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Typewriter

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The shift key's name originated from the typewriter, where one had to press and hold the button to shift up the case stamp to change to capital letters;
A significant innovation was the shift key, introduced with the Remington No. 2 in 1878.

Control key

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In computing, a Control key is a modifier key which, when pressed in conjunction with another key, performs a special operation (for example, [[Control-C|]]); similar to the Shift key, the Control key rarely performs any function when pressed by itself.

Alt key

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Thus, the Alt key is a modifier key, used in a similar fashion to the Shift key.

Apple Keyboard

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This symbol is commonly used to denote the Shift key on modern keyboards (especially on non-US layouts and on the Apple Keyboard), sometimes in combination with the word “shift” or its translation in the local language.

Computer keyboard

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The shift key is a modifier key on a keyboard, used to type capital letters and other alternate "upper" characters.
The most widely used modifier keys include the Control key, Shift key and the Alt key.

ISO/IEC 9995

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The keyboard symbol for the Shift key (which is called Level 2 Select key in the international standard series ISO/IEC 9995) is given in ISO/IEC 9995-7 as symbol 1, and in ISO 7000 “Graphical symbols for use on equipment” as a directional variant of the symbol ISO-7000-251.
The selection of level and group during the input of a character (e.g. by means of a shift key, an AltGr key, or a Group Selection key or key sequence) is specified in ISO/IEC 9995-2.

Letter case

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The shift key is a modifier key on a keyboard, used to type capital letters and other alternate "upper" characters. When the caps lock key is engaged, the shift key can be used to type lowercase letters on many operating systems, but not macOS.
Also commonly seen in computer commands, and in SMS language (avoiding the shift key, to type more quickly).

Caps lock

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When the caps lock key is engaged, the shift key can be used to type lowercase letters on many operating systems, but not macOS.
However, on certain non-QWERTY keyboard layouts, such as the French AZERTY and the German QWERTZ, Caps Lock still behaves like a traditional Shift lock, i.e., the keyboard behaves as if the Shift key is held down, causing the keyboard to input the alternative values of the keys; example the "5" key generates a "%" when Caps lock is pressed.

Question mark

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On the US layout and similar keyboard layouts, characters that typically require the use of the shift key include the parentheses, the question mark, the exclamation point, and the colon.
In GNOME applications on GNU Linux operating systems, it can be entered by typing the hexadecimal Unicode character (minus leading zeros) while holding down both Ctrl and Shift, I J mm.e.: Ctrl Shift B F . In recent XFree86 and X.Org incarnations of the X Window System, it can be accessed as a compose sequence of two straight question marks, i.e. pressing Compose ?

E. Remington and Sons

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the shift key was first used in the Remington No. 2 Type-Writer of 1878; the No. 1 model was capital-only.
The Type-Writer introduced the QWERTY, designed by Sholes, and the success of the follow-up Remington No. 2 of 1878 – the first typewriter to include both upper and lower case letters via a shift key – led to the popularity of the QWERTY layout.

AltGr key

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AltGr is used similarly to the Shift key: it is held down when another key is struck in order to obtain a character other than the one that the latter normally produces.

Exclamation mark

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On the US layout and similar keyboard layouts, characters that typically require the use of the shift key include the parentheses, the question mark, the exclamation point, and the colon.
The appfolder can be viewed as a normal folder by double-clicking with the shift key held down.

Sticky keys

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It serializes keystrokes instead of pressing multiple keys at a time, allowing the user to press and release a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or the Windows key, and have it remain active until any other key is pressed.

Mission Control (macOS)

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Using the Shift key, Mission Control can be activated in slow motion, as can Dashboard and the minimise effect and several other animations.

Keyboard layout

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On the US layout and similar keyboard layouts, characters that typically require the use of the shift key include the parentheses, the question mark, the exclamation point, and the colon.
Sebeolsik Noshift is a variant of sebeolsik which can be used without pressing the shift key.

MediaMax CD-3

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People who do not disable AutoRun can prevent the software from loading by holding down the shift key each time a disc is inserted.

QWERTY

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The QWERTY layout became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, the first typewriter to include both upper and lower case letters, using a shift key.

Arrow keys

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Early models with arrow keys but no middle section (Home, End, etc.) placed them in one line below the right-hand Shift key in an HJKL-like fashion; later versions had a standard inverted-T layout, either in the middle block or as half-height keys at the bottom right of the main keyboard.

Bit-paired keyboard

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A bit-paired keyboard is a keyboard where the layout of shifted keys corresponds to columns in the ASCII (1963) table, archetypally the Teletype Model 33 (1963) keyboard.

Keystroke dynamics

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ASCII

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When used in keyboard mode, it can generate any of the characters created by a standard keyboard, including Shift, Ctrl, and Alt combinations.

Myth: The Fallen Lords

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To select multiple units of different types, the player can either "shift click" (hold down the shift key and click on each individual unit) or use "band-selection" (click and hold the mouse button on a piece of ground, then drag the cursor across the screen.

Myth II: Soulblighter

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To select multiple units of different types, the player can either "shift click" (hold down the shift key and click on each individual unit) or use "band-selection" (click and hold the mouse button on a piece of ground, then drag the cursor across the screen.