The F1 through F12 keys on a keyboard are referred to as function keys. F1 is generally used as the help key, and F12's basic function is used to open the "Save as" window when using Microsoft Word.Know More
Although these keys have a main function, they can also be used in conjunction with other keys for other shortcuts.
A keyboard allows the user of a computer to input alphanumeric information and commands directly. Physical keyboards are most commonly operated by the user's hands while on-screen keyboards may be operated by voice, a mouse or other peripheral devices.Full Answer >
The function of keyboard keys may be customized and reassigned using software such as the IntelliType Pro. Versions of IntelliType are available for both Windows and Mac. For the Windows 8 version, IntelliType has been replaced with the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center as of 2015.Full Answer >
A keyboard freezes up because of a broken connection between it and the motherboard, and this can be a product of continual wear and tear. Once the ribbon or cable connecting the motherboard to the keyboard fails to transmit data, the keyboard loses functionality on the computer; causing the freeze.Full Answer >
A Kanji keyboard is a type of keyboard that lets a user type a document using Japanese Kanji characters. A user either types with a virtual Kanji keyboard or installs the keyboard software in his computer. Kanji keyboards are available online through various venues.Full Answer >