Seemingly Useless Keys Explained

By Deane Barker on October 14, 2003

What’s the “Scroll Lock” key on my computer for?: A great little Q and A and what all the apparently useless keys on your keyboard are actually there for: Scroll Lock, SysReq, the pipe (if you program or work with *nix, you’ve used this), the back-quote under the tilde, and the Pause/Break key.