Windows keyboardA 104-key keyboard (U.S. layout) that is the de facto standard keyboard included with new desktop PCs. Introduced in 1995, the Windows keyboard superseded the 101-key Enhanced keyboard and added three keys specialized for Windows.
Two Windows and One Menu Key
A key with the Windows logo was added on each side of the space bar, which activates the Start menu/screen and other functions (see Windows key). A third Menu key was included as an alternative to right clicking the mouse. Also called the "Context Menu key." See PC keyboard.
|Windows Function Keys|
|The only changes from the earlier Enhanced keyboard were these three keys specialized for Windows. (Image courtesy of Das Keyboard, www.daskeyboard.com)|
|Logo and Menu|
|The Windows logo on the Windows key is more easily recognized than the icon on the Menu key, which is meant to be a menu list with a pointer.|