Keyboard Basics

Welcome to Keyboard Basics! On this page you will be able to see the layout of a standard English keyboard and some basic commands will be explained. 
THE KEYBOARD
Below is a standard keyboard.
Some of the layout mentioned are:
  • Function Keys
  • Numeric Keys
  • Special Keys
  • Lock Keys
  • Normal Keys
  • Direction Keys
  • Numeric Keypad (on some keyboards)
computer keyboard layout explained and labelled

For the original image go here.

Keyboard Commands
While using these commands make sure that you highlight the text you want to cut or copy and make sure that your cursor is in the correct location for pasting.
  • Copy       ctrl-C
  • Cut        ctrl-X
  • Paste      ctrl-V
  • Undo       ctrl-Z