Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Download
Faster access than browser!
 

Function key

Index Function key

A function key is a key on a computer or terminal keyboard which can be programmed so as to cause an operating system command interpreter or application program to perform certain actions, a form of soft key. [1]

75 relations: Alt key, Amiga, Apple Extended Keyboard, AppleScript, Apricot PC, ASCII, Aspect ratio (image), Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, BBC Micro, BIOS, Casio, Classic Mac OS, Coleco Adam, Command key, Command-line interface, Commodore 128, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Computer, Computer keyboard, Computer terminal, Context menu, Dashboard (macOS), De facto standard, English language, Fn key, Friden Flexowriter, General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, Graphing calculator, Help key, Hewlett-Packard, HP 2640, HP 9800 series, HP-UX, Human interface guidelines, IBM 3270, IBM 5250, IBM Common User Access, IBM PC keyboard, IBM Personal Computer, IBM Personal Computer XT, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer Developer Tools, Kiosk software, Laptop, Light-emitting diode, Liquid-crystal display, Macintosh, ..., MacOS, Menu bar, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, Mission Control (macOS), Model M keyboard, MS-DOS, Multi-function display, NEC, Northgate Computers, Numeric keypad, Parallelogram, PC-8000 series, Plugboard, Power-on self-test, Safe mode, Screenshot, Soft key, Texas Instruments, TI-83 series, Typewriter, URL, VT100, Web browser, Word processor. Expand index (25 more) »

Alt key

The Alt key (pronounced or) on a computer keyboard is used to change (alternate) the function of other pressed keys.

New!!: Function key and Alt key · See more »

Amiga

The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985.

New!!: Function key and Amiga · See more »

Apple Extended Keyboard

The Apple Extended Keyboard (AEK, model M0115) is a keyboard that was first sold separately alongside the Macintosh II and SE starting in 1987.

New!!: Function key and Apple Extended Keyboard · See more »

AppleScript

AppleScript is a scripting language created by Apple Inc. that facilitates automated control over scriptable Mac applications.

New!!: Function key and AppleScript · See more »

Apricot PC

The Apricot PC was a personal computer produced by Apricot Computers.

New!!: Function key and Apricot PC · See more »

ASCII

ASCII, abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard for electronic communication.

New!!: Function key and ASCII · See more »

Aspect ratio (image)

The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.

New!!: Function key and Aspect ratio (image) · See more »

Atari 8-bit family

The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992.

New!!: Function key and Atari 8-bit family · See more »

Atari ST

The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family.

New!!: Function key and Atari ST · See more »

BBC Micro

The British Broadcasting Corporation Microcomputer System, or BBC Micro, is a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by the Acorn Computer company for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

New!!: Function key and BBC Micro · See more »

BIOS

BIOS (an acronym for Basic Input/Output System and also known as the System BIOS, ROM BIOS or PC BIOS) is non-volatile firmware used to perform hardware initialization during the booting process (power-on startup), and to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs.

New!!: Function key and BIOS · See more »

Casio

is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

New!!: Function key and Casio · See more »

Classic Mac OS

Classic Mac OS is a colloquial term used to describe a series of operating systems developed for the Macintosh family of personal computers by Apple Inc. from 1984 until 2001.

New!!: Function key and Classic Mac OS · See more »

Coleco Adam

The Coleco Adam is a home computer, and expansion for the ColecoVision (port 3), released in 1983 by American toy and video game manufacturer Coleco Industries, Inc..

New!!: Function key and Coleco Adam · See more »

Command key

The Command key (⌘), also historically known as the Apple key, clover key, open-Apple key, splat key, pretzel key, or propeller key, is a modifier key present on Apple keyboards.

New!!: Function key and Command key · See more »

Command-line interface

A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

New!!: Function key and Command-line interface · See more »

Commodore 128

The Commodore 128, also known as the C128, C-128, C.

New!!: Function key and Commodore 128 · See more »

Commodore 64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).

New!!: Function key and Commodore 64 · See more »

Commodore VIC-20

The VIC-20 (in Germany: VC-20; In Japan: VIC-1001) is an 8-bit home computer that was sold by Commodore Business Machines.

New!!: Function key and Commodore VIC-20 · See more »

Computer

A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.

New!!: Function key and Computer · See more »

Computer keyboard

In computing, a computer keyboard is a typewriter-style device which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys to act as mechanical levers or electronic switches.

New!!: Function key and Computer keyboard · See more »

Computer terminal

A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device that is used for entering data into, and displaying or printing data from, a computer or a computing system.

New!!: Function key and Computer terminal · See more »

Context menu

A context menu (also called contextual, shortcut, and pop up or pop-up menu) is a menu in a graphical user interface (GUI) that appears upon user interaction, such as a right-click mouse operation.

New!!: Function key and Context menu · See more »

Dashboard (macOS)

Dashboard is an application for Apple Inc.'s macOS operating systems, used as a secondary desktop for hosting mini-applications known as widgets.

New!!: Function key and Dashboard (macOS) · See more »

De facto standard

A standard is a custom or convention that has achieved a dominant position by public acceptance or market forces (for example, by early entrance to the market).

New!!: Function key and De facto standard · See more »

English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

New!!: Function key and English language · See more »

Fn key

The Fn key, short form for function, is a modifier key on many keyboards, especially on laptops, used in a compact layout to combine keys which are usually kept separate.

New!!: Function key and Fn key · See more »

Friden Flexowriter

The Friden Flexowriter was a teleprinter, a heavy-duty electric typewriter capable of being driven not only by a human typing, but also automatically by several methods, including direct attachment to a computer and by use of paper tape.

New!!: Function key and Friden Flexowriter · See more »

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark was a supersonic, medium-range interdictor and tactical attack aircraft that also filled the roles of strategic nuclear bomber, aerial reconnaissance, and electronic-warfare aircraft in its various versions.

New!!: Function key and General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark · See more »

Graphing calculator

A graphing calculator (also graphics / graphic display calculator) is a handheld computer that is capable of plotting graphs, solving simultaneous equations, and performing other tasks with variables.

New!!: Function key and Graphing calculator · See more »

Help key

A Help key, found in the shape of a dedicated key explicitly labeled, or as another key, typically one of the function keys, on a computer keyboard, is a key which, when pressed, produces information on the screen/display to aid the user in his/her current task, such as using a specific function in an application program.

New!!: Function key and Help key · See more »

Hewlett-Packard

The Hewlett-Packard Company (commonly referred to as HP) or shortened to Hewlett-Packard was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

New!!: Function key and Hewlett-Packard · See more »

HP 2640

The HP 2640A and other HP 264X models were block-mode "smart" and intelligent ASCII standard serial terminals produced by Hewlett-Packard using the Intel 8008 and 8080 microprocessors.

New!!: Function key and HP 2640 · See more »

HP 9800 series

The HP 9800 was a family of what were initially called programmable calculators and later desktop computers made by Hewlett-Packard, replacing their first HP 9100 calculator.

New!!: Function key and HP 9800 series · See more »

HP-UX

HP-UX (from "Hewlett Packard Unix") is Hewlett Packard Enterprise's proprietary implementation of the Unix operating system, based on UNIX System V (initially System III) and first released in 1984.

New!!: Function key and HP-UX · See more »

Human interface guidelines

Human interface guidelines (HIG) are software development documents which offer application developers a set of recommendations.

New!!: Function key and Human interface guidelines · See more »

IBM 3270

The IBM 3270 is a class of block oriented computer terminal (sometimes called display devices) introduced by IBM in 1971 normally used to communicate with IBM mainframes.

New!!: Function key and IBM 3270 · See more »

IBM 5250

IBM 5250 is a family of block-oriented terminals originally introduced with the IBM System/34 midrange computer systems in 1977.

New!!: Function key and IBM 5250 · See more »

IBM Common User Access

Common User Access (CUA) is a standard for user interfaces to operating systems and computer programs.

New!!: Function key and IBM Common User Access · See more »

IBM PC keyboard

The keyboard for IBM PC-compatible computers is standardized.

New!!: Function key and IBM PC keyboard · See more »

IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.

New!!: Function key and IBM Personal Computer · See more »

IBM Personal Computer XT

The IBM Personal Computer XT, often shortened to the IBM XT, PC XT, or simply XT, is a version of the IBM PC with a built-in hard drive.

New!!: Function key and IBM Personal Computer XT · See more »

Internet Explorer 6

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) is the sixth major revision of Internet Explorer, a web browser developed by Microsoft for Windows operating systems.

New!!: Function key and Internet Explorer 6 · See more »

Internet Explorer 7

Windows Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) (codenamed Rincon) is a web browser for Windows.

New!!: Function key and Internet Explorer 7 · See more »

Internet Explorer Developer Tools

Internet Explorer Developer Tools, also known as the F12 Developer Tools in Windows 10, and formerly known as Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar, is a web development tool built into Microsoft Internet Explorer that aids in design and debugging of web pages.

New!!: Function key and Internet Explorer Developer Tools · See more »

Kiosk software

Kiosk software is the system and user interface software designed for an interactive kiosk or Internet kiosk.

New!!: Function key and Kiosk software · See more »

Laptop

A laptop, also called a notebook computer or just notebook, is a small, portable personal computer with a "clamshell" form factor, having, typically, a thin LCD or LED computer screen mounted on the inside of the upper lid of the "clamshell" and an alphanumeric keyboard on the inside of the lower lid.

New!!: Function key and Laptop · See more »

Light-emitting diode

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source.

New!!: Function key and Light-emitting diode · See more »

Liquid-crystal display

A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals.

New!!: Function key and Liquid-crystal display · See more »

Macintosh

The Macintosh (pronounced as; branded as Mac since 1998) is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. since January 1984.

New!!: Function key and Macintosh · See more »

MacOS

macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.

New!!: Function key and MacOS · See more »

Menu bar

A menu bar is a graphical control element which contains drop-down menus.

New!!: Function key and Menu bar · See more »

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft.

New!!: Function key and Microsoft Office · See more »

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft.

New!!: Function key and Microsoft Visual Studio · See more »

Mission Control (macOS)

Mission Control, formerly Dashboard, Exposé, and Spaces is a feature of the Mac OS X operating system.

New!!: Function key and Mission Control (macOS) · See more »

Model M keyboard

Model M is a designation for a group of computer keyboards manufactured by IBM starting in 1984, and later by Lexmark, Unicomp and MaxiSwitch.

New!!: Function key and Model M keyboard · See more »

MS-DOS

MS-DOS (acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft.

New!!: Function key and MS-DOS · See more »

Multi-function display

A multifunction display (MFD) is a small-screen (CRT or LCD) surrounded by multiple soft keys (configurable buttons) that can be used to display information to the user in numerous configurable ways.

New!!: Function key and Multi-function display · See more »

NEC

is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology (IT) services and products, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

New!!: Function key and NEC · See more »

Northgate Computers

Northgate Computer Systems, Inc., based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States, was a mail-order personal computer company, founded in 1987 by Arthur "Art" Lazere.

New!!: Function key and Northgate Computers · See more »

Numeric keypad

A numeric keypad, number pad, numpad, or ten key, is the palm-sized, 17-key section of a standard computer keyboard, usually on the far right.

New!!: Function key and Numeric keypad · See more »

Parallelogram

In Euclidean geometry, a parallelogram is a simple (non-self-intersecting) quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides.

New!!: Function key and Parallelogram · See more »

PC-8000 series

The PC-8000 series was a line of personal computers developed for the Japanese market by NEC.

New!!: Function key and PC-8000 series · See more »

Plugboard

A plugboard, or control panel (the term used depended on the application area), is an array of jacks, or sockets (often called hubs), into which patch cords can be inserted to complete an electrical circuit.

New!!: Function key and Plugboard · See more »

Power-on self-test

A power-on self-test (POST) is a process performed by firmware or software routines immediately after a computer or other digital electronic device is powered on.

New!!: Function key and Power-on self-test · See more »

Safe mode

Safe mode is a diagnostic mode of a computer operating system (OS).

New!!: Function key and Safe mode · See more »

Screenshot

A screenshot (or screen grab) is a digital image of what should be visible on a monitor, television, or other visual output device.

New!!: Function key and Screenshot · See more »

Soft key

A softkey or soft key is a button flexibly programmable to invoke any of a number of functions rather than being associated with a single fixed function or a fixed set of functions.

New!!: Function key and Soft key · See more »

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.

New!!: Function key and Texas Instruments · See more »

TI-83 series

The TI-83 series is a series of graphing calculators manufactured by Texas Instruments.

New!!: Function key and TI-83 series · See more »

Typewriter

A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer's movable type.

New!!: Function key and Typewriter · See more »

URL

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address, is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.

New!!: Function key and URL · See more »

VT100

The VT100 is a video terminal, introduced in August 1978 by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).

New!!: Function key and VT100 · See more »

Web browser

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web.

New!!: Function key and Web browser · See more »

Word processor

A word processor is a computer program or device that provides for input, editing, formatting and output of text, often plus other features.

New!!: Function key and Word processor · See more »

Redirects here:

F keys, F1 button, F1 key, F10 key, F11 key, F12 key, F2 Key, F3 Key, F4 Key, F5 Key, F6 Key, F7 key, F8 key, F9 key, FKEYS, Fkey, Function Keys, Function key 1, Function keys, PF keys.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_key

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »