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space bar

(hardware)
(Or "space key") The extra-wide key at the near edge of every keyboard that is used to enter a space character.

In some Graphical User Interfaces, the space bar can be used to select the current item where the context does not allow text entry, e.g. when the input focus is on a push button or tick box.
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space bar

The keyboard key that inserts a blank space into a document. Every space occupies one byte in a file, and contiguous blank spaces are the easiest characters to compress. The blank space is a decimal 32 or hex 20 in the ASCII digital code (see ASCII chart and hex chart).


Small But All That's Necessary
Designed for portability, the PLANCK EZ keyboard has a very small space bar, which at first glance seems impractical. However, touch typists hit the space bar dead center, and the little bar is big enough. See mechanical keyboard. (Image courtesy of ZSA Technology Labs, Inc., www.ergodox-ez.com)
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Test material slides into a holder and all that the operator must do is press the space bar. The instrument brings in the required pressure, waits for the required length of time, calculates the leak rate to determine if the part is in compliance, and shows either a smiley or frown face to let the operator know if the part has passed or failed.
Test material simply slides into a holder and all that the operator has to do is to press the space bar. The instrument brings in the required pres sure, waits for the required length of time, calculates the leak rate to determine if the part is in compliance and shows either a smiley or frown face to let the operator know if the part has passed or failed.
Test material slides into a holder and the operator then presses a space bar key.
Test material simply slides into a holder, and all the operator has to do is press the space bar. The instrument brings in the required pressure, waits for the required length of time, calculates the leak rate to determine if the part is in compliance and shows the operator if the part has passed or failed.
Instead of speaking, Bandolas pressed the space bar on her TTY device, sending a signal to Kritch's computer alerting her that a hearing- or speech-impaired person was on the line.
Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, and his colleagues evaluated whether Ritalin improves performance on the Conners Continuous Performance Test (CPT), a 15-minute test that presents letters one at a time on a computer screen and requires participants to hit the space bar for every letter they see, except "X".
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Experienced users know to press a key that works, such as the space bar or the enter key.

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