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enter key

[′en·tər ‚kē]
(computer science)
A key on a computer keyboard that corresponds to the return key on a typewriter and usually signals the computer to act on the information just entered on the keyboard.

Enter key

Also called the "Return key," it is the keyboard key that is pressed to signal the computer to input the line of data or the command that has just been typed.

It Was the Return Key
The Enter key was originally the "Return key" on a typewriter, which caused the carriage to return to the beginning of the next line on the paper. In a word processing or text editing application, pressing Enter ends a paragraph. A character code for return/end-of-line, which is different in Windows than it is in the Mac, Linux or Unix, is inserted into the text at that point. See CR/LF.


Enter Key Placement
The correct placement of the Enter key next to the quote key is of considerable importance to the touch typist.
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Top three usability problems (detected by all participants): (1) The Accept button seems to be a problem (many users forget to click on it); (2) if you have several words in a single tile (because you post-edit one tile and write several words in it or via voice input), you have to delete everything to change something at the beginning.
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Because you have to click on the accept button to proceed with the installation, these types of licence agreements have become known as click wrap licences.