Pause key

Pause break keyboard keyKeyboard key commonly found near the top right of a computer keyboard. This key allows a user to temporarily halt the action of the program being run. For example, in computer games, the pause key is commonly used to temporarily stop the game while the user steps away from his or her computer and is shared with the break key. The picture shows an example of the Pause Break key on a PC computer. This key is not found on the Apple computer keyboards.

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Also see: Break, Control keys, Keyboard terms, Pause