Computer Basics Tutorial 2 – A Keyboard Tutorial
Even today, the keyboard is still the preferred method of entering text into a computer. Although advances have been made in voice and handwriting recognition, nothing beats the speed and accuracy of a keyboard, even in the hands of a novice typist! In this keyboard tutorial, we’ll get you oriented with the keyboard and show you how to use the most important functions.
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Keyboards come in all kinds of varieties and yours might look different from the one shown in the video. Many keyboards have a number pad on the far right. These keys provide another set of cursor keys or an alternative method of entering numbers. To enable number entry with the number pad, you need to press the “Num Lock” key.
Some keyboards also have different layouts for letters, sometimes designed to better accommodate different languages. Two popular alternative keyboard layouts are the AZERTY layout and the Dvorak layout.
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