Number key. Number keys that can serve as Symbol keys


Function keys:

There are 12 functions keys from   F1 to F12 at the top the keyboard. Each Function key has a different job to perform. Function keys information for kids

Letter keys:

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

keyboard Letter keys information

Shift Key: Shift Key

Shift Key is used with the other keys for different purpose.

If you press and hold the shift key along with a Letter key, it will type that letter in capital even when the Caps Lock is turned off.

For examples:
  Computer shift key+ a   gives   A    (when the Caps Lock is off).



  Computer shift key+ A   gives   a   (when the Caps Lock is on).


There are some keys on the keyboard which have two symbols or a number and symbols or a number and a symbol on it.

To type the upper symbol on you need to press and hold the Shift key along with the Symbol key.

For examples:
  Computer shift key+ 1 Gives  !



  Computer shift key+3  Gives #


Tab Key:Tab Key

You can press the tab key to move the cursor several spaces forward at once.

Escape Key:

Escape key

The short form of Escape key is ESC. It is placed at the top left corner in most of the keyboards. This key allows us to cancel an operation.


Computer Keyboard keys Glossary :


Keyboard: This is used to enter data into the computer system.

Escape key: It allows to cancel an operation.

Function key: Each of these key have a different job to perform.

Shift key: It is used with the other key for different purposes.

Symbol keys: These have special signs and symbols.

Tab key: It moves the cursor several spaces forward at once.

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