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Common Symbol Name in Keyboard's



Key/Symbol
Explanation
Windows
PC keyboards have a Windows key that looks like a four-pane window
Command
Apple Mac computers have a command key.
Menu
PC keyboards also have a Menu key that looks like a cursor pointing to a menu.
Esc
Esc (Escape) key
F1 - F12
Information about the F1 through F12 keyboard keys.
F13 - F24
Information about the F13 through F24 keyboard keys.
Tab
Tab key
Caps lock
Caps lock key
Shift
Shift key
Ctrl
Ctrl (Control) key
Fn
Fn (Function) key
Alt
Alt (Alternate) key (PC Only; Mac users have Option key)
Spacebar
Spacebar key
Arrows
Up, Down, Left, Right Arrow keys
Back Space
Back space (or Backspace) key
Delete
Delete or Del key
Enter
Enter key
Prt Scrn
Print screen key
Scroll lock
Scroll lock key
Pause
Pause key
Break
Break key
Insert
Insert key
Home
Home key
Page up
Page up or pg up key
Page down
Page down or pg dn key
End
End key
Num Lock
Num Lock key
~
Tilde
`
Acute, Back quote, grave, grave accent, left quote, open quote, or a push
!
Exclamation mark, Exclamation point, or Bang
@
Ampersat, Arobase, Asperand, At, or At symbol
#
Octothorpe, Number, Pound, sharp, or Hash
£
Pounds Sterling or Pound symbol
Euro
$
Dollar sign or generic currency
¢
Cent sign
¥
Chinese/Japenese Yuan
§
Micro or Section
%
Percent
°
Degree
^
Caret or Circumflex
&
Ampersand, Epershand, or And
*
Asterisk, mathematical multiplication symbol, and sometimes referred to as star.
(
Open parenthesis
)
Close parenthesis
-
Hyphen, Minus or Dash
_
Underscore
+
Plus
=
Equal
{
Open Brace, squiggly brackets, or curly bracket
}
Close Brace, squiggly brackets, or curly bracket
[
Open bracket
]
Closed bracket
|
Pipe, Or, or Vertical bar
\
Backslash or Reverse Solidus
/
Forward slash, Solidus, Virgule, Whack, and mathematical division symbol
:
Colon
;
Semicolon
"
Quote, Quotation mark, or Inverted commas
'
Apostrophe or Single Quote
Less Than or Angle brackets
Greater Than or Angle brackets
,
Comma
.
Period, dot or Full Stop
?
Question Mark






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