space bar

<hardware>

(Or "space key") The extra-wide key at the near edge of every keyboard that is used to enter a space character.

In some Graphical User Interfaces, pressing the space bar selects the current item where the context does not allow text entry, e.g. when the input focus is on a push button or tick box.

Last updated: 2007-01-29

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