Like what you see? Get it in one document for easy printing!
Click Here!
Use coupon code "SAVE50" to get it half price!

Custom Search







Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (Operating Systems)
 9  Chapter 0000:  How to Get There
      9  IV  Windows, Mice and Keyboards

Previous Topic/Section
The TAB Key
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
1
Next Page
Shortcut Keys
Next Topic/Section

The Keyboard

The keyboard shown is an example of a keyboard designed for use with a Windows Operating System.

Becoming familiar with the various keys will make a difference in the speed and efficiency with which you can work through documents, play games or surf the Internet.

There are quite a variety of keyboard tutorials and practice programs available. You are encouraged to make use of some of the shareware programs (free to try until you decide to buy) that can be found by simply typing in “typing shareware” in your Internet search engine.

Figure 13: Keyboard and Functions Map

 


Notice the key that shows the Windows icon. When pressed, the Windows key will display (geeks will say bring up) a menu. For the keyboard driven user this eliminates a mouse click to get the menu open.

Why does this matter in 2002, since you can use a GUI instead? When the mouse does not work we need to know how to drive with the keyboard alone. Also, as you use the computer more frequently, you may find that it’s faster for you to do certain actions with the mouse, and certain ones with the keyboard. And as an A+ technician, you may one day have to troubleshoot a system with a malfunctioning keyboard. So knowing how to use both effectively can be very useful.

Also, it is important to note that before a mouse driver is loaded, we must perform various functions without a mouse, such as BIOS settings and changes. Becoming keyboard driven is also an ergonomically sound practice.


Previous Topic/Section
The TAB Key
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
1
Next Page
Shortcut Keys
Next Topic/Section

If you find CertiGuide.com useful, please consider making a small Paypal donation to help the site, using one of the buttons below. You can also donate a custom amount using the far right button (not less than $1 please, or PayPal gets most/all of your money!) In lieu of a larger donation, you may wish to consider buying an inexpensive PDF equivalent of the CertiGuide to A+ (Operating Systems) from StudyExam4Less.com. (Use coupon code "SAVE50" to save a full 50% off the already low price!) Thanks for your support!
Donate $2
Donate $5
Donate $10
Donate $20
Donate $30
Donate: $



Home - Table Of Contents - Contact Us

CertiGuide to A+ (Operating Systems) (http://www.CertiGuide.com/apluso/) on CertiGuide.com
Version 1.0 - Version Date: January 7, 2005

Adapted with permission from a work created by Tcat Houser.
CertiGuide.com Version Copyright 2005 Charles M. Kozierok. All Rights Reserved.
Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site.