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CAPITAL LOCK KEY [1 record]

Record 1 2010-10-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Computer Peripheral Equipment
  • Office Automation
DEF

A toggle key that locks the keyboard so that you can enter uppercase letters without pressing the Shift key.

OBS

When you're in uppercase mode, most keyboards have a light that illuminates; many programs also display a message, such as CAPS LOCK or CAPS. The Caps Lock key has no effect on the number and punctuation keys.

OBS

The Capital lock key on an English keyboard is usually labelled with the words "Caps Lock."

French

Domaine(s)
  • Périphériques (Informatique)
  • Bureautique
DEF

Touche à bascule qui, lorsqu'elle est activée, met en majuscules les caractères alphabétiques du clavier.

OBS

[La touche Verrouillage majuscules] n'affecte pas les nombres, les signes de ponctuation ni d'autres symboles.

OBS

L'état de la touche [Verrouillage majuscules] est souvent rappelé par un témoin lumineux.

OBS

La touche Verrouillage majuscules sur les claviers français se repère généralement par des abréviations telles que : Verr Maj, Fix Maj, etc.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Equipo periférico (Computadoras)
  • Ofimática
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