what is the name of the key found below the "esc" key?
September 16, 2007 1:36pm CST
Hi friends! I am curious to know what the name of the key found just below the "ESC" key or above the tab key is. I was able to search on the net and I got a name "TELDE" key which am not fully assured whether its true or not. Do you have any idea on what the name of the key is?
16 Sep 07
Hello thefuture, The "esc" written on that key stands for ESCAPE. It means getting out something you know. In technical view, it generates ASCII Escape Charecter (Control-[, ASCII charecter 27 in decimal). The key traditionally used to make a escape sequeence for a programme. The Escape key was appropriated by the application programmers, most often to mean "stop". Today, in Microsoft Windows, escape is used as a shortcut in dialouge boxes for No, Quit, Exit, Cancel or Abort. In many internet browsers of today, escape key is used to stop a webpage while it is loading. Before using Windows key (the key which invokes the start button) in today's keyborad, the start menu was to be invoked by holding down the control (Ctrl) key and preesing the escape key. This process still works with Windows XP and Windows Vista
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Sep 07
The key below escape gives you two options, the "accent grave" or ` which is used in French and the ~ which is called a "tilda" and is found in Spanish as in over an "n" to change the sound of the "n" to a softer slurred sound as in "mañana".