The computer keyboard is important because it is the most effective input tool for letters and characters. Computer keyboards are analogous to the keys on a typewriter. Even if the technology has the ability to create le... More »

A computer keyboard allows an operator to give commands to the computer in a simple way by pressing keys. The keys on a keyboard are typically labeled with their input function, ranging from letters of the alphabet to nu... More »

The two most common terms when talking about computers are hardware and software. Hardware is any physical component related to a computer system. It can be a circuit board, a camera or a keyboard. Software is a collecti... More » Technology Computers & Hardware

The Penn State University has a glossary of commonly used keyboard symbols for accented letters, foreign characters, currency, math symbols and punctuations. Alt codes for instant messaging, drawing, arrows and trademark... More »

The alpha characters on a keyboard are all of the standard letters that are used in language, A through Z. Alphanumeric is a term that refers to both the letters and numbers on a keyboard. More »

Typing is the act of inputting data into a computer by pressing the keys of a keyboard to produce the corresponding letters or symbols. Keyboards can be embedded into the computer or used as separate units. There are two... More » Technology Computers & Hardware Keyboard

Function keys provide enhanced functionality to the keyboard, making it more than just a primary tool for entering data into the computer. Each function key performs different tasks in different programs. Modern keyboard... More »