Definitions for "Shift key"
Keywords:  ctrl, alt, keyboard, kybdy, uppercase
A key that, when used with another key, produces an alternative meaning for the other key. Shift, Ctrl, and Alt, are shift keys. You must hold down a shift key for it to take effect. Most people consider the Caps Lock key to be a shift key.
Key on a keyboard that is used to capitalize letters when pressed with that letter key. (Kybdy, Gr. 1)
The shift key works when used in conjunction with another key, giving other keys a second function. For example if you were using a word processing program and press shift and any letter of the alphabet you would type a capital letter. A keyboard normally has two shift keys, one on the left and one on the right and are normally identified by an upward facing arrow.
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