Pg Dn key

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Page down keyShort for Page Down key, the PGDN, PD, PgDn, or Pg Dn key is a computer keyboard key found between the keyboard and the numeric pad or on the numeric pad number 3 key.

When this key is pressed, if the page currently being viewed has more than one page, the page view will be moved (scroll) down one page. For example, on this web page or any web page on the Internet, if you press the Pg Dn key, it scrolls the page down one page or scrolls to the end of the page.

Where is the Page Down key on the keyboard?

Below is an overview of a computer keyboard with the Page Down key highlighted in blue on the main keyboard as well as the numeric keypad.

Page Down key

Note: Apple computer keyboards do not have a Page Up key on the numeric keypad.

How to use the Pg Dn key on the keypad

For the number three to work as a page down key instead of typing out the number 3 turn the Num Lock off.

Note: Apple computer keyboards do not have a Num Lock key or the ability to have the 3 key act as a page up key.

What are the uses of the Pg Dn key?

In addition to moving one page down at a time, while in a text document and hold down the Shift key and press the Pg Dn key to highlight one page down from where the cursor is at a time.

Computer abbreviations, Control keys, Keyboard terms, Pg Up key