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I would not consider this being a user preference where you need to go back to a default state. I think it's more of a contextual thing where you set the fields to the proper type so that the corresponding keyboard shows up. For email, you'd set the type to "email" and the associated keyboard would automatically be used (it would contain the ., the .com, the ...


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My last computer came with a keyboard which had cut / copy / paste keys and this was incredibly useful - I used them all of the time; much less cumbersome than Cntl C / V. When the keys became faded I searched in vain for a replacement and eventually found one on Ebay that was an unused identical one to the one I had. Unfortunately when I upgraded my ...


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"Enter key" is a more popular choice than "Return key". According to Google ngrams. I'd therefore write "Press Enter" unless I could be certain that the users have a specific keyboard with a specific label on the key want them to use.


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To be frank, only a selected few are aware that the Enter and Return keys are not the same - whether you refer to it as Enter or Return, users will press either buttons (if they have both buttons). This is due to the fact that very few software products where the Enter and Return keys do different things (Avid's Pro Tools is the only example I can give). My ...


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What is the target platform for your CLI application? This should guide your decision. Enter is more common on non-Apple keyboards. Return is the standard for Apple keyboards with 'enter', as you point out, sometimes written about the key. A third incarnation is simple using an icon on the key: If you use a single word to describe the key, you should ...



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