keyboard question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mafiafromrussia, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. what the hell does "scroll lock" button does?
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Found this on the net, not my words, but a good explanation.

    "The scroll lock is a key (with an associated status light) on a computer keyboard. The original purpose of the scroll lock was that when it is turned on, it would pause text scrolling down the screen until it is turned off again. However, it only works on software that supports it, which most software today does not. While it was useful in the days of character interfaces, in a GUI environment (where such things as scrollbar?s are provided) it is much less useful. Programmers can however make their software respond to the key in whatever way they like, hence it need not be restricted to its original function."

    :cool:
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Time to get the hammer & chisel out & sort this baby out. :D
     
  4. so basically it's just a waste of space and light on my keyboard? there are always spare parts that are not needed in a computer related stuff