1 0 obj How many keys are on a computer keyboard. stream << /Length 2 0 R If you have an OEM computer, such as a Hewlett Packard or Dell, the software and drivers are available on the computer manufacturer's website. These four buttons, or keys, are considered special keys. /Filter /FlateDecode For example, if you have an e-mail special key, you may want the key to open Mozilla Thunderbird instead of Microsoft Outlook. The original typewriter keyboard included the traditional letters, numbers, a few punctuation marks, and a few spacing keys (space, tab, backspace, carriage return). The table below identifies non- alphanumeric keys with a description or link for additional information. Some keyboards also allow you to program keys to perform other various actions. @���P�A��W%�y��%�-�,�֪J�6zVU���h�d�`�л�+�>�tR�'Ty�.�bc�a�,1�b�{wܾz�O ]�U��lQ��=��e ����_F��g U�>�PA��*7��qF��A�� M���&���6 ���A9.�lg�:������AG/��YJ��N���R]�W�]�Dћ��v•��'�{[email protected]=���.-cD?�ta���^��:��7'\`x2��⳧ӕw���`Xt|n����"���P�������/(.��-�4���Dƀ�DŽ��:�R�(�plp�ꟸ����D�Q��2�3��"�aSH�Q�����XT�eaXDo��FVIՈȿ�l�2Nd�bL7��M��%�8 ��c�J�h�T%I)o�|ӣ#r��ϢU%I���I�����")l$��`n#��e��HR�F�d�H5�(�SƎ�,0v�����O��*��~T���a�S��20�be5횈�!/��t%��!W�o#��[email protected] ᔬB�,��[���d_���]H�e\��mdC�&&T�&���$�. Because these keys are special, they require software and drivers that are included with the keyboard. There are no computer technology standards that dictate the number of special keys to be included on a keyboard. x��Zێ�� }`������l pf��{��ڤ(f When dealing with technical commands that use a keyboard (for example, web pages or the command line), you may hear such things as forward slash, backslash, and caret. ; Press the Alt key, and hold it down. )�z�0�5�3��ށ�8-�I��SV)���*�;�. The windows key on the keyboard is optimized for Windows can be used to open the start menu, and can also be used in combination with other keys to open different elements within a Windows computer or carry out certain operations, like ‘Windows + L’ to lock the com… With the second four buttons shown in the picture above, you can see that they are the function keys F9 to F12. The shift key is a modifier key on a keyboard, used to type capital letters and other alternate "upper" characters. A special key or media key, or multimedia key is a keyboard key that performs a special function not included with the traditional 104-key keyboard. You can see that the first four buttons shown control the volume of the speakers and the computer's brightness. The function keys, labeled F1 to F12 in order, are located at the top of a keyboard. *��B�G8z"��ܦ)) e�H Special keys are found on keyboards often referred to as multimedia keyboards. The special keys on the keyboard are used to carry out some special activities like the ‘Delete’ button to delete some file or any character which is in front of the cursor, the enter or return key to move to the next line for typing some text and so on. There are many buttons on a keyboard with different functions, including a multi-purpose set of keys in the “function” row. The numbers corresponding to the number pad can usually be seen on the bottom edge of other keys (usually ones on the right side of the keyboard). By default, each of these F keys has a special function defined by the operating system or the running program. To type a special character, using an Alt keyboard sequence: Ensure that the Num Lock key has been pressed, to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard. YOA�ص�����ח���C�����Y���c[ҳs�����Rr��TI��%��D ��}�Y������m�3�#u���B�;G"+>�!Xi�O��0�|� Uz� |ˮ���{K��Þ��f�7f'Q�њy�D̒B��l$��0��S�Lvؘ?א����(�x��f�߃r��ו������[email protected]����T��~�~�~��/ ��I��V.3��,`�T��"�P2��yj 4/����y���NO4�9�"EQ�Q6�o�/�������)Y�������_���U��ϯ����}}}���O)�[���m��j'릯?O?Đ����|}��6��!������$�鉧'�>y���� m���7b�"+/ɥ5��Rp����^;��c���'�ٲφ�[h���,n�Y�Mwg���:��J��Eg�E�9���#��M-)�f� /��4�>ʹ�tJ�a��9�TIY!8X�Oo��!C��=X�E\,i{ͦ��y��� %�s0]�c l�0�M `��x�^��r$P�n��V� Zq��ٟ��{��^`�� ; Release the Alt key, and the character will appear. %���� However, they also have orange icons that perform the special functions of controlling music. Toggle keys, like the Print Screen and Scroll Lock, are not special keys because they are on all keyboards. The included software may also allow you to choose how these keys function on your keyboard. %PDF-1.4 Some keyboards may also have special keys that perform more than one function with the use of an FN key. If you wanted to skip an audio track, you would press the FN key and F12 key at the same time. To use special keys that have a dual purpose like these keys, press the FN key and the special key at the same time.