NCERT Solutions for Class 2 Computer Chapter 5 Using a Keyboard in English Medium updated for CBSE and other state board session 2023-24. Here students of class 2 will learn about the functions of keyboard and know about the types of keys.
Using the Keyboard
The buttons on the keyboard are known as keys. There are about 104 keys on a keyboard. We can type by pressing these keys on the keyboard.
Let us know about these keys one by one.
Alphabet keys (A to Z)
Alphabet keys are used to type words on the computer. The standard keyboard is called Qwerty Keyboard because the first six keys on the top row of letters spell QWERTY. It is widely used.
Helpful Keys on Keyboard
Numeric Keys (0 to 9)
Numeric keys (0 to 9) are used to type numbers on the computer. You can also use the Numeric Keypad which is on the right side of the keyboard if the Num Lock key is On. You can enter numbers as well as mathematical signs ( +,–,*,/).
Enter Key (Return Key)
When you finish typing an instruction, you press the enter key. Enter Key moves the cursor to the next line. You can use Enter key to enter the command into the computer.
This key is the longest key on the Keyboard. It is used to give space in between words.
Delete, Arrow and Function Keys
The Delete key is used to delete anything from the computer.
The Arrow keys are used to move the cursor in up, down, right or left direction.
Tab key is used to move the cursor to a preset location on the monitor.
Caps Lock Key
It is used to type any alphabet in capital letters on the computer. It is present on the left side of Alphabet keys.
Function Keys (F1 to F12)
Look at the top of the keyboard. You see keys marked with F1 to F12. These keys are called Function Keys. These are used for performing special functions.
It is used to give capital letters. For this you have to press the Shift key along with the desired letter. On the number keys, there are some other symbols too like*, =, –, %, # , & etc. When you want to type the upper symbol on any of these keys, use the shift key.
It is used to erase anything typed on the left side of the cursor.
Fill in the Blanks
Write the keys to the following.
- To move the cursor __________.
- To write in capital letters __________.
- To delete words __________.
- To execute the command _________.
- To move cursor to preset location ___________.
- To give a space between words __________.
- To move the cursor to the next __________.