return key


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return key

[ri′tərn ‚kē]
(computer science)
A key on a typewriter or a computer keyboard that, when depressed, causes a print mechanism or cursor to move to the beginning of the next line.
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There was a blue box on the instruction sheet and a blue piece of paper taped to the return key. The computer "spoke" each letter as the student typed it in and then "spoke" the entire word when the student hit the return key.
In other words, manufacturing engineers ordered tooling almost entirely by tapping the return key on their computer keyboards.
To visit a Web site, type its address into the "Address" box (it might be labeled "Go") near the top of the window, then press the return key. If you're new, a good address is <http://howto.yahoo.com/>.
When you press the return key, the information will appear in that square.
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They also were instructed not to rest their wrists on the wrist pad, not to rest their fingers on the keys during typing, and not to capitalize letters or hit the return key after each line.
You don't have to press a return key on a computer, as you did with typewriters.
Each gopher server, when accessed, presents you with a list of choices: Move the arrow to your choice and press the return key and you'll be presented with another menu.
As an example, a period or full stop followed by return key is an end of the statement and the beginning of a new one.
Place the cursor on the "Y-Range" option, press the return key and type the range of observations for the dependent variable (e.g., 12 observations are entered in cells A1...A12).
With Personal SCRIBE, the user merely picks the directories and files to be transferred and depresses the return key, and the selected data is transferred to a compact recordable disc.