Keypress vs Keystroke - What's the difference?

keypress | keystroke |


As nouns the difference between keypress and keystroke

is that keypress is the depression of an input key; a keystroke while keystroke is the act of pressing an input key; a keypress on a computer keyboard or a typewriter, or a similar input device.

keypress

English

Alternative forms

* key press

Noun

(es)
  • The depression of an input key; a keystroke.
  • (computing) The buffered electrical signal resulting from such an event, sometimes distinguished from the release.
  • keystroke

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of pressing an input key; a keypress on a computer keyboard or a typewriter, or a similar input device.