key cap

key cap

The replaceable, top part of a keyboard key. The key cap is pressed onto the keyboard switch, which is the mechanical part that moves down and springs back up. To extract a key cap, a "puller" is used to grab underneath and extract it.


Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl
On most PC keyboards, the Caps Lock key is very easy to reach for a touch typist, but the Ctrl key is in an awkward location. This Avant Stellar keyboard comes with extra key caps and a "puller" so the key caps can be swapped. Using software or the keyboard, the keys are then reprogrammed. See Control key.
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First, the metal dome switch underneath each key cap appears to have changed.
Also missing is a key cap puller, again an essential accessory.
NFU Cymru president Ed Bailey said: "It is pleasing that on the majority of the key CAP issues, at an EU level, the views of Welsh Government and the farming industry have been as one.
Key CAP defenders, such as France, were able to hail the deal as a victory in the face of austerity hawks, such as the UK and Sweden, which sought far deeper reductions in the farm budget.
Published yesterday, the committee's report into CAP reform says protecting farmers' incomes and ensuring food security should remain key CAP objectives, along with support for food production in the Welsh uplands.
The switch uses a proprietary switching mechanism that creates a space-saving 10 mm X 10 mm key cap area with a low height profile of 11 mm.
(A temporary fix was the removal of the key cap from the edit key on the Therac 25 control console, in an attempt to hinder low-level operator command backing!)
Circle C50 keyboard comes with over 20 million key-strokes lifetime and has been designed with trendy chocolate key cap and mute technology, which reduces the keystroke sound to almost nil.
The LCD key cap has all the advantages of a programmable LCD, while the base provides the functionality of a switch.
Timpson, in Market Hall, is measuring voter intentions in the constituency by inviting customers who have had a key cut to choose a plastic key cap in the colour of the party they will vote for.
The key caps are fairly large and comfortable to type on, but the extra row of keys moves all the other keys a little to the right, which messes with muscle memory a bit.
Most of the Caligraph's key caps were gone, so he had to have a whole period-correct set of letters, numbers, and assorted characters printed out, along with the machine's emblem normally a decal, "but for now I'll have to do with a sticker" that he had made.