Cursor vs Keyset - What's the difference?

cursor | keyset |


As nouns the difference between cursor and keyset

is that cursor is cursor while keyset is (computing|telegraphy) an input device whose few keys can be pressed in many combinations, often simultaneously, to enter different commands or characters.

cursor

English

Alternative forms

* cursour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A part of any of several scientific instruments that moves back and forth to indicate a position
  • (graphical user interface) A moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device.
  • (graphical user interface) An indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place. Also referred to as "the caret".
  • (databases) A reference to a row of data in a table, which moves from row to row as data is retrieved by way of it.
  • (programming) A design pattern in object oriented methodology in which a collection is iterated uniformly, also known as the iterator pattern.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (computing) To navigate by means of the cursor keys.
  • * 1990 , InfoWorld (volume 12, number 22, 28 May 1990)
  • The only other problem is that there's a nagging tendency for the highlight to overrun when cursoring through file lists.

    See also

    * electronic display * GUI * pointer ----

    keyset

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing, telegraphy) An input device whose few keys can be pressed in many combinations, often simultaneously, to enter different commands or characters.
  • (computing, databases) A set of keys (unique identifiers) used to distinguish the rows of data being traversed by a cursor.
  • (rare) A collection of keys on a typewriter or keyboard.
  • This typewriter has a numeric keyset''' to the right of the standard alphanumeric '''keyset .