Except for the main difference between the right and left shift keys on the keyboard!
The right shift key is on the right side of the keyboard and the left shift key is on the left side of the keyboard. Technically, the right key has the key code 0x81 and the left shift key has the key code 0x80, so theoretically they could be used for different tasks, but these are placed on the right and left for more practical reasons!
The left and right Shift keys on a computer keyboard perform the same function.
When pressed and held, the letter is changed to uppercase or the alternate character is used for another key. For example, if you hold down the Shift key while pressing the letter "t", an uppercase "T" appears.
The reason a computer keyboard contains two toggle keys
is to simplify the use of the toggle function with all keyboard keys. For example, it's easier to use the left Shift key with all of the keys on the right side of the keyboard. Likewise, the right Shift key is best used with all of the keys on the left side of the keyboard. Try using the Left Shift key to create an uppercase "Y" without repositioning your hand. As you can see, it is easier to use the right shift key to create an uppercase "Y" than the left shift key.
If a keyboard shortcut requires the Shift key, the left or right Shift key can be used.
FAQ 132: Updated on: 27 August 2021 10:25