It is a computer hardware component which have keys for typing.
It is one of the four main hardware components of the computer and also an input device. It does not only make typing easier but can also be used to move the mouse pointer in the absence of the mouse by activating the Turn on Mouse Keys option where the numeric keypad can then be used to move the pointer. 2 on the keypad moves the pointer down, 8 moves it up, 4 to the left and 6 to the right.
Examples of keyboard according to layout(Arrangement of keys)
Types of Computer keyboard
- Standard keyboard
- Flexible keyboard
- Laptop-size keyboard
- Handheld keyboard
- Multifunctional keyboard
Sections of keys on the keyboard
- Alphanumeric keys; A-Z, 0-9
- Numeric keys; 0-9(on the right hand side), Num Lock, +,-,*,Enter,/,Del
- Function keys;F1-F12
- Control keys; Page Up, Page Down, End, Insert, etc.
- Cursor keys; They are the four keys with the left, up, down and rigth pointing arrows respectively.