ANSI enter key

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Aka/also known as: long enter key

The ANSI-style enter, return or field exit key is one that is horizontally long and usually 2.25 units long. It is used by the ANSI physical layout and is thus common for standard PC keyboards destined for the United States of America (among a few others). For IBM and family, a key similar to it emerged by 1978 for IBM 4978 Display Station Keyboards. In the '80s, it was popularised by the Enhanced layout as the main domestic (relative to the USA) counterpart to the ISO-style enter key.


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